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Pre-concert reception at 10:00 am
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Paul K. Humiston began his bassoon studies with William Allgood of Western Michigan University, and continued with Homer Pence at Ball State University while pursuing his degree in architecture. In addition to being a licensed architect, he has been active as a performer on the Thursday Musical Artist Series and with various Twin Cities orchestras including the Mississippi Valley Orchestra, where he was twice a featured soloist, Symphony of the Lakes and Allegro Sinfonia. Since 2009 he has served as principal bassoonist and executive director of the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra. Paul also does some work as a freelance musician and particularly enjoys playing chamber music.
Dr. Marion Judish is Professor of Violin and Viola at St. Cloud State University, and has held this position for twenty-eight years. She received her Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Minnesota, and studied chamber music performance at the Juilliard School of Music. An avid performer, Marion has performed on Minnesota Public Radio, and in recitals throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Colorado, Wyoming, Chicago, and New York City. She has also concertized in Sweden, Germany, France and the U.K. She has appeared as soloist with several orchestras, including the Denver Symphony, the St. Cloud Symphony, Northwest Symphony and Amadeus Chamber Symphony. Marion is concertmaster for the Wayzata Symphony, Amadeus Chamber Players, and the St. Cloud Symphony.
Judish holds the record of receiving three consecutive W. Fiske Scholarship awards at the University of Colorado during her undergraduate studies. This was the most prestigious award to be given.
Pianist Jenya Trubnikava, born in Grodno, Belarus, has appeared with the musicians from the rosters of the Minnesota Opera, Minnesota Orchestra, National Opera and Ballet of Belarus, Zurich University of Arts, University of Minnesota, St. Cloud State University, St. Johns University and Twin Cities Voice Academy. She has served since 2007 as the principal pianist with the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra andis also engaged as Russian repertoire vocal coach at the Minnesota Opera Resident Artists Program. Ms. Trubnikava holds her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Piano Performance from Belarus State Academy of Music, with the additional post-graduate study with Martin Christ at the University of Arts in Zurich. She is currently pursuing her Doctoral Degree in Collaborative Piano and Coaching at the University of Minnesota with Timothy Lovelace, serves as adjunct piano professor at St. John’s University, and is a sought-after performer and vocal coach in Central Minnesota.
Lynn Shackelford received her musical training at the American Conservatory in Chicago, Ohio Wesleyan University and Cleveland Institute of Music. She has served on the Frederic Chopin and American Guild of Organists Boards and sang in the Plymouth Festival Chorus (now VocalEssence) for twelve years. Presently she is a freelance organist and teaches piano in her home in Bloomington.
Ann Buran, piano, throughout her career, has collaborated with singers, violinists, and other instrumentalists, in addition to performing classical music concerts on the marimba and serving as a church organist. She continues to play at Whittier School on Tuesday mornings and helps out at VocalEssence and MacPhail Center for Music when she can. Piano playing with Lynn Shackelford has been a special enjoyment for many years.
Nancee Soteroplos studied voice with Mabel Jacobs at the University of Minnesota and continued her studies at the Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria. She married an Englishman and moved to London where she continued performing in concerts, recitals and theatre. While in Germany she sang in German opera houses. After moving to Arizona with her husband, she sang leading roles with the G & S Society and the Chamber Music Society. She continued German studies and sang lieder recitals at the Goethe Institute in Boston. Currently she is studying with Leon Thurman and singing with CORO.