My students call me Aniko and I'm available on Thursdays.
Aniko Geladze is a concertmaster and soloist from Russia. She has collaborated with major orchestras and musicians from many parts of the world, including Russia, Europe, and Asia. She studied at The Royal College of Music ( London) and has since participated in yearly concert tours in Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, as well as a soloist for VSSO recordings, including “The Song of Triumphant Love” by M. Nosyrev, the video CD “Roman and the Voronezh State Philharmonic Orchestra – Live in Concert ‘99”, and “Opera Highlights” produced by Chi Mei Fine Art Ltd. Equally at home in chamber music, Aniko has led quartets, and participated in the Chamber Orchestra “Camara Rusa” (Spain) and has served under the direction of Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Verbitsky, Mak Ka Lok, and Alexander Walker.
Currently she is an active member of the Nashua Chamber Orchestra, The Portsmouth Symphony, and often performs with the University of New Hampshire Music Department, Portsmouth Pro Musica, and The New Hampshire Philharmonic. Aniko also teaches violin in her private home studio and often offers masterclasses around New England.
Anna Williams,Violin & Viola
My students call me Anna and I'm available on Tuesdays.
Anna Marie Williams is rapidly distinguishing herself as one of the most celebrated and sought-after solo, chamber music and teaching artists of her generation. Her playing has been described as "...truly amazing" and as "sending a tingling sensation up my spine." (Fanfare Magazine.)
In the US, Ms. Williams has appeared as featured soloist in performances across the country, including appearances at Jordan Hall, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and at the Boston Opera House, WMP Hall (NYC), "Laguna Beach Live!" (CA), andwith the Rhode Island Youth Philharmonic (RI) the San Diego State University Symphony Orchestras (CA) and the New England String Ensemble (MA). Ms. Williams has also been featured as soloist in appearances in Guatemala and Russia.
Ms. Williams is a passionate teacher, having served as Teaching Assistant to the world-renowned pedagogue, Patinka Kopec at the Manhattan School of Music (Pre- College.) She has also served on the faculties of the Longy School of Music, Wellesley College and The Castleman Quartet Program, San Diego State University, the Gillispie School, Villa Musica Community Music School, the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest, the Needham High School, the Gateway School, and Belvoir Terrace. In addition, she has taught at the St Marks International Chamber Music Institute and Festival, as well as the LyricaFest, and ArtsAhimsa festivals. Ms Williams holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music (BM), and the Longy School of Music of Bard College (MM, GPD) where she also served as Chamber Music Ambassador and from San Diego State University (Artist Diploma).
Marc Thayer, Violin
My students call me Marc and I'm available on Mondays.
Marc Thayer is currently the Executive Director of Symphony New Hampshire as of July, 2016.
Thayer served as Director of Strings at Washington University in St. Louis and was a member of the Kingsbury Baroque Ensemble. Previously he founded and conducted the Saint Louis University String Orchestra where he taught violin and viola. During this time Marc was also on the faculty of the Webster University Community Music School in St. Louis where he taught violin and viola and coached chamber music. For three years he taught a Music Business class at Webster University. For one semester Marc taught violin at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville during a maternity leave.
From 2002-2011 Marc served as the Vice President for Education and Community Partnerships with the St. Louis Symphony and served as Director of Community Engagement with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, FL, from 1999-2001. Marc performed as a member of the New World Symphony from 1995-1998 and founded their Education and Community Engagement Programs. Marc also taught at the New World School of the Arts in Miami from 1995-2001, not associated with New World Symphony.
Marc has performed with the San Diego Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, Florida Philharmonic, American Russian Young Artists Orchestra, the Opera Festival of Heidelberg, Germany, the Orquesta Superior of Cordoba, Spain, the Ancient Music Festival of St. Savin, France, the Festival d’Orange, and with the International Festival of Art in Aix-en-Provence, France.
Misha Veselov, Cello
My students call me Misha and I'm available on Tuesdays.
Mikhail "Misha" Veselov, cellist, has earned recognition as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Misha won First Prize at the Città di Barletta International competition in Bari, Italy. He has performed as soloist with the Vasilievsky Ostrov Orchestra (St. Petersburg), the Cantus Firmus Orchestra (Moscow), and the Rhode Island Youth Philharmonic. As member of the Neave Trio Mikhail tours nationally and abroad. In 2016 Neave Trio recorded its first album for the Internationally acclaimed Chandos Record Label.
Misha's mentors have included such renowned pedagogues as Natalia Gutman and Terry King. With the distinction of a Presidential Ambassador scholarship, he holds the Masters of Music and Graduate Performance Degrees from the Longy School of Music. He received his Bachelors of Music diploma under the tutelage of Maria Zhuravleva at the Moscow State Chopin Academy. When not playing the cello, he enjoys cooking and travelling.
A first prize winner of the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition and previously of the New England String Ensemble Competition, Ms. Williams' devotion to chamber music was the inspiration for the formation of the acclaimed Neave Trio. The Neave Trio has been recognized for its "bright and radiant music- making" (WQXR Radio, New York City) and as "having exceeded the gold standard and moved on to platinum" (Fanfare Magazine). Their first album for the Chandos Label is set for release in November, 2016.
Marc received a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Violin Performance from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with William Preucil and Zvi Zeitlin. While at Eastman he studied Suzuki pedagogy with Anastasia Jempelis.