Dr. Kelly Nivison, Baroque Flute and Artistic Director, performs with the Durham Symphony on flute and piccolo and is a member of the Catawba River Baroque and North Carolina Baroque Orchestra. She has previously performed with Indy Baroque Orchestra's Ensemble Voltaire and the Bourbon Baroque Orchestra in addition to several modern orchestras and ensembles. Kelly has won second place in the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra's Concerto Competition (2014), has been a semifinalist in the National Flute Association's Baroque Flute Artist competition four times (2007, 2009, 2012, 2015), and has won the National Flute Association's Baroque Masterclass Performers competition (2011). She has performed for notable period flutists such as Claire Guimond, Barthold Kuijken, Rachel Brown, Sandra Miller, Stephen Schultz, Janet See, Christopher Krueger, and Stephen Preston. She is a doctoral candidate in historical flute performance at the Early Music Institute at Indiana University and teaches flute, saxophone, and piano privately in the Raleigh, NC area.
Jennifer Streeter, Harpsichord, has performed throughout the United States and Europe with ensembles such as the North Carolina, Indianapolis and Seattle Baroque Orchestras, Piedmont Baroque, Ensemble 415, and the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. She has been featured at the Bloomington, Magnolia Baroque and Amherst Early Music Festivals. She holds masters' degrees in recorder and harpsichord from the Early Music Institute at Indiana University, studying with Eva Legêne and Elisabeth Wright. Originally from Europe, she now calls Cary, North Carolina home where she is a freelance musician and body therapist.
Tom Turanchik, Baroque Oboe, teaches oboe, clarinet, and bassoon at Elon University, and is Oboe and Bassoon Instructor at Moore Music Company in Greensboro. Currently finishing his DMA at UNCG he has received the MM in Woodwind Performance and the BA in French and Music. He is second oboist with the Durham Symphony and has performed on oboe and English horn with the Greensboro, Western Piedmont, Wilmington, Elon, Lee County, and Danville Symphony Orchestras. He has performed on Baroque oboe with Greensboro Early Music, Mallarmé Chamber Players, and the Winston-Salem Collegium. In addition to local performances on multiple woodwinds, he is bassoonist and founding member of the professional woodwind quartet Three Reeds and A Flute.
Allison Willet, Baroque Violin & Treble Viol, is an active performer on both modern and baroque violin throughout the southeast. She earned the degree of Master of Music in violin performance from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro in 2008 and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2006 from Appalachian State University with the degree of Bachelor of Music in violin performance. Allison was the founder and director of Greensboro Early Music. She has appeared as soloist with the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and with the Winston-Salem Symphony. Allison also has been concertmaster of the Philharmonia of Greensboro, principal second violin for Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and associate principal second violin for Western Piedmont Orchestra. She performs regularly with The North Carolina Symphony, Raleigh Symphony, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Long Bay Symphony and Tar River Symphony. Allison teaches in many styles, including Suzuki, traditional, fiddle and baroque. She is currently violin and viola faculty at Chapel Hill School of the Musical Arts, and runs a private studio in Durham
Matvey Lapin, Baroque violin, enjoys multifaceted career as a recitalist, chamber music performer, orchestra leader and teacher. His professional engagements brought him around the world, including most of the Europe, Japan and Korea. Russian native, he accomplished his conservatory training in St. Petersburg, and currently is completing his DM in violin performance at IU Jacobs School of Music, minoring in historical violins and music history.A former member of Grammy-nominated St. Petersburg String Quartet, Matvey collaborated with such musicians as Alex Kerr and Barthold Kuijken, among others. Duo Amabile, a chamber music duet formed with his wife, pianist Katya Kramer-Lapin, performs intensively across US and in Europe. As a historically informed performer, Matvey performed with Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble ad Libitum. Demanded teacher, Matvey currently teaches violin and viola for Virginia Tech Outreach Program and Renaissance Music Academy of Virginia. He is a faculty member of the Ameropa International Chamber Music Festival and Courses in Prague, Czech Republic.