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TetraWind - a woodwind quartet comprised of flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon - is a classical music ensemble whose thought-provoking, theme-based programs combine with interactive presentations to create a revolutionary concert experience. With an emphasis on American music written throughout the last century, TetraWind is committed to making even the most complex compositions accessible to all listeners. Question-and-answer sessions, information about the composer’s life and perspective, historical facts and musical samples are all seamlessly (and often humorously) woven into the concert to provide a contextual backdrop for deeper understanding. Audiences are invited to experience the quirky, incisive and versatile sounds that characterize the four winds of TetraWind.

Shawn Wyckoff, flutist and Artistic Director of TetraWind, is an avid solo and chamber musician who has been featured in performances at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, The Library of Congress, The Guggenheim Museum and the United Nations. Mr. Wyckoff’s orchestral work includes concerts with conductors Pierre Boulez, Leonard Slatkin, Kurt Masur and, most recently, performing as a member of Continuum, One World Symphony and The Harmonia Opera Company. Mr. Wyckoff is a First Prize winner of The Judith Lapple National Flute Competition, the Flute Society of Washington Competition and The Friday Morning Music Club Woodwind Competition; he holds a BM from The Juilliard School.

 

Megan Marolf is an oboist whose orchestral, whose orchestral, chamber and solo concerts can be heard regularly throughout New York. As an orchestral musician, Ms. Marolf has performed with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, DiCapo Opera Theater, One World Symphony and the Garden State Philharmonic; as a featured soloist, she has appeared with the Montclair Chamber Ensemble and Ensemble du Monde. Ms. Marolf has performed in a variety of venues that include Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, CAMI Hall, Donnell Library Center and St. Ann's Warehouse. She received an MM from the Manhattan School of Music.

  

Sean Rice, clarinetist and native of St. John's, Newfoundland, has been featured on CBC Radio and, as soloist, with the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the New Juilliard Ensemble and Symphony Nova Scotia.  As a chamber musician, Mr. Rice has participated in the National Arts Centre Young Artist Program, Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival and the Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty Series.  In 2006, he was awarded first place in the Orchestre symphonique de Québec's Canadian Concerto Competition as well a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.  Mr. Rice holds an MM from The Juilliard School, where he is currently pursuing his DMA.


Alexander Popov, bassoonist, is a top-prize winner of both the Mravinsky and Tolyati International Woodwind Competitions. An avid soloist, Mr. Popov has been featured with The Idyllwild Arts International Chamber Orchestra and the Novosibirsk Philharmonic and in recitals throughout his native Russia, as well as in New York, San Diego, West Palm Beach, and Los Angeles - where he was the first bassoonist ever to win the Music Center Spotlight Award. His work has been featured on television (ABC), radio ("From the Top"), and on CD (world premiere music on the NAXOS label). Mr. Popov holds a BM and MM from The Juilliard School.