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Kyle Comer

Kyle Comer began studying the classical guitar at age nine and has been a top prizewinner in numerous competitions around the U.S., including the University of Colorado’s International Guitar Festival & Competition, and the esteemed Guitar Foundation of America’s International Youth Competition. Mr. Comer has performed for a wide range...

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Callie Denbigh BA906873

Callie Denbigh

Mezzo-soprano Callie Denbigh was a 2014-2015 Opera Works Artist at English National Opera in London and is thrilled to be returning to Da Camera for the 2017-2018 season as a fellow in the Young Artist Program. Described in the Huddersfield Examiner (UK) as having “a very wide range and bags...

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Wesley Ducote

A pianist of a wide-ranging repertoire, Wesley Ducote is often in demand as a collaborator performing in vocal, instrumental, composition, and orchestral concerts. Recent highlights include performances of George Crumb’s Songs, Drones, and Refrains of Death, Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire with the Hear & Now Contemporary Ensemble, and “16×16: The...

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Amanda Galick BA

Amanda Galick

Amanda Galick is a flutist and educator in the Houston area. A second-year Young Artist fellow with Da Camera, she has performed in many concert venues including Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall, Shanghai Grand Theatre and Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts, as well as more unconventional settings such as...

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Stephanie Gustafson BA906961

Stephanie Gustafson

Originally from Chicago, harpist Stephanie Gustafson is an accomplished performer and educator. An experienced orchestral musician, she has been principal harpist of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra since August 2015 and is a regular guest of the Houston Symphony and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans. She has also...

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Matt Lammers BA907033

Matt Lammers

Violinist Matt Lammers is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in performance at Rice University, a student of Paul Kantor, where he is also a faculty member in the Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program. He is a graduate of the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, and his...

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Amelia Love BA907383

Amelia Love

Soprano Amelia Love made her professional debut as Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro with Austin Lyric Opera in 2013, and has enjoyed returning to Austin to perform as Musetta in LOLA Production’s all-female rendition of La Bohème (La Femme Bohème). Ms. Love enjoys bringing a quirky sense of humor...

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August Ramos

August Ramos is currently pursuing a master’s degree in double bass performance at Rice University in the studio of Paul Ellison. Mr. Ramos has participated in many summer festivals including the Aspen Music Festival and School, Music Academy of the West, and the Tanglewood Music Center. Throughout his career, Mr....

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Annamarie Reader BA907199

Annamarie Reader

An active performer and teacher in the Houston area, cellist Annamarie Reader is thrilled to be joining Da Camera’s Young Artist’s program for the 2017-2018 season. Whether it is through performing or teaching, her ultimate goal is to inspire young audiences to experience the joy of music and equip them...

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Nathan Watts

Cellist Nathan Watts has performed music ranging from classical to contemporary on the stages of prominent national and international concert halls. As an artist committed to engaging a variety of audiences, he also enjoys performing chamber music in unconventional venues. A passionate educator, he is registered to teach the Suzuki...

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Anya Wilkening BA907084

Anya Wilkening

Anya Wilkening, violinist, has performed in multiple venues including the Aspen Music Festival and Schoool, Yellow Barn Young Artists Program, and at Carnegie Hall with the Shepherd School of Music.  An avid chamber musician, Ms. Wilkening recently participated in the prestigious Robert Mann String Quartet Seminar, appeared as a Young...

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Wortham Center to be closed for the rest of the 2017/2018 season

We are sad to share the news that Houston First has announced that due to extensive damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, Wortham Center will not re-open until mid-May at the earliest. Our first four concerts scheduled for Cullen Theater have already been moved to new venues. Remaining events scheduled for...

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St. Lawrence concert part of world-wide celebrations of John Adams at 70

Da Camera’s October 28 concert is part of world-wide celebrations during the 2016/2017 season of the 70th birthday of American composer John Adams in February. Read about the performances around the world here. Hear the Houston premiere of John Adams’ Second Quartet at Hobby Center’s jewel-like Zilkha Hall: Concert details....

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Young Artist Program Auditions Coming Up Aug. 25-26: New video!

In this new video, Da Camera of Houston Young Artist Program participants Bethany Baxter, Jackson Guillen, Ingrid Hunter and Teresa Procter speak about what the two-year program/fellowship has meant for them, including learning about programming, taking administrative workshops, experiencing what it’s like to connect with different communities and understanding how...

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Jill Valentine

Jill Valentine, viola, is a native of Columbus, Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Music (2014), and is currently perusing her Master of Music (2016), at Rice University with Ivo-Jan van der Werff. Through Rice Ms. Valentine is honored to have received several awards including the Richter Fund for Music...

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Rebecca Tobin

Clarinetist Rebecca Tobin is currently a Master of Music student at Rice University as a student of Richie Hawley. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree and a Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Kenneth Grant and Jon Manasse. Originally from Glen Ellyn, IL,...

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Izumi Miyahara

Flutist Izumi Miyahara is a freelance artist and educator. She currently holds the Assistant Principal Flute/Piccolo position with the Symphony of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, TX, and has performed with the Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and New World Symphonies, the Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, Louisiana Philharmonic and Breckenridge...

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Jackson Guillen

Honduran violinist and violist Jackson Guillen began his musical studies at the Escuela Nacional de Musica in Tegucigalpa, Honduras under the tutelage of Pascual Garcia and Sergio Rodriguez. He received his Bachelor and Master of Music from the University of Southern Mississippi and Texas Tech University where he studied with...

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Allen Chen

Trumpeter Allen Chen has performed in a wide range of venues, including Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall, and Jones Hall in Houston. He was recently appointed 1st trumpeter of the Houston Brass Quintet. Mr. Chen has performed with the Champaign-Urbana Symphony, Sinfonia da Camera, Neponset Valley Philharmonic, Dallas Wind...

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Jonathan Booker

The music of composer Jonathan Booker has been performed in several locations throughout the United States, and he has been commissioned by a variety of organizations, including the Aura Contemporary Ensemble, Houston Grand Opera’s HGOco and the Flute Studio at the Lamont School of Music. Mr. Booker is the winner...

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Ingrid Hunter

Violinist Ingrid Hunter, a native of Porto Alegre, Brazil, has performed extensively as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician throughout the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia. She is currently completing her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Violin Performance with Frank Huang at the Moores School of Music. Ms....

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Stephanie Bork

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Stephanie Bork came to the violin at a young age through a children’s television show and has been playing ever since. She received her Bachelor of Music in violin from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music from The University...

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Jae-Won Bang

Korean-Canadian violinist Jae-Won Bang has been playing the violin since the age of five. At age thirteen, she made her orchestral debut performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the White Rock Festival Orchestra in Canada. Since then, Ms. Bang has since appeared as a soloist, chamber musician, and ensemble player on...

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Teresa Procter

A native of Decorah, Iowa, mezzo-soprano Teresa Procter delights in operatic, chamber, and concert performance. Ms. Procter received her Master of Music in Voice Performance in 2014 from the renowned Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, studying with Julie Simson and Kathleen Kaun, and obtained her Bachelor of Arts...

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