Musicians for Hire

Simon Lapointe
Available for private lessons and audition prep
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Galliard Trio – flute, violin, cello
Contact: Mike Daniels (cell : 757-375-1475)

Jeannie DeDominick
Galliard Trio – flute, violin and cello

Lui Berz (Lei Lei Berz)
Cellist, Presenter for “Notes From The Silk Road” Multicultural presentation
Cello teacher & coach, storyteller with shadow puppets
Wedding, anniversary, and special event music
Contact: 757-339-7379
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Chesapeake String Quartet
Yun Zhang, Associate Concertmaster
Seiko Syversten
Satoko Rickenbacker
Michael Daniels, Principal Cello

Ambrosia Quartet
Contact: Rebecca Gilmore | 757-598-2624

Ambrosia Quartet has been in existence since 2002, performing chamber music for the highest quality arts organizations and performing for weddings and special events. Musicians of the group are Simon Lapointe (Principal Second Violin), Mayu Kuroda Cipriano (violin) and Beverly Kane Baker (Principal Viola).

Rebecca Gilmore, Assistant Principal Cello for the VSO
Rebecca Gilmore is available for lessons and as a soloist. Having taught formal cello lessons for 20 years, Rebecca Gilmore maintains a private cello studio in her home.

Contact: | 757-289-5315

David Savige
2nd bassoon, VSO | (757) 679-3472

Scott Harris
Bass Instructor | (757) 270-9836


VSO Guest Artist: Andrew von Oeyen

Hailed worldwide for his elegant and insightful interpretations, balanced artistry and brilliant technique, Andrew von Oeyen has established himself as one of the most captivating pianists of his generation.

Since his debut at age 16 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mr. von Oeyen has extended his interpretive voice to a broad spectrum of repertoire as both a soloist and recitalist. He has collaborated with such ensembles as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Mariinsky Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Grant Park Orchestra, Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, Utah Symphony, Orchestre Symphonique de Marseille, Geneva Chamber Orchestra, Spoleto USA Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic and Slovak Philharmonic. As both soloist and conductor he has led concerti and orchestral works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel and Kurt Weill. On July 4, 2009, he performed at the U.S. Capitol with the National Symphony in “A Capitol Fourth,” reaching millions worldwide in the multi-award winning PBS live telecast.

‍Mr. von Oeyen has appeared in recital at Wigmore Hall and Barbican Hall in London, Lincoln Center in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Boston’s Symphony Hall, Zürich’s Tonhalle, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall, St. Petersburg’s Philharmonia, Dublin’s National Concert Hall, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, Herbst Theater in San Francisco, Spivey Hall in Atlanta, Sala São Paulo, Teatro Olimpico in Rome, in Mexico City, Hanoi, Macau, and in every major concert hall of Japan and South Korea. Festival appearances include Aspen, Ravinia, Grant Park, Mainly Mozart, Saratoga, Schubertiade, Spoleto, Brevard, Grand Teton, Chautauqua and the Mariinsky’s “Stars of the White Nights.”

Mr. von Oeyen has recorded for Warner Classics since 2017. His albums under that label, including works for piano and orchestra by Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Gershwin and a disc including Debussy’s Fantaisie pour Piano et Orchestre, have been met with critical acclaim. Mr. von Oeyen has also recorded award-winning recital albums of Liszt, Debussy, and Stravinsky under the Delos label.

Mr. von Oeyen, of German and Dutch origin, was born in the U.S. He began his piano studies at age 5 and made his solo orchestral debut at age 10. An alumnus of Columbia University and graduate of The Juilliard School, where his principal teachers were Herbert Stessin and Jerome Lowenthal, he also worked with Alfred Brendel and Leon Fleisher. He won the prestigious Gilmore Young Artist Award in 1999 and also took First Prize in the Léni Fé Bland Foundation National Piano Competition in 2001. Mr. von Oeyen lives in Paris and Los Angeles.