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Lydia Chernicoff, violinist, is the Founder and Artistic Director of Q Concerts, a chamber music series taken out of the concert hall, defined by its daring programming and casual, lively atmosphere. Giovanni font.

 

She has performed as a recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral player throughout the US, and in Europe, China, and South America. In 2007, Lydia founded Trio Appassionata alongside cellist, Andrea Casarrubios, and pianist, Ronaldo Rolim. The trio joined the artist roster of the Odradek Records label in 2013, and released its debut CD of American piano trios, gone into night are all the eyes, the following year. The recording was praised by the International Record Review for its "complete dedication and assurance... [and for] music-making as impressive and dangerous as a granite cliff."

Lydia has collaborated with the PostClassical Ensemble, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, INSCAPE Chamber Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and Alarm Will Sound. She has served on the chamber music faculty of Peabody Conservatory’s Preparatory Division, and as the director of the Homewood Chamber Music Program at Johns Hopkins University.

 

She received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory as

a student of Violaine Melançon, and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland where she studied with James Stern.

Pamela Hentges, violin, has recently “retired” to Charleston after a fulfilling career as a professional violinist. During that time, she held the Assistant Principal Second Violin chair of the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington, D.C. for twenty-one years, Principal Second Violin chair of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Richmond, VA for fourteen years, and a Section Violin chair in the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, Washington D.C., for two years. Pam has also performed with many chamber music groups and has appeared frequently as a solo recitalist. Libre Baskerville font.

She continues to maintain a private studio where she teaches violin students and coaches many musicians, on all instruments, during their preparation for professional orchestral auditions.
 

Pam began studying violin at the age of four with George Perlman in Chicago. She received both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Catholic University of America, studying with Robert Gerle as a full scholarship student.
 

She is thrilled to have been welcomed into the music scene in Charleston, and is honored to be collaborating with the musicians of Q Concerts as they build new relationships with the Charleston community through music!

Colleen Smith-Jones, violin, has recently “retired” to Charleston after a fulfilling career as a professional violinist. During that time, she held the Assistant Principal Second Violin chair of the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington, D.C. for twenty-one years, Principal Second Violin chair of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Richmond, VA for fourteen years, and a Section Violin chair in the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, Washington D.C., for two years. Pam has also performed with many chamber music groups and has appeared frequently as a solo recitalist. Libre Baskerville font.

She continues to maintain a private studio where she teaches violin students and coaches many musicians, on all instruments, during their preparation for professional orchestral auditions.
 

Pam began studying violin at the age of four with George Perlman in Chicago. She received both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Catholic University of America, studying with Robert Gerle as a full scholarship student.
 

She is thrilled to have been welcomed into the music scene in Charleston, and is honored to be collaborating with the musicians of Q Concerts as they build new relationships with the Charleston community through music!