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   Date: 2/25/09

ICE Members at Smith

Kivie Cahn-Lipman, who holds degrees from Oberlin and Juilliard, and is a doctoral candidate at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, has performed to critical acclaim solo or chamber recitals in Weill, Alice Tully, and Merkin Halls, Symphony Space, the Miller Theater, and on 96.3 WQXR’s “Young Artist’s Showcase” in New York and 98.7 WFMT’s “Live from Studio One” in Chicago. He is the founding cellist of the ICE, and with them has recorded for Naxos, Bridge, New Focus, and Canteloupe. He is a Lecturer in Music at Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges.

Flutist Claire Chase is an active soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, co-founder and Executive Director of ICE. She has given the world premieres of over 100 new works for the flute and has performed at prominent national and international music festivals. She is a winner of the 2008 Concert Artists Guild International Competition and has been recognized for her work with awards from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, and the National Young Artist Competition, among others.

Flutist Eric Lamb is a soloist, orchestral musician, chamber musician and much sought after lecturer and teacher who is known for dynamic performances of works of the avant-garde and riveting interpretations of the classical and baroque repertoire. He is the recipient of many prestigious awards including: Millennium Young Artists’ Award from the James Tatum Foundation of the Arts and the National John Philip Sousa Award, first prize in the Polytechnische Gesellschaft Chamber Music Competition, and the Goethe Prize. He holds degrees and diplomas from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Hochschule für Musik Frankfurt am Main, and the Sculoa di Musica di Fiesole.

Clarinetist Joshua Rubin has been working as a chamber musician, orchestra musician, soloist and teacher in New York since 2000. In addition to being a founding member of ICE, Rubin is also a member of the percussion and clarinet duo Breekbaar, the New York Miniaturist Ensemble, and Ensemble 176. He received degrees in clarinet and biology from Oberlin College and his master's degree from the Mannes College of Music. He studied clarinet with Lawrence McDonald, Mark Nuccio and Yehuda Gilad.

Praised for his “precision and expressivity” by the Chicago Tribune, guitarist Daniel Lippel has performed throughout the United States, Western Europe, and Japan. His recent recitals include the Trinity Concert Series in New York, Guitars International Series at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, as well as for the New York Classical Guitar Society and the Boston Classical Guitar Society. Lippel won first prizes in the Stafford (England) ASTA, and Boston Guitar Society competitions.
As a soloist, chamber musician, program director, and founding percussionist of the ICE, David Schotzko has premiered over 75 new works by composers from around the world. He has worked and studied closely with established composers such as Steve Reich, David Lang, and James Wood, among many other established and emerging composers. Recent and ongoing projects include premieres of works for solo percussion by Mexican composers Julio Estrada, Ignacio Baca Lobera, and Wilfrido Terrazas, and recording with the Ensemble Breekbaar.

 

 

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