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The Musicians

Who We Are

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 Hanbyeol Lee

The first-prize winner of The Wanda Landowska International Harpsichord Competition, Hanbyeol Lee 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, clavichord, and fortepiano in concerts at Lincoln Center, Amare Den Haag, MA Festival in Brugge, Boston Early Music Festival, Sablé Baroque Music Festival, Smarano Organ Academy, Lanvellec Baroque Academy, La Petite Bande Academy, and Tafelmusik Summer Institute. She licensed a solo recording of “12 Variations On La Folia d’Espagne” for permanent use in the film, “Notre Dame,” in 2019 in 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 and an artistic director of In Nomine Ensemble and a member of Open Source Baroque with The Gluck Community Service Fellowship. Lee earned her Graduate Diploma in Historical Performance at The Juilliard School. She previously studied privately with Enrico Baiano in Naples, Italy, as well as at the Conservatorio di Cimarosa. She completed her master's degree in piano and harpsichord, and currently, she is pursuing doctoral studies in historical keyboard at Temple University.

Jimmy Drancsak

William J. Drancsak III (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 and recorders alongside Claire Chase and the International Contemporary Ensemble, Grammy-Award-winning ensemble eighth blackbird, visual artist Anela Ming-Yue Oh, Les Arts Florissants, and Juilliard415. Stone holds a bachelor of music degree in orchestral flute performance and a master's degree in baroque flute, both from The Juilliard School. She serves as artistic director of the Sound Garden Quintet, whose Seed Sowing Project challenges and redefines the conventions of classical music and brings them to underserved communities across the United States. She is also co-founder of In Nomine, an NYC-based early music ensemble specializing in 17th and 18th century repertoire. Outside of music, Mei still loves watching animated movies (her favorite is How to Train Your Dragon), and she also enjoys solo traveling, trying new foods, and running marathons.

Morgan Davison

 Morgan Davison is a modern and historical bassoonist. 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. 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 In Nomine Ensemble, which she started with her colleagues while finishing up her second Master’s degree. 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 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.

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