Performing Artists

Arda Cabaoğlu

Arda Cabaoğlu, D.M.A. (b.1981) is an artist, musician, music scholar, educator resides in three different continents: New York City, Helsinki, and his hometown Istanbul. As broad as his cultural background, he completed his doctoral studies at Eastman School of Music, previously studied at Malmö Academy of Music in Sweden, and İstanbul Technical University (MİAM) in Istanbul. Cabaoglu’s mentors include Håkan Hardenberger, James Thompson, Bo Nilsson, Olle Sjöberg, and Erden Bilgen.

Julianna Eidle

Julianna Eidle is a Cincinnati-based performer, organizer, and educator. A passionate collaborator, Julianna is the Artistic Director of Cincinnati New Music and Associate Director of New Downbeat, a Cincinnati chamber ensemble rooted in intersectional feminism. An advocate for new music, Julianna has premiered over 50 works for solo flute and ensemble and performed at the BMI Composer Awards, Society of Composers, Inc. Student National Conference, and the Midwest Composers Symposium.

Jamie Jordan

Jamie Jordan devotes herself to music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Ms Jordan has collaborated with NY Philharmonic musicians on CONTACT!, the Orchestra’s new-music series, and their chamber music series at Merkin Hall. Other ensembles she has worked with include American Composers Orchestra, Bob Becker Ensemble, Ensemble Signal, Experiments in Opera, LA Phil New Music Group, Mantra Percussion, New York New Music Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Talujōn. 


Kevin von Kampen

Kevin von Kampen is a Tampa, Fl-based percussionist who is active in solo, concerto, chamber, and large ensemble works. He is currently the percussion instructor at the University of South Florida. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, a Master of Music in percussion from the University of South Florida, and is completing his Doctor of Musical Arts in percussion from the University of Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music. 

Eunmi Ko

Hailed as “exceedingly interesting” by the New York Concert Review and “kaleidoscopic” by the San Francisco Classical Voice, pianist Eunmi Ko concertizes as a recitalist and chamber musician throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Katherine Weintraub

Praised for her “technical brilliance” and “uncanny ability to communicate the music directly to the heart of the listener,” Weintraub is an active performer and pedagogue who teaches at the University of South Florida.

Sebastian Stefanovic

Stefanovic is a passionate advocate for new music and the expansion of the viola repertoire, and he has commissioned, premiered and recorded a variety of solo and ensemble works, including the winning composition of the American Viola Society’s Gardner Prize, as well as participated in the 2020 and 2021 Composers’ Conference.

Laura Usiskin

Laura Usiskin enjoys a versatile career as a cellist and educator. Her playing has taken her to concert halls throughout the United States and Europe, including the Kennedy Center, Palazzo Chigi Saracini, Symphony Hall (Boston), and New York venues including Alice Tully Hall, Weill Hall, Zankel Hall, Merkin Hall, Miller Theatre, Barge Music, Steinway Hall, and Klavierhaus.

Sini Virtanen

Praised for her “expressive tone,” violinist Sini Virtanen concertizes through Asia, Europe, and the United States. As a champion of new music, Virtanen is a co-founder/director of new music ensemble Strings and Hammers with
pianist Eunmi Ko and double bassist Julia Keller. She was featured as a guest artist at the 2016 Madrid Contemporary Music Festival, Ossia, Eastman Virtuosi, Tyler Time! at the Union College, Weill Recital Hall, Eastman Hatch Recital Hall, and USF New Music Festival with her long-time collaborators Eunmi Ko and Julia Keller.

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