Elizabeth Miller, violinist, studied
at Indiana University with the renowned Professor
Emeritus, Josef Gingold. She received her Bachelors
and Masters in Music Performance. She frequently
plays with the Orchestra of Saint Lukes and is a
member of the Strathmere Ensemble, ensemble in
residence at the New York Society for Ethical
Culture. She also teaches at Rutgers
University-Newark, The Midori and Friends Foundation
and is Principal Second of the Scandia Symphony,
based at Trinity Church at Wall Street. An avid
chamber musician, she frequently performs at the
Paul Robeson Art Gallery and Dana Library Chamber
Music Series at Rutgers. Guest performances have
been with the Da Capo Chamber Music Players,
Bordeaux Quartet, West End Chamber Players and New
England Bach Festival. Solo appearances have been
with the Scandia Symphony, Ocean City Pops
Orchestra, Owensboro Symphony and Heidelberg Chamber
Flutist Pamela Whitman, a descendant
of poet Walt Whitman, is known in the United States
and abroad for visionary performances on her unique
collection of flutes from around the world. The L.
A. Xpress has described her concerts as “a unique
blend of compassion, technique, style, cultural
diversity and personality.” For fourteen years
Whitman directed and starred in the touring ensemble WorldColor. Whitman has been the Principal Flutist
of the Ocean City Pops Orchestra since 1989 and was
Principal Flutist of the South Dakota Symphony for
three years. Her international appearances include
performances at the Holland Festival in Amsterdam,
the International Juni Festwochen in Zurich, Maggio
Musicale in Florence, Italy a world premiere
performance of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s La Scala
Production, Samstag Aus Licht in Milan and featured
performances in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal.
Whitman recently made her solo Chinese debut in
A television documentary on Whitman’s work has aired
in seventeen Asian countries. Her inspirational
radio program, "Miracles" broadcast weekly for three
years to 1.5 million listeners on the Himalayan
Broadcasting Company. In 2002 she was honored in
Hollywood in an international award ceremony for her
humanitarian work as an artist.
Recordings - Her debut solo CD, Solo Flight
was released on the Grateful Heart Records label in
the United States and on Nu Media Records in Nepal.
The Atlantic City Press described the recording as
“Uplifting and peaceful. Whitman’s selections on
‘Solo Flight’ are inspired and her playing is
breathtaking.” In 1999 Nu Media Records released
"One Night In Kathmandu", featuring Whitman in
collaboration with Nepal's "Shristi". In the year
2000 Dexo Music released "The Summit", in which
Pamela co-creates and performs with Nepal's leading
rock, folk and classical musicians. Her latest
recording, “Flute Planet” features Whitman in
collaboration with Lakota/Sioux Flutist Kevin Locke
and Nepali Flutist Manoj Singh.
Mitsuru Tsubota has been a member of the St. Luke's
Chamber Ensemble since 1989. She began her studies
at the age of five and was a soloist with the Tokyo
Symphony at the age of ten. She came to the United
States to study with Felix Galimir. She was also a
soloist with the Hiroshima Symphony in 1983. Ms.
Tsubota was formerly a member of the Primavera
String Quartet. Since 1982 she has performed
regularly with the New England Bach Festival under
the direction of Blanche Moyse.
Ms. Tsubota is a co-founder and principal violinist
of the Strathmere Ensemble, and has served as
concertmaster for all of Westchester Oratorio
Society's choral-orchestral performances. She is
also concertmaster for many National Chorale
performances, and the concertmaster for the Dennis
Keene Choral Festival.
Daire FitzGerald, cello
Daire FitzGerald was born in Ireland and educated in
England and Switzerland under the guidance of Yehudi
Menuhin and Mstislav Rostropovich, before enrolling
at New York's Juilliard School. While a student in
New York, she was the first recipient of the Martin
E. Segal award, which was presented by the Chamber
Music Society of Lincoln Center. Ms. FitzGerald has
toured throughout Europe, Asia, and North America as
soloist and chamber musician. As a soloist she has
worked with all major Irish orchestras, Warsaw
Sinfonia, Halle Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra
and the Central Beijing Orchestra of China. Ms.
FitzGerald's chamber music collaborators include
Yehudi Menuhin, Andrè Previn, Vladimir Feltsman,
Gerald Ranck, John Browning and Lukas Foss. Ms.
FitzGerald is a member of the St. Luke's Chamber
Ensemble and has performed with many other chamber
music institutions in New York, including Lincoln
Center Chamber Music Society, New Jersey Chamber
Music Society and Barge Music. She has appeared as
chamber musician as part of Lincoln Center's Great
Performers Series and, with the Orchestra of St.
Luke's in PBS's "Live from Lincoln Center". She has
performed in numerous chamber music broadcasts on
Public Television all across the United States. Ms.
FitzGerald is a co-founder of the Strathmere
Ensemble, and is also the Music Director of the
Bridge Theatre Company in Washington Heights. Ms.
FitzGerald has recorded for Sony Classical, Deutsche
Grammophon, Decca London, Music Masters, CRI and
Nonesuch, among others.