Biographies

Marka Young, Violin

Marka performs as the Assistant Concertmaster of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and is Concertmaster of the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra.  She also performs with the Rebel Baroque Orchestra and American Classical Orchestra.  Ms. Young holds a Doctorate and Master of music from SUNY Stony Brook and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College.  She maintains a large class of violin students in the Mid-Hudson Region. MarkaYoungViolin.com

David Fiedler, Violin

David has had a varied career as a violinist, performing in chamber music groups, orchestras, and as soloist on both coasts and in the midwest.  He has been on the faculties of the University of South Dakota and Fei Tian Academy of the Arts, and currently teaches at Dutchess Community College.  David has also been a serious student of the musical and spiritual traditions of India, interests which remain active to this day. 

Lauren Buono, Viola

Lauren is principal viola for the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra, and also plays with the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Hudson Opera Theater Orchestra.   She teaches in the Monroe-Woodbury school district, and has a class of private violin and viola students.  Ms Buono received her Bachelor degree at Ithaca College and completed the Masters studies in chamber music performance at San Francisco Conservatory  

Jeanne Fox, Cello

Jeanne is currently principal cello for the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra and plays the Hudson Opera Theater Orchestra.  An avid Chamber Music performer, she previously performed with the Hudson Valley Piano Trio and the Arioso Piano Trio. Ms. Fox maintains a large class of private cello students and is a film music consultant by day with extensive film and television credits.  She holds performance degrees from Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School.  JeanneFoxMus