Meet our outstanding musicians!
Kuang-Hao Huang (pianist) has performed throughout the United States as well as in Europe and Asia. Mr. Huang is often heard as a collaborator, performing with Chicago's finest musicians, from instrumentalists of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to singers with the Lyric Opera. He has been a regular guest of the Chicago Chamber Musicians and has performed with the Vermeer and Chicago String Quartets. Mr. Huang can be heard in recordings on the Cedille and Naxos labels. He is a member of Fulcrum Point New Music Project and has been involved with the Chicago Chamber Musicians Composer Perspectives series since its inception in 2001. Mr. Huang serves on the faculties of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, Concordia University-Chicago, and the Merit School of Music.
Daniel Schlosberg (piano) has been described as “an expert pianist” (Boston Globe), and his performances have been praised for their “intellect and passion” (Washington Post). He recently released a recital album on Centaur Records featuring works of Schumann, Pärt, Lachenmann and Debussy. He has served as a staff accompanist for the Perlman Music Program and the Steans Institute at Ravinia. Recent performance highlights include his solo debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Messiaen’s “Trois Petites Liturgies” and Bach’s Goldberg Variations at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He has been Artist-in-Residence at the University of Notre Dame since 2005.
Matthew Dean (tenor) is a soloist in early and world music initiatives throughout the Chicago area. A founding member of Golosa Russian Choir, he has toured Siberia, performed at the Ravinia Festival and on NPR, and produced events in the citywide Soviet Arts Experience (2010-2012). His voice will be featured in 2012-13 with Bella Voce, Cantate, and King Solomon’s Singers. Matt heads the Sounds of Faith initiative for Harran Productions Foundation and manages and sings with the Schola Antiqua of Chicago. He will be a featured artist for The Newberry Consort’s performance of the Cantigas de Santa Maria at the 2013 Boston Early Music Festival. In 2011, he co-founded The Rookery men’s choir.
Laura Lynch (soprano) works professionally as a music and dance teacher in Riverside, IL. In addition, she enjoys a successful singing career in Chicago and can be heard frequently as a chorister and soloist with The Grant Park Symphony Chorus, Bella Voce, Schola Antiqua, and The Oriana Singers.
Karl Fogel (accompanist) has accompanied and performed chamber music for many years, and since moving to Chicago, also sings bass in Golosa (the University of Chicago Russian Choir), and sang previously with the San Francisco Lyric Chorus and New York’s Oratorio Society.
Marie Wang (violin) holds an Artist Diploma from the Juilliard School and serves on the string faculty at Northern Illinois University. She is also a founding member of the Avalon String Quartet, which has captured top prizes at the Concert Artists Guild and Munich ARD international competitions. The quartet has been invited to perform at Wigmore Hall, Carnegie & Weill Halls, Alice Tully, 92nd St. Y, Herculessaal (Munich), and the Library of Congress, among others. They have also appeared at festivals such as Caramoor, Mostly Mozart, La Jolla, Ravinia, Bath, and Aldeburgh.
Chorus (members of the Oriana Singers and The Rookery) For the past twenty years, The Oriana Singers have performed more than 300 concerts and radio broadcasts in twelve states, in Spain, Costa Rica, and Germany. The Singers appear on radio frequently, and have performed for the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series and twice at the Ravinia Festival. The Rookery is a Chicago men’s chorus formed in 2011, whose members are drawn from the Chicago Symphony Chorus, The Oriana Singers, Rockefeller Chapel Choir, Golosa Russian Choir, Chicago A Cappella, Alioni Georgian Choir, Bella Voce, King Solomon’s Singers, and the Schola Antiqua of Chicago.
David W. Patterson (producer/accompanist) is a music historian who has served on the faculties of the University of Maryland-College Park, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Chicago. For the past twenty years, his specialty has been the American avant-garde, and specifically the work of John Cage and the New York School. More recently, he has given presentations on the place of music in the thought and work of Frank Lloyd Wright for the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust and the Unity Temple Restoration Foundation, both in Oak Park, IL, and the Darwin Martin Restoration Corporation in Buffalo, NY. He is currently preparing a larger monograph on this same topic. In 2013, he founded Permelia Records.
The Recording Studio
It was the good fortune of "The Music of William C. Wright" to have been recorded at Eloquent Sound Chicago, a boutique recording studio featuring three connected spaces, 24 channels of 24-bit digital audio, a Yamaha grand piano and Gretsch drumkit. This sunny, Victorian-styled facility is owned and operated by musician/engineer Bradley Williams and caters to a wide range of artists and styles. Many thanks to Eloquent Sound Chicago and Bradley Williams!