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Zoia Bologovsky (violin, viola) is an active musician in the New England area. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Zoia has had many adventures touring as First Violinist with the Arden String Quartet around America and Europe. She has held positions with the Portland and Springfield Symphonies and Rhode Island Philharmonic. Currently, Zoia is Concertmaster of North Shore Philharmonic, MetroWest Symphony, and the Portsmouth Symphony. She is also Principal Second Violin of Symphony New Hampshire and PORTOpera, and can be found teaching at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, the Cooperative Middle School in Stratham, New Hampshire, and in her private studio in Stoneham, Massachusetts.
Bethany Landby Stephan (violin, Suzuki Violin Program) maintains a vibrant teaching and performance career. She holds positions with Albany Symphony, Santo Domingo Music Festival, West Virginia Symphony and Orchestra of Indian Hill. Additionally, she can be found performing with the Minnesota Orchestra and orchestras throughout New England. Bethany’s varied performance career has taken her to Iceland, Spain, Central America, and throughout the United States. As a chamber music enthusiast, she has spent her summers at Madeline Island Music Camp, Yellow Barn Young Artists Program, Northern Lights Chamber Music Institute, and as a Fellow at the Garth Newel Chamber Music Festival. Bethany earned a Bachelor of Music and Performance Certificate from the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music and a Master of Music degree from Carnegie Mellon University as a full scholarship student of Andres Cardenes. Bethany’s studies also included time spent in Vienna, Austria as a Cherrington Global Scholar. Additional pedagogical influences include Mary West, Linda Wang, and Gudny Gudmundsdottir. Her teaching career of almost fifteen years has included teaching both traditional lessons and the Suzuki Method, for which her training was completed (Books 1-8) with James Maurer and Kathleen Spring. A lover of many styles and genres, Bethany occasionally fiddles in the American and Irish style. She has performed with artists such as Josh Groban, Ben Folds, and the Transiberian Orchestra. When not performing or teaching, Bethany can be found in nature, with a good book, or social dancing.
Bozena O’Brien (string department chair, violin, string ensembles) has studied with Walter Eisenberg at Boston University and Marylou Speaker Churchill of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and has participated as a Young Artist member at Tanglewood. She performs with the New Hampshire Music Festival, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Musicians of Wall Street, Handel Society of Dartmouth, and several piano trios. Mrs. O’Brien holds a certificatefor Suzuki pedagogy and Suzuki Book 1 and has taught at St. Paul’s School, Plymouth State University, Holderness Preparatory School, and Kimball Union Academy.
Kate Jensik (cello, string ensembles) is a graduate of Ithaca College with a bachelor’s degree in Music. She received an Artists Diploma from Brandeis University and a master’s degree from the Boston Conservatory, studying with renowned teacher and performer Rhonda Rider. She also studied at the Janacek Academy of Music in the Czech Republic and has participated in master classes with Yo-Yo Ma, Benjamin Zander, and Paul Katz. Ms. Jensik has taught at the Powers Music School, the Rivers Music School, Ithaca Talent Education Suzuki School, Ithaca College, and Brandeis University.
Michelle Cloutier (violin) graduated cum laude from Boston Conservatory with a B.M. and an M.M. in Violin Performance. Her teachers have included Magdelena Richter, Bonnie Berwick, and Irina Muresanu. She has performed with Symphony Nova (formerly Neponset Valley Philharmonic Orchestra), Brockton Symphony, and Newton Symphony. In New Hampshire, she has performed with the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestraand the New Hampshire Philharmonic. Mrs. Cloutier is certified as a Suzuki teacher for Books 1-5, having trained with Allen Lieb and Carol Sykes. She has attended master classes in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont for her Suzuki training and is a former faculty member at the Suzuki School of Newton.