Bergamot Quartet Releases In the Brink

Album cover of In the Brink

Bergamot Quartet, comprised of Ledah Finck (BM ’16, MM ‘18, Violin); Sarah Thomas (BM ’17, MM ’19 Violin); Amy Huimei Tan (GPD ’20, Viola); and Irène Han (MM ’18, Cello), released its first full length recording title In the Brink on May 6, 2022.

Kasia Bryla Appointed 4th Chair Viola in San Francisco Symphony

Headshot of Kasia Bryla

Kasia Bryla (AD ’11, Viola) has been appointed 4th chair viola with the San Francisco Symphony. Bryla has previously played with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the New York City Ballet Orchestra. She will join Leor Maltinksi (GPD ’03, Violin) and Florin Parvulescu (AD ’96, Violin) in the symphony.

Victoria Chiang Interviewed by Strings Magazine

Faculty artist Victoria Chiang, viola, was one of seven Conservatory faculty members interviewed for an article in Strings Magazine, 7 Teachers Offer Insight on a Successful College-Level String-Study Experience. In the story she says, “I believe the most successful partnership between student and teacher occurs when the impetus for growth comes from the student. As […]

Alexandra Takasugi Wins Position in the Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Alexandra Takasugi (GPD ’17, Viola) has recently won a position in the Virginia Symphony viola section. The Virginia Symphony is at the center of the Hampton Roads arts community and serves as a cultural cornerstone for the region.  Each year, the orchestra presents a series of classics, pops and family concerts in Norfolk, Newport News, Williamsburg […]