flute, classical guitar & bassoon

Flutist BARBARA RIZEK earned her Bachelors in Music from Hunter College and did graduate work at the Conservatory at Brooklyn College.  Her flute teachers include Gerardo Levy, Trudy Kane and Laura Gilbert, and she has taken masterclasses with Geoffrey Gilbert, William Bennet, Robert Stallman, Julius Baker and Pat Spencer.  She has played with the Hunter College Symphony, Regina Opera Company, Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra and Newburgh Symphony, and is currently a member of The Venus Trio.  She has completed recording projects with composers Richard Schulman, Terry Champlin and producer Scott Petito.  She has performed in concerts at Harkness Park Rutgers Summer Fest, the 92nd Street Y, and faculty concerts at Mannes College of Music and Vassar College; and from 1985-91 she gave annual flute recitals in New York City, the final one in CAMI Hall.  She has taught at Manhattan’s Montessori School, Cappriccio Summer Music Program at Vassar College and is currently teaching at DCC Music School at Dutchess Community College.

CHRIS EBERLE, principal bassoonist of the West Point Band, is originally from Kansas City, Missouri.  He joined the Army in June of 1987 while finishing his Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music.  He has studied with Leonard Sharrow, Sherman Walt, Louis Skinner and Roland Small.  Chris is a frequent soloist with the Band and is a founding member of the Academy Wind Quintet.  He has been a regular performer in numerous ensembles throughout the tri-state region, including the Pone Ensemble for New Music, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Newburgh Symphony, Rockland County Choral Society Orange County Classic Choral Society and Nutmeg Opera Company.  Highlights of his career include two performances at International Double Reed Society conferences (2001 & 2003) and a performance of the new Concerto for Bassoon by Eric Ewazen with Dr. Ewazen in attendance.

Classical guitarist GREGORY DINGER’s first instrument was the piano, studying with Edgar Roberts and Jacqueline Marcault.  In high school he began to play the classical guitar, studying with prize-winning cellist/guitarist/conductor Luis Garcia-Renart, and also with composer/guitarist Terry Champlin.  Dinger recieved his B.M. (with honors) from the New England Conservatory, studying with Robert Paul Sullivan and Frank Wallace; subsequently taking masterclasses with Frederic Hand, Eliot Fisk, Manuel Barrueco, Sharon Isbin and Christopher Parkening.  Dinger is classical guitar professor at Bard College, and The College at New Paltz/SUNY; he teaches guitar, music theory & history at SUNY/Ulster; and various guitar styles at Barcone’s/Allegro Music in Kingston.  From 1985-2006 he hosted & programmed WDST FM 100.1’s “Sunrise Concert” classical music program.  In addition to solo recitals, as a classical guitarist he has performed concerti (Vivaldi, Villa-Lobos and Rodrigo) with the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra, played with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic in their “New Wave” concerts, and played with many other area ensembles and instrumentalists; also electric guitar, banjo, mandolin and bass guitar with rock, pop, country, heavy-metal, blues and “Broadway” groups/shows.  He also plays in the Cantilena duo, the Catskill Mt. Renaissance Consort, and sings in/arranges for Ars Choralis.  Some of his arrangements are published by Music Arts Graphics.


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