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Katherine Hoover (b.1937) lives in New York. She was born in West Virginia and grew up in a Philadelphia suburb. Hoover has received commissions and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, American Academy of Arts & Letters, Ditson Fund of Columbia University, ASCAP, Meet the Composer, and many other organizations. Her works have been presented throughout the United States and abroad by such soloists and groups as John Cheek; Eddie Daniels; the Harrisburg and Santa Fe Symphonies; Women's Philharmonic; the Dorian, Sylvan, Hudson Valley and Richards Wind Quintets; Atlanta Chamber Players; New Jersey Chamber Music Society; Alard Quartet; and the Huntingdon and Verdehr Trios. As a flutist, Hoover has given concerto performances at Lincoln Center, performed in all of New York's major halls, and made numerous recordings. She holds degrees from the Eastman and Manhattan Schools of Music and has taught at Juilliard; the Manhattan School of Music; and Teachers College, Columbia University. Other works by Hoover on Leonarda: comphi.html (takes you to composer bio in alphabetical list with links to recordings)

In 1978, sponsored by a grant from the Institute of International Education, pianist Barbara Weintraub and cellist Carter Brey became the only Americans to win top prize at the 27th International Munich Competition, triumphing over a field of thirty-five duos representing sixteen countries. Both Weintraub and Brey received their training as scholarship students at the Peabody Institute and at Yale University where, as members of the Rogeri Trio, they held the Edward Wardwell Fellowship in chamber music. With that ensemble they toured extensively, presented a Brahms chamber music series at Yale with the Tokyo Quartet, appeared as soloists in the Beethoven Triple Concerto, and made numerous recordings. Carter Brey was a prize winner in the first Rostropovich International Cello Competition in 1982, two years after this recording was first released on LP, and went on to win other prestigious awards. Brey has been soloist with virtually all of America's major orchestras and is now principal cellist with the New York Philharmonic.

Pianist Virginia Eskin has performed in recital and with major orchestras throughout the U.S. and Europe. An acknowledged authority on the music of 19th century American composers and music by women, she has performed on national radio networks in England, Italy, and Greece, in addition to many appearances on National Public Radio in the U.S. Her career has been graced with many awards, including an ASCAP Award for her dedication to American music. Most recently, she received a Woman of Excellence award at a ceremony in Boston. Eskin has many recordings to her credit.





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