Harlow Chamber Players


“something beautiful and empowering and intellectual”



About

Eleven years ago, violinist Hannah Lynn Cohen experienced the magic of Greenwood Music Camp for the first time. Here, Ms Cohen developed intense musical connections and lasting friendships with countless young musicians. As the years passed, they all attended different colleges and lived in different cities, but their love of chamber music and the special bond they developed at Greenwood Music Camp on Harlow Road during the summer of 2008 has kept them playing chamber music together whenever they can.

In the summer of 2019, an idea was born: A network of chamber musicians who all share the love and passion for the collaboration and performance of chamber music. This collective strives to make classical chamber music exciting, accessible, and inspiring to all ages.

This network hopes to grow large enough to have a full roster of chamber musicians who are able to form groups as small as duets and as large as a chamber orchestra.

Available for hire.


Musicians


Hannah Lynn Cohen, Violin

Hannah Lynn Cohen has been collaborating with and studying under master teachers on a national and global scale for over fifteen years. Ms. Cohen recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the Boston University School of Music. There, Ms Cohen was a student of Peter Zazofsky. Ms. Cohen began her violin studies at the age of four and her previous teachers include Jan Repko, Wendy Sharp, and Betty Jean Hagen. She made her orchestral debut with the Holyoke Civic Symphony Orchestra as the winner of their concerto competition in May, 2015. Ms. Cohen has attended numerous festivals including National Music Festival, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and MusicAlp International Academy of Music. Additionally, she has performed in masterclasses led by Daniel Philips, Irina Muresanu, Robin Sharp, Klaudia Szlachta and Bayla Keyes. Ms. Cohen currently resides in New York City where she is pursuing a Master of Music in Violin Performance at New York University Steinhardt School with Kurt Nikkanen, while simultaneously holding the position of Adjunct Teacher of Violin Studies for non music majors at NYU.

Jeremiah Blacklow, Violin and Viola


Jeremiah Blacklow is a senior at Harvard College, concentrating in Slavic Languages and Literature. He grew up in Boston, where he began studying violin at age three. He was a student of Catherine Cho and Joel Smirnoff at the Juilliard School and has also studied with Itzhak Perlman, Don Weilerstein, and Li Lin. Recently, Jeremiah performed Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Bach Society Orchestra, and in the past he has appeared as a guest soloist with the Boston Civic Symphony and Concord Orchestra. His solo recitals include performances at Carnegie Hall, Neue Galerie and the Juilliard School. As a chamber musician, Jeremiah has worked with members of the Brentano, Shanghai, and Cleveland Quartets. He has participated in summer and winter festivals at the Perlman Music Program, Taos School of Music, and Aspen Music Festival and School, Currently, he is concertmaster of the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra.

Noah Krauss, Cello and Piano

Noah Krauss is in his final year of undergraduate studies at the Juilliard School as a student of Timothy Eddy and Julian Martin. A native New Yorker, Noah began his musical studies at the age of three. His accomplishments include first prizes at the New York Music Competition, WDAV Chamber Music Competition. As a chamber musician, Noah has studied with members of the Cleveland, Juilliard, and Brentano Quartets, as well as extensive study with pianist, Robert McDonald. Noah has participated in festivals such as Taos, Kneisel Hall, and Heifetz. As an orchestral musician, Noah has served as principal of the Juilliard Orchestra, is currently a section member of the Montclair Orchestra, and has participated in performances at Carnegie Hall as a member of the New York String Orchestra Seminar.

Eliza Wong, Violin

Eliza Wong is a New York City-based violinist. Most recently, Eliza joined the New Haven Symphony. She has also been performing frequently with the Nashville Symphony since her time as an undergraduate at Vanderbilt University. At Vanderbilt, she received a full-tuition scholarship as a Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholar, while studying with Carolyn Huebl. Winner of the Vanderbilt University Concerto Competition in her sophomore year, Eliza also won 1st prize in the Nashville Philharmonic’s 2019 Concerto Competition, performing the Brahms Violin Concerto with the orchestra last May. Additional accolades include 1st prize in the 2019 MTNA National Young Artist String Division and the Stephen & Linda Paganini Brite Award at the 2019 Hellam Young Artist Competition. Eliza spent the past three summers as a violin fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, performing as concertmaster, where she was awarded the 2018 Jules C. Reiner Violin Prize. Among her favorite moments was performing with the Boston Symphony for the Bernstein Centennial under the batons of Michael Tilson Thomas, Christoph Eschenbach, and Andris Nelsons, playing everything from West Side Story to Mahler’s Second Symphony. Fulfilling a love of travel and chamber music, Eliza performed in small chamber ensembles during Caroga Lake Music Festival’s first international tour through Switzerland in 2017. Eliza is currently in her first year of a master’s degree at The Juilliard School, studying with Laurie Smukler. 

Julian Sawhill, Viola

A native of North Carolina, Moroccan-American violist Julian Sawhill is the newest appointed member of the Zorá Quartet, Grand Prize winners at the 2015 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Julian received his master’s degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music under Robert Vernon and Stanley Konopka, and his bachelor’s prior to that at Oberlin Conservatory of Music under Kirsten Docter and Michael Strauss. Julian is a former member of the viola section at the Canton Symphony and also substitutes with The Cleveland Orchestra. He is an avid chamber musician, spending his summers at the Perlman Music Program on Shelter Island, NY where he has performed alongside Itzhak Perlman, Areta Zhulla, Joel Krosnick and others. Julian holds an additional bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College in political science, where he spent four seasons on Oberlin’s NCAA Division III baseball team as a left-handed pitcher. 

Genevieve Smelser, Violin

Genevieve is a new member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, where she serves as co-principal. She spent this past summer as a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra in Switzerland.  Genevieve was recently awarded a Master’s degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and will return this spring to perform Shostakovich Concerto No.1 with the Shepherd Symphony as their 2019 Concerto Competition winner.  In 2017, she graduated from Cleveland Institute of Music where she received the Anna Y. Tringas award for Violin Excellence, won the 2015 Concerto Competition, participated in the Intensive Quartet Seminar, and served as concertmaster. Genevieve loves yoga, nerding out on skincare, and reading music with loved ones.

Luke Quintanilla, Viola

Luke Quintanilla is a graduate student at New York University pursuing a Master of Music degree in Viola Performance. He began his studies on the viola through the public school system in fourth grade and hasn’t stopped playing since! He received his Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from Vanderbilt University in May 2019. Luke has studied privately with Robert Becker, Kathryn Plummer, Daniel Reinker, and currently studies with Stephanie Baer at NYU. He has performed in masterclasses for viola legends like Roberto Diaz, Cynthia Phelps, and Robert Vernon. His most recent performances in New York include those with the NYU Chamber Orchestra at the Frederick Loewe Theater and with the Symphony of Westchester at Iona College. 

Samantha Uzbay, Viola

Samantha Uzbay is a classical and jazz violist, violinist, and singer based in New York City. She is a graduate of the Boston University College of Fine Arts (‘18), where she studied under Michelle LaCourse and earned a Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance. During her college career, she also studied at The Tanglewood Institute and the Royal College of Music in London, England. Samantha has served as a Musical Director, Music Supervisor, Project Manager, and theatrical performer of productions both in Boston and New York. Samantha‘s most recent project is a collaboration with Grammy-winning artist, Wyclef Jean, as a producer, violist, songwriter, and vocalist, as a result of winning a national music competition. She was a panelist and performer at the ASCAP “I Create” Expo and the South by Southwest festival, as well as an MTV Push Live artist. Samantha currently works at Columbia Records.


Upcoming Concerts

Harlow Chamber Players at the Foundry West Stockbridge

Saturday March 21st, 7:30 pm, tickets 15$

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harlow-chamber-players-tickets-92415173271


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