Quartet San Francisco

Biographies

Jeremy Cohen, violin: Jeremy Cohen’s electrifying jazz violin performances have earned him nationwide accolades. Classically-trained and a student of Itzhak Perlman and Anne Crowden, Cohen’s eclectic style reflects his respect for a wide range of violinists from Perlman and Fritz Kreisler to Joe Venuti and Eddie South. Cohen has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras including the Virginia Symphony, the California Symphony and the Reno Philharmonic. His recording credits include motion picture and television soundtracks including “The Dukes of Hazzard” and Jane Fonda’s “Dollmaker”, and as concertmaster on recordings with Linda Ronstadt, Ray Charles, Aaron Neville, Howard Keel and Cleo Laine. He appeared on Carlos Santana’s Grammy-winning CD “Supernatural” and the original “Star Wars” compilation CD with John Williams. {more}

Matthew Szemela, violinPraised by the New York Times for his “outrageous fiddling,” Mannes College graduate Matthew Szemela crosses musical styles with ease.  Originally from Maine, Matthew has performed as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician in New York’s Carnegie, Alice Tully, and Merkin Recital Halls and abroad in Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, and Australia.  Matthew has toured and recorded with singer-songwriter Nina Nastasia, recorded with Sufjan Stevens, and in 2006 served as concertmaster of the Hustla Symphony Orchestra for Jay-Z’s “Reasonable Doubt 10th Anniversary Concert” at Radio City Music Hall in New York.   {more}

Chad KaltingerChad Kaltinger, viola: Chad Kaltinger is an active freelancer in the San Francisco area and maintains a busy schedule as orchestral violist, chamber musician, soloist, and recording artist.  Principal violist for Opera San Jose and the Santa Cruz Symphony, he is a frequent guest principal at the San Jose Chamber Orchestra. Chad has performed in many festivals around the U.S. including Music in the Mountains, Arizona Musicfest, South by Southwest, the Monterey Jazz Festival, and the Mendocino Music Festival. {more}

Kelley Maulbetsch, cello, is an active freelance performer and teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She is assistant principal cello of the Sarasota Opera Festival (Sarasota, Fla.) as well as member of the Marin, Santa Rosa, Fresno, Monterey, and Modesto Symphonies.  Kelley played in the San Francisco production of Wicked, Fiddler on the Roof, and South Pacific and has shared the stage with Josh Groban, Harry Connick, Jr., Hugh Jackman, Smokey Robinson, Johnny Mathis, and Kristin Chenowith.  She has participated in music festivals including Tanglewood, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.  An experienced string ensemble coach, Kelley is also a certified Suzuki instructor and has taught at the Nueva School (Hillsborough, Calif.) and the Community School of Music and Arts (Mountain View, Calif.).  {more}

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