Musicians

Maryse Carlin

Maryse Carlin, ensemble director and harpsichordist, made her Carnegie Recital Hall debut under the auspices of Jeunesses Musicales. She has made several concerto appearances on piano and harpsichord with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, and appeared on the Great Performers at Lincoln Center Mozart Marathon at Alice Tully Hall. Ms. Carlin holds degrees from the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris and the University of Paris. She is founder of the Festival de Musique Ancienne in Saint Savin, France.

Cléa Galhano

Cléa Galhano, recorders, is an internationally renowned performer of early, contemporary and Brazilian music. She has performed in the United States, Canada, South America and Europe. As a chamber musician, she collaborates with recorder player Marion Verbruggen, Jacques Ogg, the Lanzelotte/Galhano Duo, Galhano/Montgomery Duo, the Kingsbury Ensemble, and Blue Baroque Band. As a featured soloist, Galhano has worked with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra conducted by Christopher Hogwood, Nicholas McGegan and Emmanuelle Haim, The World Symphony, Milwaukee Baroque and Lyra Baroque Orchestra.

Dominic Giardino

Dominic Giardino moved to the Netherlands during the Autumn of 2016 to study historical clarinets and performance practice with Professor Eric Hoeprich as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar. After moving to Europe, Dominic co-founded the wind ensemble Trio Auriga (NL/DE), focusing on composers such as Pleyel and Wölfl. He can also be heard with the Boston based historical instrument orchestra, Grand Harmonie (USA), and as a participant of the 2018 Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Experience. He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Clarinet Performance from the Eastman School of Music (USA), and a Master of Music Degree in Historical Clarinets from the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague (Netherlands).

Amy Greenhalgh

Amy Greenhalgh was born in England, and studied at Oxford University, Trinity College of Music and the Royal College of Music. During her studies she won awards from, amongst others, the Allegri String Quartet, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Symphony and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. She has been principal viola of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Santiago in Chile and professor of viola at the Universidad Mayor. Since 2015 Amy has been performing and teaching in St. Louis.

Anita Hagerman

Anita Hagerman, holds degrees from Ball State University, Missouri State, the University of Chicago, and Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Hagerman works extensively as a freelance bassist and music educator in the St. Louis region, including regular appearances with the Bach Society of St. Louis, the Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis, and of course the Kingsbury Ensemble. Past principal bassist positions include the Fort Smith Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of the Ozark, and the Springfield Regional Opera. Holding advanced degrees in English literature and linguistics with an emphasis on Shakespeare, she currently teaches in the English department at John Burroughs School.

Sophia Han

Violinist Sophia Han is the Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola at Southeast Missouri State University. A versatile musician, Han has performed both as soloist with orchestras across the US and has appeared on tour with artists such as Michael Bublé, Audra McDonald, and STARSET. Joining the Kingsbury Ensemble in 2018, Han currently serves as the Associate Concertmaster of Paducah Symphony Orchestra and has appeared as the Concertmaster of 2019 Southern Illinois Festival Orchestra as well as the Assistant Concertmaster of Tallahassee Symphony.

Margaret Humphrey

Margaret Humphrey, baroque violin, is an active Twin Cities freelance musician. She has performed solo and in ensemble with the Lyra Concert, Rose Ensemble, Ex Machina Baroque Opera Company, Minneapolis Chamber Symphony and Music da Camera. Along with appearances at the Boston Early Music Festival and the San Antonio Music Festival, Ms. Humphrey has performed and studied at the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute. Ms. Humphrey was heard live on WGBH, Boston and on KSJN-Minnesota Public radio. She has toured widely in both the U.S. and South America.

Stephanie Hunt

An active and versatile musician, Stephanie Hunt performs on both modern and baroque cello. Her current activities include performances with Chamber Project St. Louis, the Perseid String Quartet, The Kingsbury Ensemble, and La Petite Brise. Stephanie has participated in numerous international music festivals, including the Nederlandse Orkest-en Ensemble-Academie, Royaumont Formations Professionnelles, the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, and two summers as a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow. After five years studying and performing in the Netherlands, Stephanie returned to the United States. She teaches cello in the SIU-E Suzuki program, is the cello instructor at Lindenwood University, and maintains a private studio.

Katherine Jolly

Katherine Jolly has brought her bright, agile voice to leading coloratura and soubrette roles with companies including Opera Theatre Saint Louis, Houston Grand Operaco., Florida Grand Opera, New York City Opera, Virginia Opera, Amarillo Opera, Pensacola Opera, Union Avenue Opera, Lyric Opera Cleveland, and Piedmont Opera, appearing with conductors including George Manahan, Stephen Lord, Michael Christie, Stuart Robinson, and Jerry Steichen. She has performed with organizations including the Phoenix Symphony, the Richmond Symphony, the Evansville Philharmonic, the Kingsbury Ensemble, Bach Society of Saint Louis, and Sacramento Choral Arts Society. Her recording, Preach, Sister, Preach will be released on PARMA records in 2019. The soprano was a 2006 Metropolitan Opera National Council Winner and has received awards from the George London Foundation and Opera Theatre Saint Louis. Dr. Jolly received the DMA and MM degrees from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music and is an Associate Professor of Voice at Oberlin Conservatory.

Ken Kulosa

A native of Albuquerque, NM, Kenneth Kulosa moved to St. Louis in 1997 at the invitation of the St. Louis Symphony. An active pedagogue as well as performer, Kenneth is in great demand as a private teacher and in 2003 the Missouri Chapter of the American String Teachers Association named him their Artist/Teacher of the Year. Passionate about period performance, Kenneth is currently a member of the Kingsbury Early Music Ensemble and frequently performs on baroque cello, violoncello piccolo, and viola da gamba. In the 2011-12 season, Kulosa performed 6 complete cycles of the Unaccompanied Cello Suites of J.S. Bach on baroque cello.

Jane Price

Jane Price, violin, grew up in West Lafayette, Indiana. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University and a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory. Jane has been a fellow at the Tanglewood Institute, the Norfolk Festival, the Spoleto festival in Italy and the United States. Since 1994 she has been an extra member of the Chicago Symphony and St. Louis Symphony. Ms. Price is an adjunct violin instructor at Washington University in St. Louis, and for the past several years, has been a featured performer at the Festival of Music (FEMUSC) in Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Elizabeth Ramos

Elizabeth Ramos graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and is currently a professional freelance violinist. She has performed with the Kingsbury Ensemble, Chamber Project St. Louis, and the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Solo appearances with orchestra include a performance of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the Belleville, IL Philharmonic. Elizabeth currently teaches violin at East Central College in Union, MO. In addition to traditional classical repertoire, Ms. Ramos also plays mariachi music, and performs with several mariachi groups in the St. Louis area.

Leighann Daihl Ragusa

Leighann Daihl Ragusa is an accomplished musician, performing on both historical and modern flutes. She has concertized throughout central Europe as well as the United States both as a soloist and as a collaborator of chamber and orchestral music. In 2007, Leighann was a major prizewinner in the National Flute Association’s Baroque Flute Competition and has been fortunate to work under such notable conductors as Jeffrey Thomas, Barthold Kuijken, Jeanne Lamon, Stanley Ritchie, Harry Bickett, and Peter Kooij. In addition, her performances can frequently be heard on Chicago’s Classical Radio Station WFMT, 98.7

Leann Schuering

Leann Schuering –soprano “Blessed with a voice that is lovely and rich” (St. Louis Post Dispatch), soprano Leann Schuering has performed as a soloist with many of St. Louis’ finest organizations, including the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Union Avenue Opera, Winter Opera Saint Louis, The Kingsbury Ensemble, and more. She teaches Voice at Webster University and resides in Chesterfield with her husband and two children.

Marc Thayer

Marc Thayer 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. 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. Marc joined Symphony New Hampshire in Nashua as Executive Director in July, 2016. Previously Marc was the Deputy Director of the Association of American Voices (AV), a Cultural Diplomacy NGO with whom he has performed and taught in many countries of Asia and the Middle East.

Anne Timberlake

Anne Timberlake has appeared across the United States performing repertoire from Bach to twenty-first-century premieres.She holds degrees in recorder performance from Oberlin Conservatory and Indiana University, Critics have described her playing as "dazzling" (Chicago Classical Review) and "preternaturally persuasive" (The Ann Arbor Observer). A Fulbright grantee, Anne won Early Music America’s 2011 Naxos Recording Competition with her ensemble Wayward Sisters. Anne enjoys teaching as well as playing, and is a regular instructor at workshops coast to coast.

Manuela Topalbegovic

Manuela Topalbegovic was born in Rousse, Bulgaria, and began her violinstudies at the age of 5. Manuela holds a Bachelor of Music from Webster University, where she received the Buder Scholarship for gifted students and studied with Yuly Iliashov. Further studies led to a Master’s degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, where she was awarded a graduate string quartet assistantship for three years. Her teachers there included Benny Kim and Gregory Sandomirsky. Presently Manuela teaches at the Community Music School of Webster University and maintains a private studio. Manuela is an active chamber music and orchestral performer in the St Louis area.

Douglas Worthen

Douglas Worthen is equally at ease in the baroque repertoire on the traverso flute and in contemporary pieces on the modern flute. His recording of works by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier with harpsichordist Ursula Duetschler received critical acclaim in the American Record Guide, Early Music America, and European publications. During the summers of 2011 and 2012, Worthen taught and performed at the Kammermusik chamber music program in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has performed regularly with the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston, the Mannheim Quartet and numerous ensembles in New England. He made solo tours in Russia Central Europe, and Canada. Worthen is Associate Professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.