Linda McNeil, soprano, has served on the
music faculty of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas since 1988.
She specializes in the performance of 20thcentury music in recital,
and has had the privilege of working with many prominent composers,
including George Crumb, Samuel Adler, Joan Berger and Judith Lang
Zaimont. Ms. McNeil is equally at home singing baroque oratorios,
German Lieder, chamber works and opera, and has performed with the
Fort Worth Opera, Arizona Opera, San Antonio Symphony, Arizon Ballet
Orchestra, San Antonio Choral Society, San Antonio Opera Guild and
a host of other organizations.
Carolyn True, pianist, is prize winner
of the Kapell International, MTNA, and the Eastman Concerto competitions.
She has performed in 25 states, Austria and France. Through her work
with SOLI Chamber Ensemble, she has performed many premieres and has
recorded works of Ligeti, Bach/Brahms, Beethoven and Bennett. Ms.
True was awarded the prestigious Performer's Certificate from the
Eastman School of Music, where she also received her DMA. She earned
her MM from the University of Maryland, College Park, and her BM from
Central Missouri State University. She teaches at Trinity University
in San Antonio, where she is a member of the faculty.
Kathy McNeil, coloratura soprano, has appeared
in oratorio, recital and opera performances throughout the U.S. Her
operatic credits include appearances with the Aspen Music Festival,
San Antonio Symphony and the Lyric Opera of Dallas. In concert, she
has performed with symphonies in Austria, Arizona, Georgia, Tennessee,
Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas. Ms. McNeil is a winner of the Aspen
Summer Music Festival vocal competition and the Texoma region Young
Artist competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
She won first place in the Mobil-Austria Meistersinger competition
in Graz, Austria.
Stephanie Shapiro, oboe, received her musical
training at the New England Conservatory of Music and the University
of Michigan. Prior to joining the San Antonio Symphony, she was a
freelance musician and private instructor in Michigan. She has won
several competitions, including the National Symphony Orchestra Concerto
Competition in Washington D.C., and was a semi-finalist at the Munich
International Music Competition in Germany. Ms. Shapiro has performed
with festival orchestras, including Tanglewood and the International
Festival Orchestra in Israel. She performs regularly as a guest artist
with SOLI Chamber Ensemble.