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Cellist, Julian Müller has concertized as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player in the United States and Europe. Müller is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at Mannes College The New School for Music, studying with Timothy Eddy. Müller earned a Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. In 2016 the ballet "How They Fade" commissioned by the Louisville Ballet Company, was composed and world premiered by Müller and the art-pop band, YASSOU; they appeared as soloists with the Louisville Orchestra. Müller has collaborated with artists such as, Sergei Babayan, Stephen Rose, Peter Salaff, Robert Vernon, and Carolyn Warner. In 2013 and 2012 Müller was a member of the New York String Orchestra Seminar (NYSOS) performing at Carnegie Hall. In recent summers Müller attended the Colorado College Music Festival, the Caroga Lake Music Festival, The Heifetz Institute, and the National Summer Cello Institute.

Stephanie Price-Wong is currently the Assistant Artistic Director and Fellowship Program Director of the Chamber Music Connection (CMC) based in Worthington, Ohio. Since 2014, Stephanie has coached and mentored young ensembles through CMC that have competed and won prizes in the Saint Paul String Quartet Competition, Chicago Discover, Coltman, and Fischoff National Chamber Music Competitions. In addition to teaching at CMC, Stephanie is the Adjunct Viola Professor at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. She also maintains a private viola and violin studio in Columbus. As a violist, she has performed recitals in the United States and Europe, notably at the Kennedy Center, Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Anglican Church in Nice, France, and on National Public Radio's From the Top! series. Stephanie has served as a performing artist at the Caroga Lake Music Festival since it's founding in 2012 and is currently a member of the KASA Quartet. Stephanie received a Master of Music in Viola Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music with a certificate in Arts Leadership and in 2012, she graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she was the recipient of the Alumni Jim Hall Graduate Studies Scholarship. Stephanie is an Andover Educator Trainee working to fulfill her certification in Body Mapping through the Andover Educators. Stephanie currently resides in Columbus, Ohio where she enjoys spending time with her Miniature Australian Shepherd, Bridget, and performing gigs with her husband electric/acoustic violinist, David Wong.

Cole Randolph is a recipient of the Posse Foundation full-tuition leadership scholarship, and is a rising senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison pursuing degrees in mathematics, music performance, and finance. Last summer, he had the unique opportunity to conduct research at the University of Chicago under the supervision of Dr. Benson Farb, and presented his findings at two research symposia. Cole was born and raised in Washington DC, and is a member of the Randolph string quartet comprised of he and his three siblings.

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In C

Terry Riley

(b. 1935)


Duet for Cello and Bass

I. Allegro

Gioachino Rossini



Clarinet Sonata in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1

II. Andante un poco Adagio

Johannes Brahms


Graeme Steele Johnson, clarinet
Juliann Ma, piano


Three Duets for Two Cellos, Op. 22

Friedrich August Kummer



Duet mit zwei obligaten Augengläsern, WoO 32

II. Minuet — Trio

Ludwig van Beethoven



La forza del destino

Prelude to Act 3

Giuseppe Verdi



Quatuor pour la fin du temps

V. Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus

Olivier Messiaen

arr. Julian Müller

Julian Müller, cello


Romantico Idilio

Astor Piazzolla



Chau Paris

Astor Piazzolla




Astor Piazzolla



Design and printing by James McMartin Long. Program archive at CACarchive.org

Kyle Price, Artistic Director and Founder of the Caroga Lake Music Festival and Caroga Arts Collective, is a summa cum laude graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music receiving a Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance under the tutelage of Merry Peckham. As a soloist, Mr. Price was named a Grand-Prize Winner in the 2015 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition, finalist in the 2015 G. Gershwin International Music Competition and semi-finalist in the 2016 Naftzger Young Artist Competition. He studied chamber music at the Chamber Music Connection and has attended numerous prestigious music festivals including Banff Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar. Recently, he participated in the Sitka Cello Seminar studying with cellists Zuill Bailey and Melissa Kraut. A medalist in the Saint Paul String Quartet Competition, Mr. Price was featured on NPR's From the Top! radio show and has recorded with artist Alyson Stoner. Mr. Price received acclaim for his composition Requiem in memory of his aunt, cellist Constance E. Barrett and his work, Serenade, premiered by the Calidore String Quartet and the Chamber Music Connection in January 2016. Mr. Price recently completed his Master's Degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Music at UW-Madison under the mentorship of Uri Vardi. Mr. Price is also a member of the KASA String Quartet.

Owen Max Dodgen is an oil painter, printmaker and illustrator working out of Austin, Texas, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of Texas in 2016. While in Austin, Owen was chosen to receive the Charles W. and Judy Spence Tate Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Fine Arts in 2015 and was named one of the Contemporary Austin's Young Artists in 2012. Owen continues to live and work in Texas where his artwork hangs in the private collection of the Ebert family, as well as, private collections in Dallas, Houston, Austin and Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy. Owen's work was featured in the Austin, Texas People's Gallery for the year of 2016 outside Mayor Steve Adler's Office as well as countless shows in art galleries, restaurants, bars and cafes around Austin. Continuing to work with organizations including Dovetail Global and the founders of the East Austin Studio Tour, Big Medium, Owen wishes to bring artwork of all kinds to not just downtown Austin but to all corners of the city as well.

Jacob Muratore is an aspiring cellist, currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree from the Conservatory of Music at Baldwin Wallace University, in Berea, Ohio. Mr. Muratore resides in Columbus, Ohio, where he attended Upper Arlington High School. Through the school's orchestra program, Jake has had the opportunity to perform abroad in Canada and in Eastern China. Jake currently studies under Regina Mushabac, and has also received extensive guidance from other teachers including Keith Robinson (Miami String Quartet) and Mark Rudoff (Ohio State University

Winner of the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition, Graeme Steele Johnson has appeared as a soloist at the Music Mountain Festival (Connecticut), the Argentum Chamber Works series at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, The Banff Centre (Canada), Brooklyn Center for the Arts, and the Caroga Lake Music Festival. This summer, he will return to Caroga Lake before performances in Vermont, including Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante with the Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra.

A recent graduate of the Yale School of Music, Graeme completed his master's degree under the guidance of David Shifrin and Ricardo Morales, and was awarded the school's Alumni Association Prize. He also won the Second Prize in the Individualis International Music Competition and the Silver Medal at the Young Texas Artists Music Competition. His festival appearances include the Aurora Chamber Music Festival in Sweden, the Murcia International Clarinet Seminar in Spain, The Banff Centre in Canada, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and Brevard Music Center. Graeme has studied extensively with Yehuda Gilad, and completed his bachelor's degree at The University of Texas at Austin under the tutelage of Nathan Williams.

San Francisco Bay Area native Juliann Ma is International ProMusicis Artist of the Year. Passionate about academia, international culture and education, she completed studies at Stanford University (B.A. Music (Honors and Distinction); minor Creative Writing), École Normale Supérieure de Musique de Paris «Alfred Cortot» (Diplôme d'Exécution de Piano (Fulbright grant)), and The Juilliard School (Master of Music). In May, Juliann graduates with a Professional Studies Diploma from Mannes, The New School for Music, where she has been developing her voice in interdisciplinary arts performance. Her original concert-plus-music video project and directorial debut, SEAS, or 'Sustainable Environment through the Arts and Sciences', has garnered critical attention and support from top arts organizations including The New School, ProMusicis and Yamaha, and earned the Marin Alsop Entrepreneurship and Father Merlet Awards. Featuring live performances of environment-inspired music married with uniquely collaborative and audience-interactive dance choreography, SEAS is an immersive experience bringing together eclectic, environmentally-minded artists to share and make felt the effects of climate change and human's impact on nature. SEAS music video premieres early Fall 2017; the live interdisciplinary performance will figure as a special segment in Juliann's New York City debut in Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall this November 9.

Griffin Meinbresse is a professional musician specializing in Contrabass from a multi-instrumental background. Though he grew up in Austin, Texas, he has lived in New York City for the past four years where he recently received his Bachelor of Music from Manhattan School of Music, under the private study of Orin O'Brien and David Grossman of the New York Philharmonic. Having worked extensively in the freelance scene in NYC and toured internationally in Europe and South America, playing in numerous orchestras and chamber groups, Griffin hopes to connect with more musicians and audiences around the country and world in and outside of the concert hall.