Rising Stars Alumni in the Spotlight.

Check in with alumni of Evnin Rising Stars, Schwab Vocal Rising Stars, and an Ernst Steifel String Quartet-in-Residence

Originally appeared in the Fall 2018 — Spring 2019 Season Program Book

Nicholas Cords Alumni

Nicholas Cords, viola

Evnin Rising Stars, 1995 and 1996
Nicholas joined the faculty of New England Conservatory this fall and has been on the front line of projects as performer, educator, and cultural advocate. He is the Co-Artistic Director of Silkroad, a musical collective founded by Yo-Yo Ma. He is also violist of Brooklyn Rider and Artist-in Residence at Stony Brook University.


Paul Huang_Alumni

Paul Huang, violin

Evnin Rising Stars, 2015 and 2016
Paul received the 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists. This season’s engagements include his recital debut at the Lucerne Festival and a return engagement at the Kennedy Center where he recently premiered Conrad Tao’s Threads of Contact for Violin and Piano.


Joelle Harvey_Alumni

Joélle Harvey, soprano

Schwab Vocal Rising Stars, 2009
Joélle returned to the Glyndebourne Festival last summer as Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, earlier in the season she performed Almirena in Handel’s Rinaldo with The English Concert and Harry Bicket on an international tour with concerts at the Barbican and Carnegie Hall. She performed the role of Susanna in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro for Pittsburgh Opera and Handel’s Messiah with the New York Philharmonic.


Madison Leonard_Alumni

Madison Leonard, soprano

Schwab Vocal Rising Stars, 2018
In May 2018 Madison was named one of the winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions competition. Last season she was a member of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. She recently made her National Symphony Orchestra debut in Stravinsky’s Pulcinella. Last summer she returned to Wolf Trap Opera for her role debuts as Ilia in Idomeneo and Juliette in Roméo et Juliette.


Dover Quartet_Alumni

Dover Quartet

Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence, 2013-14
Winners of the Cleveland Quartet Award in 2015 and an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2017, the Dover Quartet was recently named Quartet-in-Residence at the Kennedy Center for a three-year term beginning this season. Last season, they joined Janine Jansen and Jean-Yves Thibaudet on Carnegie Hall’s main stage. Their recent bestselling album, Voices of Defiance: 1943 1944 1945 broke the top ten on Billboard’s traditional classical chart.
Hear our current emerging professionals this Fall and Spring!


Evnin Rising Stars I
Saturday October 27 8:00pm
Sunday October 28 3:00pm

Evnin Rising Stars

Pamela Frank, Artistic Director
Chamber, Classical Music Room
$25, $40 Free tickets for students 18 and under!

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Omer Quartet
Sunday November 11 3:00pm

Omer Quartet

2018–19 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence
Chamber, Classical, New Music Music Room
$25, $40 Free tickets for students 18 and under!

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Schwab Vocal Rising Stars
Sunday March 17 3:00pm

Schwab Vocal Rising Stars

Love at the Crossroads
Vocal Music Room
$25, $40 Free tickets for students 18 and under!

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