Festival Artists

Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio, violin

Founder & Artistic Director

Former Concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony, Prof. of Violin and Viola at the Univ. of Nevada, Reno, she has concertized throughout Europe, the U.S., Mexico, S.America and Canada. She records for MSR and Bridge.

Miguel del Aguila's Salon Buenos Aires, Op. 84

Co-commissioned by CPMF




Scott Cuellar, piano

Dmitri Pogorelov, violin

David Harding, viola

Gold Medal winner of the 2016 San Antonio International Piano Competition, he was also the 1st place winner in the solo division of the 2013 Virginia Waring International Piano Competition.

First Violin, Kontras String Quartet. Critically acclaimed violinist and avid chamber musician, he won prestigious chamber music competitions in his native Russia at an early age, leading to appearances worldwide.

He regularly performs throughout Europe, the U.S., Canada and C. America. A founding member of Trio Verlaine and American String Project, he is frequently heard on the BBC, NPR, CBC and Deutschland Radio.

Mark Holloway, viola

Beth Rapier, cello

Anthony Ross, cello

CMS of Lincoln Center Violist. Hailed as an “outstanding violist” by American Record Guide, praised by Zürich's Neue Zürcher Zeitung for his “warmth and intimacy,” he has recorded for the Marlboro Recording Society, CMS Live, Music@Menlo LIVE, Naxos, and Albany labels.

Assnt. Principal Cello, Minnesota Orchestra.  A founding member of the Rosalyra String Quartet, Beth is twice a McKnight Artist Award winner. She has recorded for Boston and Artegra labels, and is a frequent guest at chamber music festivals nationally.

Principal Cello, Minnesota Orchestra. Tony appears regularly in solo and chamber music engagements throughout the country and abroad. He has received McKnight Artist Awards, records for Boston Records and has soloed internationally.

Craig Sorgi, violin

CPMF Education Director

First Violin with the San Antonio Symphony and Concertmaster of the  Mid-Texas Symphony,Craig is founder and artistic director of the MTS Chamber Players. Craig has been active as a violin instructor at the private and college level for much of his career.

Week 2

Sandy Yamamoto, violin

Bruce Williams, viola

Holgen Gjoni, cello

Concert Violinist. An Avery Fisher Grant recipient, she has dazzled audiences in concert performances around the globe for the past three decades as a soloist and as a member of the Miró Quartet.

Principal Viola, Austin Symphony Orchestra. Former Principal of the  Haifa Symphony Orchestra (Israel) and Assistant Principal of The Orchestra of Santa Fe, he is a founding member of the Artisan Quartet and an active chamber artist.

Chamber Artist & Cellist, San Antonio Symphony. An avid chamber musician sought-after pedagogue, and winner of numerous international competitions, he  has been praised by critics for his “technique, beauty of sound and emotional projection.”

Ilya Shterenberg, clarinet

Mark Teplitsky, flute

Paul Leuders, oboe

Principal Clarinet, San Antonio Symphony. A native of Ukraine and former principal of the Charleston Symphony, he has appeared with some of the most prestigious festivals in the U.S. and Europe.

Principal Flute, San Antonio Symphony. Former Principal Flute of the American Youth Symphony, he was appointed Principal Flute of the SAS in 2016 and also became a core member of the Olmos Ensemble.

Principal Oboe,San Antonio Symphony. A graduate of New England Conservatory of Music, has appeared with the orchestras of Pittsburgh and Baltimore, and as a soloist with the SAS.

Bel Cuore Quartet

Twice nominated for “Best Classical Ensemble” by the Austin Critics Table, the quartet focuses on works by living composers to create engaging, visceral, and highly memorable experiences for audiences.