Kristen Krauss

Associate Director of Chamber Music Kristen Krauss is a violinist, teacher and the founder and director of Berkshire Summer Music, a two-week resident chamber music camp in Massachusetts that is currently in its eighth year. Kristen is on faculty at The School for Strings and teaches many private students in New York City where she uniquely combines her dedication to …

Bruce Coppock

Chair of the RSC Chamber Music Department, Director of The RSC ChamberMusicLab, cello Bruce has enjoyed a long and varied career as a cellist, teacher, musical entrepreneur and arts administrator. He was Executive Director of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra from 1992-1998. Then between 1999 and 2016, Coppock was the longest-tenured President and Managing Director of the Saint Paul Chamber …

Lois Shapiro

Piano, Chamber Music Pianist Lois Shapiro “conjures enchantment” and “produces and inspires musical magic,” notes The Boston Globe. A New York Concert Artists Guild Award winner and highly sought-after soloist and collaborative pianist, she has appeared throughout the U.S. and abroad in concerts ranging from 18th-century period-instrument performances to premieres. Shapiro has recorded on Afka, Bridge, Channel Classics, Centaur, MLAR, …

Steven Laven

Steven Laven, cellist, a South Bend, Indiana native now based in the Boston area, is a member of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra (principal), and plays regularly with the Boston Pops Esplanade and Boston Lyric Opera Orchestras.  He is also an adjunct cello instructor at Rhode Island College, performing in the faculty Proteus String Quartet.  Previously, …

Velleda Miragias

Cello, Chamber Music Acclaimed for her “perfect technical mastery [and] strong emotion,” cellist Velléda Miragias enjoys a diverse career as a chamber and orchestral musician, educator, and entrepreneur. She holds degrees from the Conservatoire National de Boulogne, Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris rue de Madrid, Indiana University, and Boston University; is the recipient of France’s coveted Ministry of Culture Award; and …

Susanne Friedrich

Cello Susanne Friedrich, cello, was born in Vienna, Austria, and received her cello training at the Vienna Conservatory and the Innsbruck Conservatory. She freelances throughout New England as a baroque and modern cellist and also teaches cello and chamber music at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and Dana Hall School of Music. s.friedrich@rivers.org

Piotr Buczek

Violin, Chamber Music Piotr Buczek graduated from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Poland and the Chamber Music Institute in Milwaukee, where he received his Master Degree and worked with Pinchas Zukerman, Yo Yo Ma, Ursula Oppens, Shlomo Mintz, and others. He has performed throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas with the Penderecki Quartet and as soloist and chamber …

Nancy Dimock

Oboe, Chamber Music Nancy Dimock is the principal oboist of the Springfield and Vermont Symphonies, a member of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, the Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra and the Chameleon Arts Ensemble. She frequently performs as a guest with ensembles around Boston, including Boston Lyric Opera, Portland Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, BMOP and the Boston Pops. She has …

Ann Bobo

Flute, Chamber Music Ann Bobo freelances throughout New England. A core member of Boston Musica Viva, principal flute with the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, and second flute in the Springfield Symphony, she also frequently performs with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Ann is a graduate of the New England Conservatory and teaches at The Boston …

Ana Sorina Popa

Piano, Theory Ana Sorina Popa, piano, is the Chair of the Theory Department at RSC and on faculty at Stonehill College.  She holds a BM from New England Conservatory and a MM and DMA from Boston University with a dissertation titled: You Become What You Practice: Application of Tai Chi Principles to Piano Playing. a.popa@rivers.org