Xenia Deviatkina-Loh has performed with the many orchestras around Australia and New Zealand including the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. She has also been a recitalist in various venues across Australia, UK, Europe and USA, mainly Sydney, Melbourne, London, and California. Venues include the Horncastle Arena, Sydney Opera House, Wigmore Hall, St. John's Smith Square, LACMA. She has been frequently aired live on 3MBSFM, ABC radio, and Radio New Zealand. In 2009, she was the winner of the Gisborne International Music Competition. Xenia has had masterclasses with various renowned artists and pedagogues, including Maxim Vengerov, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Pamela Frank; and has worked intensely with Boris Kuschnir. Xenia studied in Sydney with Alice Waten, and completed her MA at the Royal Academy of Music, London under György Pauk. She is currently completing her MMus at UCLA, with Movses Pogossian and Guillaume Sutre. Xenia was supported by the Tait Memorial Trust - The Thornton Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, Woolf Mernick, and Margot MacGibbon during her studies in London. She is supported by the Ian Potter Cutural Trust Fund, Friends of Strings Award, and Greenschlpoon, and the Edna and Yu Shan Han Foundation for her current studies in UCLA. Xenia is currently recording for SHEVA Collection for her premiere album, which is project to release late 2017.
Anna Corcoran, a native of Santa Barbara, California, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she studied with Axel Strauss and Ian Swensen. She received the Sergei Barsukov scholarship for four years of study at the conservatory in addition to awards from the Santa Barbara Music Club, the Leni FeBland Foundation, and the top prize from the Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation competition. Anna has performed in the San Francisco area with ensembles such as the Magik* Magik* orchestra, and the Trinity Alps Chamber Players. In Los Angeles, Anna has performed as first violinist in UCLA's VEM String Quartet, on scholarship from the Armenian Dream Fund. Anna recently graduated with a Master's degree from UCLA where she studied with Guillaume Sutre.
Violist Morgan O'Shaughnessey has performed live on RAI Radio 3 at Palazzo Quirinale for the President of the Italian Republic. He has also presented several recitals of modern Italian works at Teatro la Fenice in Venice as a part of festival lo spirito della musica di venezia, as well as recorded an album of the complete chamber music of Gino Gornini in collaboration with the Giorgio Cini Foundation, which was released on the Tactus label. He performs on a fine viola by Vincenzo Cavani di Spilamberto, and a bow by Darrell Hanks of Ashland, OR. His extensive discography with legendary producer Sylvia Massy includes string arrangements for Johnny Depp, Rihanna, and Soilwork. He holds a BM from San Francisco Conservatory, where he studied with Jodi Levitz and members of the Kronos Quartet. His other musical interests include the Scottish highland bagpipes, Swedish nyckelharpa, and Quebecois fiddle music. A passionate advocate for community involvement in music and art, Morgan is the artistic director for Springsart Series: a non-profit community concert series that produces accomplished regional artists in interactive artistic community events in a yurt deep in the forest near Ashland, Oregon. Please visit www.moshalto.com for more information on upcoming concert engagements and album releases.
Anne Suda: An accomplished soloist and chamber musician, cellist Anne Suda recently won the Frances Walton Solo Competition in Seattle. Recent concert highlights include bicoastal performances of the Beethoven Triple Concerto with One Found Sound Orchestra and with the Venice Symphony under the baton of Maestro Imre Palló. Last summer Anne was a fellow at Yale's Norfolk New Music Workshop. She has performed as soloist with several orchestras and will perform with the UCLA Symphony this spring. Anne is pursuing her DMA with Antonio Lysy where she works as a teaching assistant. Anne received a grant from SF Friends of Chamber Music to perform a staged and memorized production of Schoenberg's Pierrot lunaire throughout the country with Nonsemble 6, notably at the Kennedy Center. Anne's ensemble Aleron Trio was in residence at Banff and at Britten-Pears Aldeburgh Music. The trio also won the Berkeley Piano Club Barbara Fritz Chamber Music Award and was ensemble-in-residence for the Old First Series in SF and for the Southeast Iowa Symphony. Anne has served as guest artist at universities including Stanford, UC Santa Cruz, SF State, Willamette, SIU Edwardsville, WIU, and adjudicated at the Senior MTNA competition at UC Santa Barbara. She received her MM from the SF Conservatory, studied abroad at the Sydney Conservatorium, and received her BM from Vanderbilt where she double majored in English. Anne began cello at four with her mother Carolyn Suda. www.annesuda.com.