Katherine McLin, violin
Heather Kufchak, violin
Mary Harris, viola
Marc Moskovitz, cello
Andrew Campbell, piano
Violinist Katherine McLin enjoys an extremely varied and prolific performing career as a concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber and orchestral musician. Since her debut with the Oregon Symphony at the age of fifteen, Dr. McLin has made over 100 appearances as soloist with orchestras across the country. Recent and upcoming appearances include the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with Symphony of the West Valley, Piazzolla’s Four Seasons with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Tempe Symphony Orchestra and Joel Puckett’s Short Stories with the University of Michigan Wind Ensemble.
Dr. McLin appears on 20 compact disc recordings under the Summit, Centaur, and Opus One labels. Her live and recorded performances have been broadcast on NPR’s Performance Today, NYC’s WQXR (Bob Sherman’s “Listening Room” program), and local television and radio stations throughout the country. As a member of the McLin/Campbell Duo with pianist Andrew Campbell and frequent chamber music collaborator with colleagues around the world, Dr. McLin performs extensively throughout the United States and abroad. She serves as a guest artist at numerous summer chamber music festivals, most recently with the Chintimini Chamber Music Festival (OR), Saarburg Chamber Music Festival (Germany) and the Orlando Chamber Players at the Festival of the Black Hills (SD).
Since 2007, Dr. McLin has held the position of Concertmaster of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio. Previously she served as Concertmaster of the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, the Michigan Sinfonietta, and the Aspen Sinfonia Orchestra, and Principal Second Violin of the Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra.
A committed and passionate teacher, Dr. McLin was awarded the Evelyn Smith Professorship in Music at Arizona State University in 2016, a three-year endowed position that recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates outstanding leadership in their field. In 2004, she was awarded the Distinguished Teacher Award for the College of Fine Arts, chosen from over 170 faculty, and was a finalist for the 2007 university-wide ASU Professor of the Year award.
Dr. McLin received her doctorate in violin performance from the University of Michigan as a student of Paul Kantor. She holds additional performance degrees from Indiana University and the Oberlin College Conservatory, and for three years was an orchestral fellowship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival. Her former teachers include Franco Gulli, Josef Gingold, and Kathleen Winkler.
Heather Kufchak has been playing violin since age four, and growing up in a musical family, she began playing chamber music with her siblings at age seven. Living in Columbus for the majority of her youth, Heather participated in many of the local programs for young musicians. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University as a student of Marjorie Bagley. In 2011, she graduated with her Master’s Degree in violin performance from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, studying with Kathleen Winkler. Heather is in her seventh season with ProMusica, and she also performs with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the New Albany Symphony Orchestra, as well as teaching her private studio.
Mary E.M. Harris is Professor of Viola and member of the Oxford String Quartet at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, where she studied with Mimi Zweig and Georges Janzer. She went on to complete her graduate work at the Institute of Chamber Music at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, where she studied and performed with members of the Fine Arts Quartet and performed for WFMT-Radio in Chicago. A former member of the Dakota String Quartet and I Musici de Montreal, Ms. Harris has also served as principal violist of the New American Chamber Orchestra, touring Europe extensively and performing at the Korsholm, Casals, and other international festivals. In addition to serving as principal violist of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio, she also serves as principal violist of the Richmond (IN) Symphony Orchestra and formerly served as principal of the Echternach Festival Orchestra in Luxembourg. During the summers, she has performed at the Garth Newel Festival in Virginia. She currently spends summers performing at the New Hampshire Music Festival and as a member of the Peter Britt Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon. She is a founding member of the flute, viola, harp ensemble COSMOS, a group dedicated to commissioning and performing new works for this combination. Fun fact: she backpacked the 500-mile Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango during the summer of 2015!
The son of a professional violinist, the musical path of cellist Marc Moskovitz has taken him from North Carolina to Indiana, Berlin, Virginia, Ohio, Boston and finally back to North Carolina. He has held positions at The University of Virginia and The University of Toledo, where he served as associate professor of cello and cellist of the Toledo Trio. In 2001, Marc moved to Boston, where he performed with some of the city’s most venerable music organizations, among them The Boston Pops and The Handel and Haydn Society, both of with which he toured, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, with which he frequently recorded. As co-founder and cellist of Montage Music Society, he gave the North American premiere of Zemlinsky’s rediscovered Cello Sonata at the Library of Congress, which the Washington Post called “an impassioned performance.” His recordings include the music of cello virtuosi David Popper and Alfredo Piatti, both on the VAI label, and premiere recordings of music of Franz Reizenstein and Eric Zeisl (ASV). Marc has also performed as a guest of the International Piatti Festival in Bergamo, Italy. In addition to his work as principal cellist of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, he performs regularly with the North Carolina Symphony and is founder of the Trinity Park Salon Series, a house music concert series in Durham, NC. A former student of cellists Janos Starker and Gary Hoffman, Marc holds a doctorate and master’s degree from Indiana University and spent one year in Berlin with cellist Wolfgang Boettcher as a Fulbright scholar.
A committed scholar, Marc has written on a variety of musical subjects and contributed to various music journals. His entries on historical cellists are found in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians; in addition to writing the program notes for the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, he has provided program notes for orchestras and opera houses in Germany, Spain and China as well as the U.S.; and his liner notes can be found on the Melba and Naxos record labels. Marc’s biography of composer-conductor Alexander Zemlinsky, Alexander Zemlinsky: A Lyric Symphony, is published by Boydell & Brewer. He is currently at work on a second book.
When in Columbus, Marc performs on a cello owned by Catherine Adams. The instrument was owned and played by her great-grandfather, a professional cellist-turned-homesteader, who immigrated to America after serving in the court of the King of Hanover.
Andrew Campbell, piano
Andrew Campbell has established himself as one of the most versatile collaborative pianists in the United States with a performing career that has taken him to six continents. Recent appearances include a South African concert tour, highlighted by a recital at the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival; a performance of Bach’s keyboard concerto in d minor with the Chintimini Festival Chamber Orchestra; performances at the Miklin Festival Internacional in Bogotá, Columbia; and the world premiere of Damian Montano’s Disappearing Moon at the 2017 International Double Reed Society Conference. He has collaborated in recitals with such diverse artists as violinist Chee-Yun, double bassist Catalin Rotaru, flutist Thomas Robertello, bassoonist Judith LeClair, trombonist Charles Vernon, saxophonist Timothy McAllister, composer Bright Sheng, and tenor Anthony Dean Griffey. He served as opera rehearsal pianist for distinguished conductors André Previn, Plácido Domingo and Heinz Fricke, and worked closely with the composer Carlisle Floyd on several productions of his operas. Chamber music performances have taken him to important venues including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, where The Strad and Strings magazines both hailed his performance as “excellent.” His partnership with violinist Katherine McLin in the McLin/Campbell Duo has led to performances on numerous recital series throughout the United States and Europe. He has recorded several CDs on the Summit and Centaur labels, and his performance of the Rachmaninoff cello sonata with bassist Catalin Rotaru was cited for special praise by Bass World and XBass, two leading international journals. He has appeared as collaborative pianist at numerous international conferences, including the National Flute Association Convention, MTNA, the Society for American Music, the International Viola Congress, and multiple appearances at the International Double Reed Society, for which he has served as official pianist. Dr. Campbell received the Doctorate in Piano Chamber Music and Accompanying from the University of Michigan where he studied with the renowned collaborative artist Martin Katz.
Dr. Campbell is currently Director of the Collaborative Piano Program and Associate Director for Graduate Studies at the Arizona State University School of Music. He recently completed his 8th season as Assistant Director and Director of Chamber Music for the Saarburg Serenaden Music Festival (Germany) and the Vianden International Music Festival (Luxembourg), performing annually on their faculty recitals in collaboration with colleagues from the United States, Europe and the Asia. Previous positions include Director of the Collaborative Piano Program at the Brevard Music Center, music staff for both the Washington National Opera and San Diego Opera, and Music Director and Pianist for the San Diego Opera Ensemble.Back