RUSSIAN! January 26 2003
Christine Nield, flute, born in New York, studied extensively
with Philip Dunigan, James Galway, & Marcel Moyse. She has
participated in the Accademia Chigiana in Siena Italy, the New
England Bach Festival, the Library of Congress Music Series, &
the Marlboro Music Festival, & plays annually in Festival
Miami. She is principal flutist with the Florida Philharmonic
Orchestra and the Florida Grand Opera, & is Professor of Flute
at the University of Miami, Ms Nield has recorded solo & chamber
music on the Audiofon, Centaur, Coronet, & Altarus labels
& orchestral recordings are on Marmonia Mundi.
Jodie DeSalvo, piano, born in Connecticut, is a graduate
of both the Manhattan School of Music & the Hart School of
Music & at the latter accompanied Raya Garbousova's class
for four years. She made her Carnegie Hall debut as winner of
the Artists International Competition to such unanimous acclaim
that she returned the following season for a command performance
at New York's Merkin Concert Hall. Her subsequent recitals throughout
Europe & the United States have been eloquently praised &
her commitment to women in music has made her a champion in works
by Clara Schuman, Amy Beach, Fanny Mendelssohn & Ellen Taffe
Zwilich. She is on the faculty at Florida International University.
Iris van Eck, cello, a native of Holland, studied at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague with Jean Decroos & Rene van Ast before moving to the United States where she studied with Raya Garbousova. Of Master classes attended,of most influence were Paul and Maude Tortellier and William Pleeth. She has appeared as a soloist with various orchestras in the U.S. & in Europe, was assistant principal cello in the Florida Philharmonic for the past 17 years, and is now principal cellist for the Florida Grand Opera. Her cello is an old French instrument made by Bernardel Pere.