Members

MARC LEVINE, VIOLIN

Marc Levine's (violin) versatile performances have been described as "eloquent as well as technically superb combining technical mastery with emotional perceptiveness and beautiful sound" (Southampton Press).  He is Artistic Director of the Southampton Cultural Center Chamber Music Series, has performed extensively in notable venues including Carnegie Hall and Symphony Space and has been a member of notable groups including the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, the YouTube Symphony Orchestra and The New Tango Project with whom he recorded in collaboration with the Center for Contemporary Opera.  As a baroque violinist, Marc was a prizewinner in the 2008 American Bach Soloists International Competition for Baroque Violin and has performed with many top baroque ensembles including Concert Royal, the Lyra Baroque Orchestra, the Aulos Ensemble and Early Music New York, a group with which he has served as Principal 2nd Violin and recorded on the Ex Cathedra label.  Marc is a founding member of the baroque ensemble Flying Forms, known for innovative, interdisciplinary performances and considered "names to watch" (Berkshire Review for the Arts) and "the bright future of early music" (Arthur Haas, harpsichord).

In the 2010-11 season Marc will be performing with a wide variety of ensembles. With Flying Forms, Marc will be performing in the group’s new series in Saint Paul, Minnesota as well as in recitals in the midwest and east coast. Flying Forms will also be developing the new show Chaconne with Paradizo Dance and Horse Trade Theater set to premiere at the Boston Early Music Festival in June. Marc will also be appearing with Early Music New York, Lyra Baroque Orchestra, Minnesota Bach Society, the Southampton Cultural Center Chamber Players and in recital with pianists Ling-Ju Lai, Michael Mizrahi and Gloria Shih.

Marc teaches privately and is on the faculty of the Saint Paul Conservatory of Music. Marc holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University and Master and Bachelor of Music degrees from Indiana University.  His teachers include Pamela Frank, Ani Kavafian and Franco Gulli.  On baroque violin, Marc has played in master class or studied privately with: Cynthia Roberts, Monica Huggett, Robert Mealy, Dana Maiben, Marc Destrube, Michael Sand and Elizabeth Blumenstock.

TAMI MORSE, HARPSICHORD

Tami Morse, harpsichordist, is increasingly sought after as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States. She is the executive director of the Lyra Baroque Orchestra, and has performed with ensembles such as Foundling, the Long Island Baroque Ensemble, North Shore Pro Musica, Ensemble 212, the Minnesota Bach Society and the Big Apple Baroque Band. She has performed in notable venues such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Symphony Space, the Dakota and (le) Poisson Rouge. Tami is a founding member of the baroque ensemble Flying Forms, known for innovative, interdisciplinary performances and considered “names to watch” (Berkshire Review for the Arts) and “the bright future of early music” (Arthur Haas, harpsichord).

In the 2010-2011 season Tami joins the Twin Cities ensemble, Glorious Revolution Baroque in a series of concerts, and will appear as a guest soloist with the Lyra Baroque Orchestra in April, 2011. With Flying Forms, she will be performing in the group’s new series in St. Paul, Minnesota as well as in recitals throughout the Midwest and the East Coast. She will also participate in various outreach activities with several St. Paul public schools and is involved in the development of the new show “Chaconne” with Paradizo Dance and Horse Trade Theater set to premiere at the Boston Early Music Festival in June.

Tami has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University studying with the acclaimed harpsichordist and teacher Arthur Haas and a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan studying with Edward Parmentier. In addition to her studies in the United States, Tami was awarded a prestigious DAAD grant, which she used to study in Germany at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne with Ketil Haugsand. Tami is dedicated to making early music accessible to today’s audiences and laying a foundation for its study and performance in the United States.

BETH WENSTROM, VIOLIN

Beth Wenstrom's performances have been described by The New Yorker as 'elegant and sensual, stylishly wild.'  As an early music specialist, Ms. Wenstrom can be heard performing in the ensemblesApollo's Fire and Concert Royal, groups in which she has recently recorded.  She has also performed inEarly Music New York, Fred Renz/director as well as Clarion Music Society.  Ms. Wenstrom is committed to emerging artistic visions such as Chicago-based, Wayward Sisters, as well as the ensemble, Flying Forms.

In her modern guise, Ms. Wenstrom can be heard as the co-concertmaster of the Richmond County Orchestra on Staten Island.  She is also a passionate modern chamber musician and continues to collaborate with colleagues from summer festivals Kneisel Hall and Musicorda where she was winner of the 2002 Concerto Competition.  

Ms. Wenstrom is a dynamic pedagogue and has served as the undergraduate violin teacher at SUNY Stony Brook.  She currently maintains a Suzuki studio of young violinists in Manhattan.

Born, raised and musically trained in Fairbanks, Alaska, Ms. Wenstrom continued her education and graduated with a BM from Oberlin Conservatory, an MM from NEC and a DMA from SUNY Stony Brook.  She is currently finishing her Graduate Diploma degree at The Juilliard School in the inaugural class of the historical performance division.  Her principal teachers have included Marilyn McDonald, Lucy Chapman,Pamela Frank, Soovin Kim, Cynthia Roberts and Monica Huggett.

JOHANNA NOVOM, VIOLIN

Johanna Novom, violin, is Associate Concertmaster of Apollo's Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra. A first prize winner of the American Bach Soloists’ Young Artists competition in 2008, Johanna appears as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral payer with ensembles throughout the country, such as the American Bach Soloists, Chatham Baroque, the Dallas Bach Society, New York State Baroque, and the Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra, and is a core member of the newer ensembles Flying Forms, the Sebastian Chamber Players, and the American Baroque Orchestra. She has performed at festivals internationally, including the Carmel Bach Festival, Moscow’s Golden Mask Festival, the Magnolia Baroque Festival, and Le Festival de Sedières.  Johanna completed her Master's in Historical Performance at Oberlin Conservatory in 2007, where she studied on both historical and modern instruments with Marilyn McDonald. Currently based out of New Haven, CT, Johanna is a fellowship member of the Yale Baroque Ensemble under the direction of Robert Mealy.