Roger Braun - percussion
Roger Braun is Professor of Percussion at Ohio University. He has performed throughout the United States and in Europe, Japan, and Korea. He can be heard on more than a dozen CD recordings, including Sticks and Stones: Music for Percussion and Strings (Equilibrium) which he produced. The wide range of his performance work includes orchestral percussion with symphony orchestras, world percussion with the Biakuye Percussion Group, latin jazz with Los Viejos Blanquitos, and contemporary music with Galaxy Percussion and the Ohio Percussion Collective. Braun’s compositions and arrangements have been performed around the world and draw upon contemporary, jazz, and world music influences. His pieces are published by his company, Ohio Percussion. Braun earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan and his Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, where his primary teachers were Michael Udow, Salvatore Rabbio, and John Beck.
Various Artists - percussion
Michael Carrera - cello
Marjorie Bagley - violin
Violinist Marjorie Bagley made her Lincoln Center concerto debut in 1997 with the Little Orchestra Society after beginning her performing career at the age of nine in her home state of North Carolina with the Asheville, Winston-Salem, and North Carolina Symphonies. Having graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in the first class of Pinchas Zukerman, she is active as a recitalist, chamber musician, and teacher. Marjorie has also performed as soloist with the Utah Symphony, Idaho Falls Symphony, Ann Arbor Symphony, the University of Michigan Symphony, and the Washington Square Music Series. As first violinist and founding member of the Arcata String Quartet, Marjorie performed in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie, London's Wigmore Hall, and across Western Europe and the United States. She is also an active proponent for new music and has premiered works by Paul Chihara, David Noon, Nils Vigeland, and Judith Shatin. Through her travels to music festivals, Marjorie has had the opportunity to play with some of the great artists of our time including Pinchas Zukerman, Itzhak Perlman, Joseph Kalichstein, members of the Guarneri, Emerson, American, Tokyo, and Borromeo String Quartets. Ms. Bagley can be heard on recordings for the VOX, New World and Summit labels, and a recording of music for violin and percussion on the Equilibrium label featuring a concerto by Lou Harrison. Marjorie is the Co-Director of the Juniper Chamber Music Festival in Logan, Utah, which is becoming one of the most elite chamber music festivals in the nation. Ms. Bagley has been on the faculty of Ohio University, Utah State University, and the International Music Academy in Pilsen, Ms. Bagley has also taught at the Brevard Music Center, the Perlman Music Program, the Kinhaven Music School, and the Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Program.