Natalie Cox, Harp

A native of San Francisco, Natalie grew up in a musical family. Her father owned a classical music station and her mother was a concert violinist. She began her training on the pedal harp and celtic harp simultaneously at age 18.

Her transcriptions for lute and guitar led her to studies in Renaissance and Medieval music and literature. Natalie has recorded a collection French medieval women composers "The Romance of the Rose" on the Koch label with singer Joyce Todd and vielle player Shira Kammen.

Natalie also plays with many contemporary music ensembles in the Bay Area, such as Earplay, the Empyrean Ensemble and Composers, Inc. Her own business "Classical to Go" helps people connect with appropriate musicians.

She is principal harp with the Oakland East Bay Symphony and the Festival Opera Orchestra. A regular studio musician, she is heard on many film scores. With the Pacific Arts Trio, she produced Classical Fantasy and Reverie, Music of Claude Debussy.

Alice Lenaghan, flute

Originally from Detroit, Alice Lenaghan, is currently the Principal Flutist of the Oakland East Bay Symphony and has performed Principal Flute with the Detroit, Toledo, Flint, Napa and Berkeley Symphonies and Michigan and Sacramento Operas. As a chamber musician she has performed numerous years at the National Flute Association national conventions and her premiere CD, Doppler Effect, is available from Little Piper and Flute World. Her flute and piano duo, Keys and Breeze, presents audience friendly recitals and has been awarded a performance grant through the Yolo County Arts and California Arts Councils. Dr. Lenaghan received a DMA from the University of Michigan and performance degrees from Western Michigan University and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Daniel Reiter, cello

Dan Reiter joined the former Oakland Symphony in 1974, and worked his way up to co-principal cellist. In the reformation of the Oakland East Bay Symphony, he was acting principal and later tenured. In 2000 Dan was soloist for Bernstein's Three Meditations with OEBS and soloist with the Fremont Symphony for Schumann's cello concerto in 2002. Dan is also principal cellist with the Fremont Symphony, the Festival Opera Orchestra, and various other organizations.

In 1980 Dan formed the Pacific Arts Trio with flutist Angela Koregelos and Harpist Natalie Cox. This trio toured western US, playing a wide range of repertoire, including transcriptions and original works by Mr. Reiter.

As a composer, Dan has had his piece Ricercar performed on Oakland Symphony's Sound Spectrum series, Tocatta and Fugue for chamber orchestra played by the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra, and Reiter's Raga played by Earplay, a contemporary music ensemble. In 1997 Dan won an "Izzy" award for his performance and composition Raga Bach D minor for cello, percussion, and solo dancer.

Liana Berube, violin

Liana Berube's love of performance began at the ripe old age of six and has since taken her around the world. An alumnus of the studios of David Zafer and Annalee Patipatanakoon at the University of Toronto, Liana will graduate from the San Francisco Conservatory's Chamber Music Masters program studying under Axel Strauss in May of 2010. As an orchestral musician, Liana has been a member of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and Sinfonia Toronto chamber orchestra, and has played frequently with the National Arts Centre Orchestra. She is currently the principal second violinist of the Oakland East Bay Symphony. Liana was a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra from 2006-2008, and was featured as mandolin soloist on the 2006 tour through Asia and Australia. She has also participated in a wide variety of music festivals, including the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchesterakademie and Meisterkurse, the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, and the St Lawrence String Quartet Seminar at Stanford. In her life outside of music, Liana is deeply interested in foreign cultures and people, and is committed to using her music as a means to bridge cultural barriers.

Sergi Goldman, violin

Sergi Goldman-Hull is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music (2003) where he studied with Herbert Greenberg (Former Baltimore Symphony Concertmaster). Mr. Goldman-Hull was awarded 1st Place in the "Young Musicians Competition" of the Peninsula Symphony (San Mateo, CA.) in 1997 and performed Mozart's Concerto No. 3 in G Major with them. In 2002 he toured Russia and the Eastern U.S. for five weeks with the American/Russian Young Artists Orchestra. This was his 3rd orchestral tour abroad. In 1996, he performed in Italy and Austria, and in 1998 in England and Scotland, with the El Camino Youth Symphony (Palo Alto, CA.). He was also a member of the San Francisco Youth Orchestra for the 1998-1999 season. In addition, he has participated in the San Francisco International Music Festival at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (2000 through 2002) and in 2002 was the Chamber Music coordinator and coach. Mr. Goldman-Hull is currently a tenured member of the Oakland East Bay Symphony, Marin Symphony, California Symphony, Symphony, Symphony Silicon Valley, and Opera San Jose. In addition he has been a member of the Mendocino Music Festival since 2005.

Katy Juneau, viola

Katy Juneau is a professional violist living in the Bay Area. Katy plays regularly with Modesto Symphony, Oakland East Bay Symphony, California Symphony and Sacramento Philharmonic, and is principal violist in Fremont Symphony and Fremont Opera. Katy has been a member of the Lamplighter's orchestra for over 20 years, and last year enjoyed playing with Contra Costa Musical Theatre, the Golden Gate Musical Theatre company, and the Festival Opera orchestra. Katy also enjoys playing chamber music with various smaller ensembles. As a music educator Katy has coached for Berkeley Youth Orchestra, Young People's Symphony Orchestra, and the Modesto Youth Orchestra, and has participated in many in-school string quartet demonstrations. Katy graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 1983.