Olga Patramanska-Bell

Olga Patramanska-Bell (string department chair, violin) was born and raised in Ukraine, where she received her musical education. After finishing her Bachelor’s degree at the R.M. Glier Kyiv State Higher Music College and studying a few years at the National Musical Academy of Ukraine, she came to Boston to continue her education at the Longy … Read more

Matthew Dickey

Matthew Dickey (violin) earned a Master of Music from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 2015 studying with Piotr Milewski. He has performed widely in the Midwest with orchestras such as The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Dayton Philharmonic, and the Queen City Opera Company; he was also on the faculty at the Toedtman School of Music … Read more

Kate Jensik

Kate Jensik (cello, string ensembles) is a graduate of Ithaca College with a bachelor’s degree in Music. She received an Artist 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 … Read more

Judy Seaton

Judy Seaton (violin) graduated from Duquesne University with a B.S. in Music Education, with additional studies in string pedagogy at the University of Wisconsin and New England Conservatory. Her primary violin and pedagogy teachers include Richard Goldner, Raymond Montoni, Mimi Zweig, Mimi Bravar, and Marylou Speaker Churchill. With her husband David, Judy co-directed the Pittsfield Community Music … Read more

Dorothy Braker

Dorothy Braker (cello) B.M. and M.M. (The Juilliard School) had her very first lesson in music at the age of four with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, whose new idea about musical study through unlocking each child’s innate potential was first being brought to the U.S. Her studies in cello were with Lois Yopp, Phil Blum, Karl Fruh, and … Read more