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Madeleine Dring was born into a musical family. She spent her first four years at Raleigh Road, Harringay and moved to Streatham. She showed talent at an early age and took lessons in the junior department of the Royal College of Music beginning on her tenth birthday. She attended on scholarship for violin and piano.
As part of their training, all of the students performed in the children's theatre. She began composition studies at the RCMJD with Stanley Drummond Wolff, Leslie Fly, and Percy Buck. She continued at the Royal College for senior-
In 1947 she married Roger Lord, an oboist, for whom she composed several works, including the highly regarded Dances for solo oboe. They had a son in 1950.
A book, Madeleine Dring: Her Music, Her Life, by Ro Hancock-
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2017 Musician's Biographies
Andréa E. Banke currently serves as Professor of Oboe at Wichita State University, Principal Oboe with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and Solo Oboe with the Lieurance Woodwind Quintet. The Wichita Eagle has hailed her playing as “lush,” “exquisite,” and having “impeccable style and execution.” Prior to coming to Kansas, Ms Banke held the position of Principal Oboe of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in New York. An active chamber musician, Andréa has frequently performed as Guest Principal Oboe of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Banke has appeared with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, the Heidelberg Opera Schlossfestpiele in Germany, the Camerata Philharmonica in the Czech Republic, and been a recitalist with members of the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, among others. From 1997-
Celebrated American pianist, Dr. Julie Bees, is a Professor of Piano and Director of the Konrad Wolff-
Catherine Consiglio has been Professor of Viola at Wichita State University and Principal Viola in the Wichita Symphony for the past 28 years. She was the violist with the Fairmount String Quartet for 17 years. During the spring of 2015 Ms. Consiglio spent an invigorating three weeks in Paraguay where she soloed with the Camerata Miranda Orchestra at the Argentinian Embassy and performed chamber music as a part of the Paraguay Kansas Project. While in Asuncion, Consiglio gave Master Classes and taught lessons at Escuela Musical Miranda and UNA, the National University of Asuncion. Consiglio’s degrees include a MM from the New England Conservatory, where she was assistant to renowned pedagogue Heidi Castleman. Teachers include Jeffrey Irvine and Eugene Lehner, violist with the legendary Kolish Quartet. Ms. Consiglio has also taught at Rice University, the University of Connecticut, University of Oklahoma and Phillips Academy in Boston. Former orchestral playing positions include: Principal Violist of the Oklahoma Symphony, Boston Philharmonic, New England Chamber Orchestra, Orchesta Sinfonia de Jalapa and Assistant Principal of the Houston Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Consiglio has taught and performed at festivals across the United States, Mexico and Europe, including the Evian Music Festival in France, The Quartet Program and Killington Music Festival in the United States. She has been a guest violist with the Harrington and Pro Arte String Quartets on many occasions. Since 2007 Ms. Consiglio’s technique book for violists has been requested for use at the Julliard School and the Julliard Preparatory Division and is published through WSU. Ms. Consiglio has received two of the three WSU College of Fine Arts Excellence in Achievement Awards. In 1994 she was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award, in 2003 she received the Excellence in Special Fine Arts Endeavors Award and in August of 2007 she was awarded the Anita Jones Faculty Fellowship by the Dean of the College of Fine Arts. In 2008 the Board and Musicians of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra gave the prestigious Daniel J. Sevart Award for Community Service to Ms. Consiglio for her work with Chamber Music at The Barn. Ms. Consiglio’s students are teaching and performing in orchestras, colleges and public schools all over the United States. Her students have performed and participated in the National American String Teachers Association Convention, the International Viola Congress, Aspen Music Festival, Spoleto USA and Italy, Hot Springs Music Festival, National Orchestral Institute and many others. Orchestral playing positions of Ms. Consiglio’s students include the Chicago Civic Orchestra, Eugene Symphony, Colorado Music Festival, Charleston Symphony, Flagstaff Symphony, Oklahoma Philharmonic, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, SONA, Alabama Symphony, Ohio Light Opera, Wichita Grand Opera, Wichita Symphony, Tulsa Symphony, SONA (Symphony Orchestra of Northwest Arkansas) and the Minnesota Orchestra. Teaching positions achieved by her students include numerous public school positions as well as the Pasadena Conservatory, Bethel College, Hesston College, Luther College, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Alabama. Many of her viola students have gone on to achieve additional degrees and further study at The Julliard School, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory, University of Oregon, Southern Methodist University and the University of Minnesota. Ms. Consiglio is co-
A gem in the cultural landscape of West Texas, the Harrington String Quartet was established by a generous gift from the late Sybil B. Harrington to benefit the Panhandle community. From its founding in 1981, the quartet has brought “stellar credentials” and “a refined sense of ensemble and musical integrity” to performances across the nation and internationally. During the summer of 2014, the quartet toured Europe as performing guests at the International Music Festival of Toledo (Spain), Altmark Festspiele (Germany), and the International Music Festival of the Adriatic (Italy). Upon returning to the USA, they were featured as Distinguished Guest Artists at the Piano Texas Festival in Fort Worth, TX. In 2015, they returned to Europe to perform at International Festival of Chamber Music (Plovdiv, Bulgaria), Sofia Music Weeks in Bulgaria and Musica Univerista in Pavia, Italy. Highlights from past seasons include a New York debut in Carnegie's Weill Hall and the PBS documentary A Sound Collaboration – The Harrington String Quartet. The quartet has also enjoyed collaborations with world-
John Harrison is musician, electrical/computer engineer, and new media artist. Currently he serves as Concertmaster of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra (WSO) and Chicago Chamber Orchestra. He is also the co-
Violinist Rossitza Jekova-
Dr. James Knight was born in Wichita, Kansas where he studied piano from Lucille Hayden and Guy Johnson. During his undergraduate years he won the Naftzger Piano Award and the Kansas Cultural Trust Award enabling him to study in New York City. In New York, he went to Manhattan School of Music, where he studied under Constance Keene. In 1990 and 1996 respectively, he earned his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from this institution. At this time, he took master classes from John Perry, Aube Tzerko, Bela Nagy, Byron Janis, Karl Ulrich Schnabel, and Joaquin Soriano. Dr. Knight was a finalist in the Leschetizky Piano Competition and also performed at Steinway Hall in New York City. He recently performed at the annual American Liszt Society Festival held at the University of Oregon in Eugene. At this event he performed the Liszt transcription of the last movement of the Symphonie Fantastique of Berlioz. He also performs frequently at the Chamber Music at the Barn series. Dr. Knight is now in his 22nd year of teaching at Friends University, where he is an assistant professor of piano. He also teaches Music History 2 and 3, Analytical Techniques, and Keyboard Ensemble. Dr. Knight has also had several prizewinning students in local competitions including the WMMTA piano concerto auditions and the Miller Concerto Auditions.
An outstanding violinist with virtuosic brilliance, Gregory Lee is currently Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Oklahoma and Concertmaster of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Dr. Lee holds a Degree from The Juilliard School, where he studied with the renowned pedagogue Dorothy DeLay. Later, studied with Paul Kantor at the University of Michigan, where received his Doctorate. The Sydney-
Carmen Lemoine wants to live in a world where education is free to all, pantyhose don’t exist, people aren’t afraid to be honest, Unti winery is her next-
Emmanuel Lopez has spent the last twenty six years as a member of the highly acclaimed Harrington String Quartet and as the Philip Periman Endowed Chair in Violoncello at West Texas A&M University. He holds degrees from Yale University, University of Connecticut and Juilliard School. He has won numerous cello competitions, including the Janos Starker-
All three members of the Orfeo Trio are active performers with considerable chamber music experience. Cellist Leonid Shukaev is a founding member of the St. Petersburg String Quartet, which was in existence for thirty years. Their rise to fame included a Grammy nomination, "Best Record" honors in both Stereo Review and Gramophone, an opening night performance at Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Center, a five-
Grammy nominees for their last three CD releases (2009, 2007, and 2006) and International Tango competition winners (New York, 2004), Quartet San Francisco expresses itself in its agility and standout virtuosic playing. Quartet San Francisco was founded in 2001 by celebrated Bay Area violinist and composer-
Dr. Leonid Shukaev is a cellist who belongs to a Great Russian cello tradition. As a student at St. Petersburg Conservatory, he was fortunate enough to study with Emanuel Fishmann, the teacher of Misha Maisky, Boris Pergamenshikov, and many other great cellists who are now playing in leading Russian and European orchestras. Before coming to the United States, Leonid Shukaev taught cello for several years at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and the St. Petersburg College of Music, and played in Leningrad Philharmonic. In the U.S., he has taught at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and is presently on the faculty of Wichita State University and the principal cellist of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. As a founding member of the St. Petersburg String Quartet, Mr. Shukaev regularly performed in North America, Europe and Asia at the most prestigious music series and festivals. The quartet's honors include a Grammy nomination, "Best Record" honors in both Stereo Review and Gramophone magazines, First Prize and the "Grand Prix Musica Viva" at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, Silver Medal and a Special Prize at the Tokyo International Chamber Music Competition, First Prize and both Special Prizes at the Vittorio Gui International Competition for Chamber Ensembles in Florence (Italy), First Prize at the All-
In a single year, Bulgarian-
Evgeny Zvonnikov joined West Texas A&M University as a lecturer of the violin and member of Harrington String quartet in 2017. He received his music degree at Saint Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia. Mr. Zvonnikov won several international Competitions such as: second prize in the Maria Udina Concerto Competition; Second prize in American Protege Concerto Competition. In 2012 Evgeny won the Ft. Hays University Orchestra Young Artists Competition and performed Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Ft. Hays University Symphony. As soloist, he performed with Saint-