Dr. Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough performed at many national and international festivals and venues across the U. S. and Europe, including Piccolo Spoleto Chamber Music Festival, The Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concert Series, several National Flute Association Conventions, the British Flute Society Convention at Warwick Arts Center in Coventry, England, a tour to Bulgaria and Greece as a soloist with the Varna Chamber Orchestra, and as soloist with the University of Szeged Wind Ensemble in Hungary. As principal flutist, she performed with Albany Symphony’s Water Music New York summer 2017 tour. She enjoys her collection of over fifty instruments, including historical and traditional/ethnic flutes, many of which she has played in shows and early music ensembles. Yvonne recorded with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra (Angel Records) and the Albany Symphony (Albany Records) and nationally televised programs with the Nashville Symphony. Her first solo CD American Flute Music: Leaving the Twentieth Century was released in 1997 and her second recording Suites, Sonatas, Fantasias: Eighteenth-Century Flute Solos was released in 2021. A certified Yoga instructor, she teaches workshops for musicians. Yvonne received a Doctorate in Flute Performance from The Florida State University, where she was a University Fellow, and degrees at The University of Arizona (MM) and NMSU (BME). She was director of the acclaimed Saint Rose Camerata chamber ensemble and Professor of Music at The College of Saint Rose. Currently, she is currently Lecturer of Flute and Chamber Ensemble Coach at Skidmore College and principal flutist with the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra.
Pianist Young Kim, a Steinway Artist, has performed internationally as a soloist in recitals and with orchestras, in addition to appearing numerous times as a chamber musician. A native of South Korea, Kim performed in major concert venues in Korea including the Seoul Arts Center. In Russia, she appeared as a soloist with the Saint Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra, performing Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto to great acclaim. Since moving to the Capital District of NY in 2000, she appeared as a soloist with Schenectady Symphony Orchestra and Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra several times and performed solos and chamber music actively in the area. Kim has been frequently invited to present lectures, recitals, and piano master classes in colleges and universities in Asia, Europe and in the US. In October 2019, She was inducted into the Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame, a prestigious designation recognizing the work of most committed and passionate piano educators. She was the recipient of the 2016 Thomas A. Manion Distinguished Faculty Award at the College of Saint Rose, where she was a Professor of Piano from 2002-2021. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Minnesota, an Artist Diploma from Yale University, a M.M. from The Juilliard School, and BM from Seoul National University. Dr. Kim is currently a Senior Artist-in-Residence at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Guitarist Paul Quigley has performed with the Glens Falls Symphony and as concerto soloist with The University Orchestra at SUNY Albany. Other solo and chamber music performances include Troy Music Hall, the Riverside Church Christ Chapel series, Hunter College, The Spanish Institute, and the Oberwald Concert Series in Basel, Switzerland. Additionally, Paul was a featured performer on the Queen Elizabeth II World Cruise and the Queen Mary II and Crystal Symphony ships. Paul is a member of the Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet which has performed at the Cleveland Guitar Society’s “Up and Coming Artists” series, Marietta College, Lake Luzerne Summer Music Festival, Zankel Music Center, Keuka College, and the Great Lakes Guitar Society. Recent performances include works written for the FLGQ including premieres of “Forever Wild”, by Evan Mack (written for the FLGQ and the Albany Symphony Orchestra), and “Sonata for Four Guitars” by Brett Wery. A versatile musician, Paul performs electric guitar in the Rock / Blues band “Nite Train with Thomasina Winslow” and is featured on the 2020 recording, “Cat on a Mission”. A graduate of SUNY Schenectady and the Manhattan School of Music, Paul earned the A.S., BM and MM degrees in guitar performance. He is currently on faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the College of Saint Rose and SUNY Schenectady.