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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.

 


 


 

 

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