Latin Grammy nominated composer Cristina Spinei is in demand from choreographers, film directors, and musicians. Her compositions have been commissioned and performed by ensembles including the Denison University Orchestra, Gallim Dance, Gateway Chamber Orchestra, Intersection, the Metropolis Ensemble, the National Symphony Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad de Guanajuato, Orchestra of Uruguay OSSODRE, New York Chamber Music Festival, New York Choreographic Institute, New York Piano Quartet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Racine Symphony Orchestra, St. Michel Strings, and Trio Céleste.
Ms. Spinei's debut album, Music For Dance, was recently released by Toccata Classics. Her string orchestra piece Synched has been recorded on Alba Records with Maestro José Serebrier and the St. Michel Strings. Mahler Remixed has been recorded by the New York Piano Quartet released by Urlich Audio/Visual. Piano trio If Beethoven Danced Merengue appears on Trio Celéste’s first album.
Ms. Spinei received her BM and MM in composition from the Juilliard School where she studied with Pulitzer Prize winning composer Christopher Rouse.
Emily Tyndall is a clarinetist based in Nashville, TN. She completed a bachelor's degree in instrumental performance at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA where she studied with Dr. Lisa Oberlander. Emily then went on to complete a master's degree in music performance (orchestral studies) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, UK where she studied with Joy Farrall and Nick Carpenter.
While studying at Guildhall, Emily had the opportunity perform at many masterclasses featuring preeminent clarinetists, including Andrew Marriner, Mark Nuccio, and Eddie Daniels. She also performed as a member of Guildhall's symphony orchestra and opera orchestra as well as the conservatoire's Ubu Ensemble, which programed contemporary and avant-garde works exclusively.
Emily is currently the principal clarinetist with the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra in Nashville, TN and a clarinetist with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra in Jackson, TN. In May 2017, she premiered Cristina Spinei's Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra as part of the Cincinnati Soundbox's New Concerto Project. Emily has also appeared with as a featured soloist with the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra and the Schwob Philharmonic. In addition to performing, Emily also maintains a private teaching studio. Emily is a member of the Woman’s Musicale and the International Clarinet Association.
Amber Thruman is a classically trained pianist born and raised in northwestern Illinois. She garnered a B.A. in Piano Performance from Columbia College-Chicago, where she studied with Bette Coulson and Sebastian Huydts. There, she attended masterclasses led by acclaimed artists Seda Röder and David Holzman. Private instruction also included tutelage under (Harvard) neuroscientist-pianist, Sean Bennett.
Amber is a performer and teacher in the metropolitan Nashville area. Currently, she is the pianist in the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra. Aebly continues to collaborate with composers, solo musicians, choirs, and ensembles. She has also performed with the Nashville Composer Collective, the Nashville Collegiate Orchestra, is a member of The Woman's Musicale, and has performed on Classical 91.1 for "Live in Studio C" with Will Griffin. She has also performed at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Lipscomb University, Sherwood Conservatory, Nashville State Community College, the United Airlines Building, and various churches among other venues. Adamant about giving, Aebly also volunteers her time for local organizations.