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

Christina Edelen, harpsichord

Fred Edelen, cello

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.

Hailed as a “superb harpsichordist” and a finalist at the Bodky International Competition, Christina has performed as soloist and in numerous ensembles, concert series and festivals in the U.S. and abroad.

Currently Assistant Solocellist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Fred performs throughout the U.S. and Europe on both modern and Baroque cello as orchestral cellist, chamber musician, and recitalist.

Holgen Gjoni, cello

Lachezar Kostov, cello

Kyuhee Park, guitar

Chamber Artist & San Antonio Symphony Cellist, Holgen is the winner of numerous international competitions and a sought-after pedagogue who is CPMF's Assistant Education Director.

Assnt. Principal Cello, Baltimore Symphony, Lachezar is a prize winner at the Liszt-Garrison and MTNA competitions, and records for the Naxos Label. He performs worldwide with the Kostov-Valkov Duo.

Born in South Korea, Ms. Park began guitar when she was 3 years old going on to win a national competition at 9. She has since been an award winner in numerous competitions in Europe and Korea, and is a rising star in the guitar world.

Dmitri Pogorelov, violin

Colin Sorgi, violin

Craig Sorgi, violin

First Violin with the Kontras String Quartet, Dmitri is a critically acclaimed violinist and winner of prestigious chamber music competitions in his native Russia that have led to appearances throughout the U.S. and the world.

Concertmaster of the National Philharmonic in D.C., Colin is the founder and artistic director of Baltimore's SONAR new music ensemble. An avid chamber musician, he appears in festivals in Europe and throughout the U.S.

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.

Mark Teplitsky, flute

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.

Week 2

Carol Cook, viola

Scott Cuellar, piano

Timothy Jones, baritone

Principal Violist, Lyric Opera in Chicago, and native of Scotland, Carol won her first fiddle competition at 8 and made her concerto debut at 16. She was recently a member of Mark O'Connor's Grammy Award-winning Appalachia Waltz Trio.

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.

Professor of Voice at the Univ. of Houston Moores School of Music, Timothy has performed throughout the U.S., Europe and S. America as a recitalist and in operatic roles. He is a champion of new music performances.

Stephanie Jutt, flute

Beth Rapier, cello

Anthony Ross, cello

Co-founder & Artistic Director of the acclaimed Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society festival in Madison, WI, she was a Naumberg Competition finalist and records for the Centaur 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.

Ilya Shterenberg, clarinet

Ryo Yanagitani, piano

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.

Canadian pianist and gold medal winner at the 10th San Antonio International Piano Competition, Ryo performs as soloist with orchestras around the world and is the Artistic Director for the Ryuji Ueno Foundation, dedicated to the continued support of the arts.