Marka serves as Assistant Concertmaster of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and performs on modern, classical and baroque violin in NYC and the Tri-State area. She was Artist in Residence at Banff and has performed as a soloist at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Bach Aria Festival, Blossom Festival, Connecticut Early Music Festival, and Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra. Marka holds a Doctorate and Master of Music from SUNY Stony Brook and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied with Dorothy Delay and Kurt Sassmanshaus. Marka teaches at Vassar College and has a large class of violin students in the mid-Hudson Valley region.
Heather studied music at Indiana University, SUNY Purchase and in Berlin, Germany. She studied chamber music with Charles Castleman, the Cassat Quartet and the Orion Quartet. She is an active orchestral and chamber musician in the tri-state area performing both with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and the Albany Symphony. Heather is currently on faculty at the Hudson River School of Music and has been an active and enthusiastic string teacher in the Hudson Valley for many years.
Lauren performs with the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra. She previously performed with the Hudson Opera Theater Orchestra and was the principal viola for the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra. She teaches in the Monroe-Woodbury school district, and has a class of private violin and viola students. Ms Byrne received her Bachelor's degree at Ithaca College and completed Masters studies in chamber music performance at San Francisco Conservatory.
Jeanne is a sub with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. She has performed as principal cellist with the Northern Dutchess Symphony, Woodstock Symphony Orchestras, and Hudson Opera Theater. An avid Chamber Music performer, she previously performed with the Arioso Piano Trio. Ms Fox teaches at SUNY Dutchess, and has a large class of private cello students. She is a film music consultant by day with extensive film and television credits, and holds performance degrees from Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School. JeanneFoxMusic.com
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