The Musicians

Bayla Keyes - Photo credit: Jesse Weiner

Bayla Keyes (Photo credit: Jesse Weiner)

Bayla Keyes,
lauded as “a musician of expressive generosity and technical élan” by Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer, was a founder and long-time member of the Muir String Quartet, with whom she won the Evian and Naumburg as well as two Grand Prix du Disques.


Rhonda Rider - Photo credit: Jesse Weiner

Rhonda Rider (Photo credit: Jesse Weiner)

Rhonda Rider
—whom The Boston Globe calls “a glorious cellist,” remarkable for her “extraordinarily expressive and inventive playing”—was the founding cellist of the Naumburg-award-winning Lydian String Quartet, with whom she performed for over twenty years.


Lois Shapiro - Photo credit: Jesse Weiner

Lois Shapiro (Photo credit: Jesse Weiner)

Lois Shapiro
“conjures enchantment” and “produces and inspires musical magic,” notes The Boston Globe. A New York Concert Artists Guild Award winner and highly sought-after soloist and collaborative pianist, she has appeared throughout the U.S. and abroad in concerts ranging from 18th-century period-instrument performances to premieres.