Bravo!: the 1998 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival CD The Musicians part 2

Eric Kim (cello) was born of Korean parents in New York City. He grew up in Illinois, where he began his music studies at age 10 with Dr. Tanya L. Carey. He received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at the Juilliard School, where he studied with Leonard Rose, Lynn Harrell, and Channing Robbins. At age 15, he made his solo debut with the Chicago Symphony.

Now principal cellist with the Cincinnati Symphony, Kim has performed extensively throughout the US, Europe, and the Middle and Far East as a recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist with orchestra. He has appeared as soloist with the symphony orchestras of Cincinnati, Denver, and San Diego, and has collaborated with conductors Zubin Mehta, Jes;aus L;aopez-Cobos, and Sergiu Comissiona. Active as a chamber musician, Kim has performed with Emmanuel Ax, Misha Dichter, Philippe Entremont, Lynn Harrell, and Kathleen Battle, and recently made his Carnegie Hall chamber-music debut with Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman, among others.

Heidi Grant Murphy (soprano) has appeared with the Metropolitan Opera, Salzburg Festival, Frankfurt Opera, Netherlands Opera, Theatre Royal de la Monnaie, and the Brussels and Santa Fe operas. She has been engaged as soloist with the Vienna and New York Philharmonics, the Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, St. Louis, Houston, Pittsburgh, and Atlanta Symphonies, and the English Chamber and Philadelphia Orchestras. Murphy's 1989 Metropolitan Opera debut was in Die Frau ohne Schatten. She has since performed numerous roles there, including Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, Sister Constance in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Nanetta in Falstaff, Ilia in Idomeneo, and Fiakermilli in Arabella. She has sung the role of Celia in Mozart's Lucio Silla at the Salzburg Festival and with the Frankfurt Opera, and Sophie in Salzburg's new production of Der Rosenkavalier. Her appearance at the 1998 Festival was made possible in part by the Marvin Sloves Vocal Performance Fund of the permanent Endowment.

Jaime Laredo (violin) was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia. He has been engaged and re-engaged by all of America's major orchestras, including those of Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, and Philadelphia, among others, with such conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Leonard Slatkin, Leopold Stokowski, and George Szell. He has performed as soloist and conductor with the London and BBC Symphonies, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Helsinki and Royal Philharmonics, and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He has also received a Grammy Award and the Deutsche Schallplatten Prize for discs on the CBS and RCA labels, including the complete Bach Sonatas on CBS Masterworks with the late Glenn Gould.

Laredo's most recent releases include the complete Schubert works for violin and piano with Stephanie Brown, and Virtuoso!, a collection of favorite violin encores (Dorian). Among others are Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante and Concertone with Cho-Liang Lin for Sony Classical, and all-star piano quartet recordings with Emmanuel Ax, Isaac Stern, and Yo-Yo Ma, featuring the music of Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, and Fauré..

Daniel Phillips (violin), a winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, has performed recitals at New York's Alice Tully Hall and the 92nd Street Y, and has appeared with many of the country's symphony orchestras, including those of St. Louis, Houston, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, and San Antonio, as well as the Bern Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland. He also has performed at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Marlboro and Spoleto Festivals, the Lockenhaus Kammermusikfest, and the International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove, England. He is currently soloist with the well-known Bach Aria Group, and has toured and recorded in quartet with Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, and Yo-Yo Ma.