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Sarah Schoeffler













American cellist Sarah Schoeffler is active as both a performer and pedagogue in New York City. She is a member of the innovative ensemble, The Orchestra Now, under the leadership of Leon Botstein. Prior to joining TON, Sarah served as principal cello of the Mannes Orchestra and the Mannes Opera Orchestra. She has also served as principal cello for the Arezzo Opera Festival (Arezzo, Italy), MACE (Mannes American Composers Ensemble), Apotheosis Opera (New York, NY), the Joffrey Ballet (New York, NY), and has performed in Alice Tully Hall, Severance Hall, Civic Hall, Symphony Space, Kaye Playhouse, among many others. Sarah is also a passionate chamber musician, and in December 2016 her piano trio, Trio FSX, made its Carnegie Hall debut in Weill Recital Hall. In recital, notable performances include concerts with duo-partner Baron Fenwick at the Bohemian National Hall, The Frick Collection, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall, Church of the Holy Trinity, and the Hungarian House. Additional chamber music highlights include performances with Æon Music Ensemble at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall and collaboration with soprano Susanna Phillips at the Guggenheim Museum and French Institute Alliance Francoise. She was a full-scholarship young artist at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Sarah holds BM and MM degrees from the Mannes College of Music, where she was a scholarship recipient and student of Marcy Rosen. 

Eunbi Kim,









Eunbi Kim is originally from South Korea. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree at Chonnam National University, and her Master’s Degree at University of Oklahoma, where she was a student of Dr. Jonathan Ruck and received the Oklahoma Community Foundation scholarship. Most recently, she earned her doctoral degree in cello performance with Professor Dennis Parker at Louisiana State University, where she held a teaching assistantship and was a recipient of the Oral Mery Yong Scholarship. Eunbi has taken master classes with Gary Hoffman and Helga Winold at LSU. She is a lover of chamber and orchestral music, and an enthusiastic educator in the areas of cello and string methods. She is now working and playing in New Jersey and New York City.

Elad Kabilio

Praised by the New York Times for his playing “vibrantly,” “full of texture and nuance,” and with “marvelous imagination,” Israeli cellist Elad Kabilio is an active soloist, chamber musician and teaching artist. He has recently performed at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Morgan Library and the Joyce Theater in New York City. Mr. Kabilio has taught in numerous schools both in Israel and New York City, and is currently teaching at the Manhattan School of Music’s distance learning and preparatory programs.

Lia Mooney,

A native New Yorker, Lia began her cello studies at the age of nine with Erika Pickhart (principal cellist in the Albany Orchestra), acquiring numerous accolades, before continuing her studies at The Boston Conservatory of Music, mentored by Andrew Mark (Boston Pops), and Terry King. Lia also studied cello pedagogy with Pamela Devenport at The School for Strings in NYC, and is on the faculty at The Brooklyn College Prep Center for the Performing Arts and Sunnyside Strings.

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