Joshua Pantoja

french horn Horn player for the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra since 2004, Horn Professor at the Puerto Rico Music Conservatory, College and Pre-College levels. He is an active chamber music performer with Cafe Corta'o Horn Quartet and Camerata Caribe. Joshua is also a composer of romantic and popular songs, lately he is working on Jazz…

Delana Thomsen

piano Delana Thomsen is a highly accomplished solo and collaborative pianist who has given recitals throughout Europe and the US, as well as Master Classes in Iceland, Bulgaria, and the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Arcidosso and Acqui Terme, Italy. She is most delighted to join the piano faculty of Clazz for Summer 2019. In…

Peter Thomas

cello Peter J Thomas has been a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra since 2008 and has performed around the world as a multi-genre soloist, clinician, educator, and chamber musician with the award winning classical cross-over indie- rock band, I’m Not A Pilot. Originally from Stevens Point, Wisconsin, where he was born into a family…

Madeleine Kabat

cello Madeleine is the newest member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s cello section. She served as Acting Assistant Principal Cellist last season, and sat as principal for her first 7 months. Prior to this appointment, she was principal cellist of the Amarillo Symphony in Texas and assistant principal in the Madison Symphony. Ms. Kabat has…

Shawn Mativetsky

tabla Dynamic performer Shawn Mativetsky is considered one of Canada's leading ambassadors of the tabla, and is a pioneer in bridging the worlds of Western and Indian classical music. Called an “exceptional soloist” by critic Réjean Beaucage, WholeNote's Andrew Timar adds that “as a leading disciple of the renowned Sharda Sahai, he has serious street cred.” Shawn…

Chia-Chien Goh

violin Chia-Chien Goh holds a doctorate in violin performance. His past experiences in teaching and coaching have influenced him to pursue an occupation in the pedagogical side of music. In 1998, he founded the Kampung Strings Chamber Orchestra to train young, local Malaysian musicians aged 12 to 26 in a chamber orchestra setting with many…

Tony Negron

clarinet A native to Tampa Bay, Tony Negron has enjoyed a richly varied career as a professional clarinetist, chamber musician, concerto soloist, and educator.  He graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s in Music Education and from Duquesne University with a Masters in Clarinet Performance, where he studied with Ron Samuels of the Pittsburgh Symphony…

Michael Burns

bassoon Hailed for his “exquisite artistry”, “stunning interpretations” and “flawless performances”, New-Zealand-born bassoonist Michael Burns enjoys a multi-faceted career as a performer, teacher and composer. He is Professor of bassoon at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Yamaha Performing Artist. He has recorded for the Centaur, CAP, Telarc, EMI, Klavier, and Mark labels and has…

Carla Copeland-Burns

flute Flutist Carla Copeland-Burns enjoys an active teaching and performing career based in North Carolina. Noted as a flexible and versatile player, Carla currently performs with the Greensboro, North Carolina, and Salisbury Symphonies as well as the North Carolina Opera, Carolina Ballet, Blue Mountain Ensemble, Mallarmé Chamber Players, and with the performer-composer collective Blue Mountain/Forecast.  Enthusiastic about…

Boris Tonkov

viola Violist Boris Tonkov has performed across North and South America, Europe, and Asia as a soloist, chamber musician, and as orchestra member. Born in Bulgaria, he started his music studies on violin at age five in his home town Sofia in the country's most prestigious music institution for young artists, the "Lubomir Pipkov" School…