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Classical: Contemporary Moods: Type: Instrumental Classical: New Music Ensemble

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United States - Ohio

Mary Kay Ferguson, Lynne Ramsey, Thomas Sperl, Danna Sundet

Internationally acclaimed Panorámicos is a prize winning Mixed Chamber Ensemble whose innovative programs feature commissions and collaborations with composers from the worlds of theatre, jazz, contemporary, classical and world music.



CORE ENSEMBLE BIOS:

Ralph Curry, cellist, is a member of the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Amici Quartet. He has also performed with the New York Philharmonic and as soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, and the Colorado Philharmonic. He has performed as a chamber musician extensively throughout the United States and abroad.

Mary Kay Ferguson has risen to national prominence as a versatile flutist who has performed with the Chicago Symphony (World Tour), St. Louis Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Kansas City Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra, among others. She has been a featured soloist at Severance Hall, the New Hampshire Music Festival, and founded panorámicos in 1994.

Pianist Randall Fusco has performed throughout the United States, and has appeared as soloist with numerous ensembles. He is currently Professor of Music at Hiram College in Ohio. Fusco earned his B. M. and M. M. degrees in Piano Performance from the Eastman School of Music.

Lynne Ramsey is First Assistant Principal Violist of the Cleveland Orchestra. She is a member of the Amici Quartet, and serves on the faculties of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Aspen Music Festival. Previous posts have included Principal Violist in the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Pittsburgh Symphony. She has been heard as soloist with the Beijing Philharmonic, China, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, among others.

Danna Sundet teaches at Kent State University, is the Director of the John Mack Legacy Oboe Camp, and is Principal Oboist with The Erie Philharmonic. She has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Opera and Ballet, and as soloist with Trinity Chamber Players and the Carmel (CA) and Baldwin-Wallace Bach Festivals.

BIOGRAPHIES OF GUEST ARTISTS:

Jeffrey Irvine joined the viola faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music in September of 1999. He was previously Professor of Viola and Chair of the String Division at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. His students have won major orchestral, teaching and chamber music posts, and have been First Prize Winners in important competitions, including the Primrose Competition, the ASTA National Solo Competition, and the Washington International Competition. In 1985, Mr. Irvine presented master classes in Beijing and Shanghai and gives master classes at major schools in the United States. He teaches at the Heifetz International and the Aspen Music Festivals, and was formerly a member of the New World String Quartet.

Richard King began serving as Principal Horn of The Cleveland Orchestra in 1997, having joined the ensemble in 1988 as Associate Principal at the age of 20. He has been featured numerous times as soloist with the Orchestra. Richard began playing the horn at the age of nine. He briefly attended the Juilliard School of Music and subsequently earned a diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music. His primary horn teacher was former Cleveland Orchestra principal Myron Bloom. An active chamber musician and recitalist, Mr. King is a member of the critically acclaimed Center City Brass. He can be heard regularly at the Music in the Vineyards (California) and Bay Chamber Concerts (Maine) festivals. He has released an album of Schubert Lieder transcribed for horn and piano on Albany Records. Richard King is on the faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Kent/Blossom Music Professional training program. He plays a Conn 8D horn.

Thomas C. Moore has performed as Principal Oboist with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Ohio Chamber Orchestra, Cleveland Opera Orchestra, Cleveland Ballet Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra, and was Principal Oboist and founder of Red {an orchestra}. He has appeared as soloist with the Harrisburg Symphony, Colorado Philharmonic, Ohio Chamber Orchestra, and Trinity Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Moore earned his BM and MM degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with late Cleveland Orchestra Principal Oboist John Mack.
A four-time GRAMMY Award winning producer and recording editor, Mr. Moore is a founding member of the newly formed Five/Four Productions, Ltd., and for many years was Producer and Senior Recording Editor for Telarc International. He earned a nomination for Classical Producer of the Year 2005, and won Outstanding Producer of the Year from the OutMusic Awards held in New York City.

Thomas Sperl is a member of the Cleveland Orchestra double bass section and is on the faculty at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. He has performed with the Mainly Mozart Festival and the Rochester Chamber Players, and was previously a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestras.

Lisa Wellbaum served as Principal Harp of the Cleveland Orchestra for thirty-three seasons. She was a student of the late renowned harpist Alice Chalifoux at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Ms. Wellbaum served as principal harpist of the Winnipeg Symphony, the New Orleans Philharmonic, and the Santa Fe Opera. She has coached harpists for auditions and given Master Classes at the Eastman School of Music, Universities of Michigan, Cincinnati, and Boston, Shepherd School, New England Conservatory, Temple University, and the Curtis Insititute. Ms. Wellbaum has been soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra in Mozart's Concerto for Flute and Harp, and has recorded Debussy’s Danses Sacrée et Profane, performing it in Severance Hall in Cleveland and at Carnegie Hall in New York City.