Marcantonio Barone began his musical studies at the Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music with Harriet Elsom Rothstein and Taylor Redden. He received the degree of Bachelor of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he was a pupil of Eleanor Sokoloff, and was awarded the Artist Diploma of the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Leon Fleisher and Leonard Shure. He also studied privately with Susan Starr. He has performed as soloist with major orchestras in the United States, South America, Europe, and China and has given recitals in London, St. Petersburg, New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia. He was a prizewinner at the 1985 Busoni, and 1987 Leeds Competitions.
Mackenzie Carlson is a graduate of Swarthmore College, where he was a double major in Music and Ancient Greek. At Swarthmore, he was a Garrigues Scholar in piano performance and received the Melvin B. Troy Prize in music. He was awarded the degree of Master of Music in Piano at Temple University. His teachers included Eleanor Roberts, Marcantonio Barone, and Charles Abramovic. He is the Director of Music at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. He was selected as the 2007 Stott Alumni Artist at Swarthmore College, and he performs frequently as both soloist and chamber musician.
Daina Dodbiba is a graduate of the National Professional Music School of Tirana and was awarded the Artist Diploma in Piano at the Superior Academy of Arts of Albania. She performed frequently as soloist with the Albanian Radio/Television Orchestra and has given solo recitals and chamber-music concerts in both Europe and the United States. She is the former Music Editor of Albanian National Radio/Television. For ten years, she taught piano at the «Jordan Misja» School of the Arts in Tirana. She is a member of the piano faculty of the Settlement Music School and has taught at the Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music since 1997.
Elizabeth Keller studied with Mieczysław Munz at the Peabody Conservatory and with Isabelle Vengerova and Mieczysław Horszowski at the Curtis Institute of Music, where she was graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Music. She has been the pianist of the Philadelphia Trio since 1973 and has appeared as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She has taught piano at the Curtis Institute of Music, the University of Delaware, the Wilmington Music School, and the Settlement Music School. Currently, she is a faculty member at Franklin and Marshall College and head of the piano department at the Baldwin School
Alexander V. Panku, Piano. Dr. Panku is a graduate of the Bucharest State Conservatory, where his principal teacher was Corneliu Gheorghiu. He also studied with Carlo Zecchi at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst «Mozarteum» in Salzburg, Austria. He received the degrees Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts at Temple University in Philadelphia, where his piano professor was Harvey Wedeen. For many years, he was a member of the piano faculty at Temple University and at the Settlement Music School. He teaches at the Academy of Community Music and performs as soloist and chamber musician in the Philadelphia area and throughout the eastern United States. Dr. Panku was a member of the piano faculty at the Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music from 1983 until 1986 and rejoined the faculty in 2010.
Taylor Redden is a graduate of the Philadelphia Musical Academy, from which he holds the degree of Bachelor of Music and a performance certificate with a major in applied music. His teachers there included Florenza Decimo Levengood and Clement Petrillo. Later, he completed his studies with Alfred Brendel at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst «Mozarteum» in Salzburg, Austria. He has been a member of the faculty at the Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music since 1970.
Rhonda Stull was graduated Magna cum Laude with the degree of Bachelor of Music in piano performance from the Philadelphia Musical Academy and did graduate studies at Temple University. Her teachers included Richard Van Auken, Natalie Hinderas, and Susan Starr. She has performed with orchestra and in numerous solo and chamber music recitals and is organist and senior choir director at Trinity Great Swamp Church in Spinnerstown, Pennsylvania. She is Co-Director of the Tri-County Conservatory of Music in Spinnerstown and has taught at the Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music since 1975.
Laurie Ticehurst received the degrees of Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from the University of Colorado and later studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Her principal teachers were Clarence Adler, Leon Fleisher, Rosina Lhevinne, and Susan Starr. She was pianist of Amati Trio and served on the faculties of the University of Colorado and Iowa State University before joining the faculty of the Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music in 1974. She has given solo and chamber performances throughout the United States and was the Recipient of the Paderewski Award, the U.S. Steel Grant for Humanities, and the Denver Symphony Young Artists’ Prize.