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Thomas DiSarlo, violin

Violinist Thomas DiSarlo, concertmaster and solo violinist of the AmaDeus Ensemble since 1991, studied violin with Norman Carol, Walter Verdehr, Bernard Eichen, Karen Tuttle, Barbara Sonies, and Donald Portnoy. He has soloed and recorded the Beethoven Violin Concerto, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and has performed concertos by Brahms and Paganini at the Kimmel Center with Vox AmaDeus. He won a competition as a graduate student to solo with the Pittsburgh Symphony in Bruch’s Scottish Phantasy. His repertoire of concertos performed as soloist with various orchestras includes works by Prokofiev, Szymanowski, Glazunov, Bruch, Lalo, Dvorak, Mozart, Leclair, Bach, and Brescianello.

Tom has been a member of the Rutgers String Quartet, the Pennsylvania String Quartet, the Richmond Chamber Players, The Pittsburgh Chamber Orchestra, the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, and has been a member of the Pennsylvania Ballet and Philadelphia Opera orchestras.

Talia Schiff, cello

Ms. Schiff’s foremost musical passion has been chamber music, a constant throughout her career. She participated in Kneisel Hall and Bowdoin Chamber Music Festivals and, as the winner of the Austrian American Society Competition, Ms. Schiff attended summer programs at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria where she furthered her chamber music studies with the legendary cellist Antonio Janigro. A founding member of the Castalia String Trio, semifinalists in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, she subsequently spent over ten years playing with The Tenor Clef Dwellers, a cello quartet. During that time, she devoted much of her artistic energy to creating new repertoire for the cello quartet ensemble. In spring of 2001, a collection of music she had transcribed for the Tenor Clef Dwellers was published by Musicelli Publications. Ultimately, one of her most rewarding collaborations came when she helped found Elysian Camerata with whom she enjoyed sixteen seasons of diverse chamber music performances.
Ms. Schiff has been a member of numerous orchestras throughout her career, including Delaware Symphony Orchestra, Pottstown Symphony Orchestra where she served as principal cellist, Opera NJ Orchestra, also as principal cellist, and currently with Princeton Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, she has performed 
as a substitute with many of the top ensembles in Philadelphia including Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Philly Pops, AVA Orchestra, Philadelphia Ballet, Opera Philadelphia, No Name Pops and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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Kasia Marzec-Salwinski, piano

has performed as a soloist, with orchestras and various chamber ensembles in Europe, United States, Middle East, and Japan. Equally versed in the solo and chamber repertoire, Ms. Salwinski has appeared in many concerts and concert series, including several performances at Carnegie Hall, live recordings for radio and television, Mostly Music at NEIU in Chicago, Concerts at One in New York, International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn, and the Osaka Chamber Music Festival. As a soloist she performed under the batons of Jerzy Kosek, Luis Biava (of Philadelphia Orchestra), and David Schrader, among others.
Ms. Salwinski was a co-founder and Artistic Director of Fine Art Music Company (FAMC), a chamber music initiative that presented innovative, thematic programs in intimate salon settings, featuring accomplished musicians from the Philadelphia area. In recent years, FAMC has launched an innovative concert series that blends classical music with theater—to high acclaim. Besides collaborating with other musicians and singers, she works with musical institutions, such as the National Institute of Frederic Chopin in Warsaw, where she is a contributing writer and translator. One of her translating projects, an extended biography of Chopin by Polish musicologist T.A. Zieliński will be published later this year.
Ms. Salwinski earned her doctorate from Temple University (under Harvey Wedeen) and a master’s degree from Chicago College of Performing Arts (under Pawel Checinski). She has coached chamber music with Lambert Orkis and participated in master classes with John Browning, Menahem Pressler, Russell Sherman, and John O'Connor, among others.
Ms. Salwinski currently serves as an Affiliate Artist at Haverford College.

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