Biographies

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Marla Rathbun performs contemporary music in recitals with Maria Rivera, pianist. She is violinist with the Rathbun/Newton/Alpher Piano Trio, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, the Hanover Chamber Orchestra, the Aurora Quintet and free-lances in the greater New York area. She was first violin with the Taghkanic String Quartet, and has been Principal Second with the Connecticut Grand Opera for 20 years. She teaches a large private studio, including coaching of small ensembles, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Maria Rivera has recently performed in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and in Merkin, Steinway, and Alice Tully Halls at Lincoln Center. She began her study of the piano at the age of five. She won numerous competitions, and by the age of thirteen had given her first solo performance with orchestra.  She studied four years in Naples, Italy, with Nunzio Zappulla, professor at the Naples Conservatory of Music; and attended the Eastman School of Music, where she received her Bachelor of Music. She completed a Masters degree at The Juilliard School, and was invited to perform at an international music festival in Kyoto, Japan.

Erica Holland performed and recorded Starry Night when she was 17 years old, with the composer at the piano. She is currently a Medical Doctor working on her residency in the Boston area. Along with medicine, published research, creative writing, and soccer, she continues to play the violin whenever her schedule allows.

John Holland (see About John)

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