Ilizabeth Cabrera (cello, viola da gamba) has a Bachelors Degree in Performance from Hartt School of Music and a Master of Music in Performance Degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts of Rutgers University. She studied cello with David Finckel, Paul Olefsky, David Wells, Stephen Kates, and Yehuda Hanani, and studied viola da gamba with Mary Ann Ballard. She teaches a large class of private students and performs professionally with the Dolce Trio, which performs Baroque and Classical chamber music, as well as some traditional folk music. She also performs as a freelance cellist with orchestras and ensembles in the tri-state area.Additionally, she can also be heard as a guest artist on several folk music recordings with Lucy Kaplanski, Lori Rielly, Bob McNally, Mike Agranoff, Liza DiSavino, and Patrick Regan.
Joanna Hoty Russell (voice, percussion) teaches private voice in Murray Hill and is the music director of The Larks, a volunteer singing group (sponsored by the Junior League of Summit). She serves as music director for Footlights of Martinsville, a children’s theatre program, and is the alto soloist at St. Peter’s Church in Roseland. She serves Light Opera of New Jersey in a number of ways, including as a performer, director and chairing their Production Board. Joanna is a co-founder of The Creative Arts Support Team, a non-profit organization supporting visual/performing arts opportunities in the Berkeley Heights school district.
Andrew Koenig (guitar, recorder, gemshorn, voice, percussion) is a computer scientist by profession, in which guise he has published several books and hundreds of magazine articles. As a musician, he is mostly self-taught. He started playing the recorder as a child, picked up other instruments along the way, and studied music theory at Columbia College. He retired from AT&T in 2003, where he was the Project Editor of the C++ standard. Aside from music, and his wife (and coauthor) Barbara Moo, his interests include photography, cooking, wine, chess, bridge, and his four fine felines. For more information, go here.
Kris Lamb (flute, recorders, gemshorn, krumhorn, Irish whistle) – Active for over 30 years as a performer and educator, Kris’ musical interests are diverse and include early, classical and world music using an assortment of historical, traditional and modern flutes. In addition to The Early Music Players and free-lance work with area ensembles, theater groups and churches, Kris performs with The Dolce Trio, Idyllwood, Chester Baroque and the Eclectic Consort. She is an adjunct at the College of Saint Elizabeth, has appeared on a variety of music recordings and also enjoys sharing the gift of music to support worthy causes.