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.
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Lia Mooney, P.S. 124
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.
Jacob Nordlinger, MS 358Q
Jacob Nordlinger is currently pursuing his Master’s degree at Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Julia Lichten, while also performing and teaching throughout the New York City area. Jacob has a passion for chamber music and, recently, his string quartet won first prize in the Ruth Widder String Quartet Competition at Manhattan School of Music. He has also been a past winner of the Yonkers Philharmonic Concerto Competition, Wagner College Young Artist Competition, and the Fuchs Chamber Music Competition. Jacob has performed throughout New York in venues such as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Symphony Space, The National Arts Club, and the United Nations. He has attended festivals including the Music Academy of the West, the Banff Centre, and the Heifetz International Music Institute. In February 2017, Jacob joined the faculty of the VerArte String Academy in Arequipa, Peru.
Isidora Nojkovic, United Palace of Cultural Arts
Isidora Nojkovic is a recent graduate of Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Philippe Muller. She has performed internationally as a chamber musician and as a soloist, with appearances at Harpa Music Festival in Iceland, Chamber Music at Brahms’ Place Series in Austria, Ottawa Chamberfest, and Scotia Festival of Music with Lynn Harrell in Canada. Isidora was an associate member of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra from 2013-2015, a national finalist at the Canadian Music Competition in 2006 and 2008, and was a 2016 winner of the British Columbia Arts Council Scholarship Award. She has also been a fellow at several prestigious summer festivals, including Spoleto Festival USA, International Soloist Academy in Austria, and Music Academy of the West. Isidora’s teaching experience includes co-founding the Yukon Cello Project, an introductory cello summer camp for kids in northern Canada.
Stacy Szabo, Copiague Middle School
Stacy Szabo has a Bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School in cello performance (‘95.) She teaches private cello in her home and joined Harmony in September 2016. She is a mother of four boys and lives in Copiague, NY with her husband.