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Hanbyeol Lee

Praised for her “Delicate performing with pureness, clarity, and sweetness” (The Hancock Herald, NY), Hanbyeol Lee is an accomplished early keyboard specialist.

The first-prize winner of The Wanda Landowska International Harpsichord Competition, she has appeared as a historical keyboard soloist and collaborative artist in many festivals and concerts in South Korea, North America and Europe. She has performed the harpsichord, organ, and fortepiano in concerts at Lincoln Center, Amare Den Haag, the Sablé Baroque Music Festival, Lanvellec Baroque Academy, La Petite Bande Academy, Boston Early Music Festival, and Tafelmusik Summer Institute. She made her debut in Italy in 2018 as a soloist performing Mozart's Concerto K.595 on the fortepiano under the direction of Sigiswald Kuijken. Furthermore, she licensed a solo recording of “12 Variations On La Folia d’Espagne” for permanent use in the film, “Notre Dame,” directed by Valérie Donzelli in 2019 France. 

As a continuo player, Lee has performed under the direction of Masaaki Suzuki, Sigiswald Kuijken, William Christie, Paul Agnew, and Lionel Meunier. She is also a founder of In Nomine Ensemble and a member of Open Source Baroque. 

 

Lee earned her Graduate Diploma in Historical Performance at The Juilliard School under Peter Sykes, Béatrice Martin, and Richard Egarr. She previously studied privately with Enrico Baiano in Naples, Italy, as well as at the Conservatorio di Cimarosa. Prior to this, she completed two Master's Degrees at Temple University, double majoring in piano and harpsichord performance with a minor in fortepiano in the studio of Dr. Joyce Lindorff.

 

In addition to her keyboard studying, Lee is interested in seventeenth century lute music, and has been researching renaissance lute music and making transcriptions for harpsichord and lautenwerk. She studied Renaissance lute as her secondary instrument at The Juilliard School.

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Jimmy Drancsak

William J. Drancsak III, known by his friends and colleagues as Jimmy, is a violinist and violist living in the New York City area. A recent graduate of The Juilliard School, Jimmy holds a Master’s Degree in Historical Performance, and also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and Violin Performance from the State University of New York at Fredonia. He has performed internationally with Juilliard415, and appears throughout the United States with various Baroque ensembles and modern orchestras. Aside from large-ensemble playing, Jimmy also performs with In Nomine Ensemble and the Arrow Quartet, and was proudly a participant of the Baroque and Classical Academy Quartet with the Carmel Bach Festival in Carmel, California. In addition to his performance life, Jimmy is also a trained music educator and takes pride in his love for teaching and engaging his students to express themselves through music. Prior to moving to New York City, he held the position of an Orchestral Director in the Liverpool Central School District in Syracuse, New York. Having grown up in the North American fiddle tradition, Jimmy also has years of experience playing folk music with a particular interest in Celtic, Bluegrass, and East European fiddling, all centered around various forms of musical improvisation.

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Mei Stone

New York City-based flutist Mei Yoshimura Stone first discovered her love of music in animated movie soundtracks; since then, she has been fascinated with storytelling through sound and the messages and memories we can share through music. Committed to collaborating with artists of all genres, Stone has performed on modern, baroque, and classical flutes alongside Claire Chase and the International Contemporary Ensemble, Grammy-Award-winning ensemble eighth blackbird, visual artist Anela Ming-Yue Oh, and baroque ensemble Juilliard415. As an active modern and historical performer, she is a founding member of In Nomine, an early music ensemble specializing in 17th and 18th century repertoire; and co-founder and former artistic director of the Sound Garden Project with Interlochen Public Radio and the Interlochen Center for the Arts. Stone received her Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School. Currently, she is pursuing a Master’s degree in historical performance on baroque flute at Juilliard. Outside of music, Stone still loves watching animated movies (her favorite is How to Train Your Dragon), and she also has a perfect 5-star rating as a certified dog walker on Wag.

Find her at meiyoshimurastone.com.

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Morgan Davison

Bassoonist Morgan Davison is a modern and historical bassoonist based in New York City. She earned two Master’s degrees in Classical and Historical Performance from the Juilliard School, and her Bachelor’s of Music in 2019 from Manhattan School of Music. Her teachers include Kim Laskowski and Dominic Teresi.

 

As an orchestral musician, Ms. Davison has performed with professional orchestras such as the Boston Symphony, the Colorado Symphony, and the Handel & Haydn Society. Recently, she joined Haymarket Opera Company as Second Bassoon in the world-premiere performances and recording of Joseph Bologne’s opera L’amant anonyme. Passionate about solo playing and chamber music alike, Morgan is a co-founder of the early music ensemble In Nomine, which she started with her colleagues while finishing up her second Master’s degree. They are active in performance, community outreach and engagement. Morgan was one of ten semifinalists for the 2019 Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition, an international competition dedicated to young female bassoonists from the Americas. She has been the recipient of many other awards, including being named a two-time winner for the National YoungArts Foundation, a three-time winner for her home state of Colorado’s Young Musician’s Foundation, and a semifinalist in the Fischoff Chamber Competition. She has traveled to numerous countries for her art, including Taiwan, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and England.

 

During her summer months, Morgan has attended festivals such as Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Summer Music Festival & School, and the Sarasota Music Festival. While attending the 2018 Aspen Summer Music Festival, Morgan was honored to work with Walt Disney Animation Studios and prominent studio musicians from LA to showcase and tribute original scores from the last decade of great Disney movies.

 

In her free time, Morgan loves to commit to arts and crafts like embroidery and painting. Born in beautiful Colorado, Morgan is an enthusiastic hiker and loves to spend as much time as she can outside with her twin brother Cameron, and her family’s Australian Shepherd, Max.

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