Kanestrom Players

Musicians who own and play Kanestrom Bows.

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote, “Sometimes, the way he plays with the sound of a single note has enough emotional sustenance in it to launch a half-dozen distinct feelings in quick succession.”
Finckel 4 Cellos

Lynn Harrell’s presence is felt throughout the musical world. A consummate soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, conductor and teacher, his work throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia has placed him in the highest echelon of today’s performing artists.

"Ole Kanestrom is a wonderful bow maker. He has a sensitivity to each musician's playing characteristics. I delight in his bow." -Lynn Harrell

Currently a member of the Manhattan String Quartet and the NY New Music Ensemble, he is also a founding member of the North Country Chamber Players. A dedicated performer of music of the 20th century, Finckel has premiered the works of over 75 composers and has recorded for the Nonesuch, New World, CRI, Bridge and Vanguard labels.

Manhattan String Quartet
Finckel 4 Cellos
North Country Chamber Players 

David Finckel
  Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han rank among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. In addition to their extensive performance and recording activities, their roles as educators, organizational leaders, and cultural entrepreneurs place them among the classical music community’s most prominent innovators.
David Finckel and Wu Han
Finckel 4 Cellos

Violin, Boston Symphony Orchestra Kristin and Roger Servison chair. 
Jason Horowitz's penetrating interpretations make him an "assured, eager advocate" (The Boston Globe) of composers of all eras. The Boston Herald has described his playing as "eloquent, persuasive, and, of course, wonderfully adept." His many appearances in NEC's renowned Jordan Hall include solo recitals, concertos ranging from Bach to Scelsi and Schnittke, chamber music, and several world premiers, including a "serene, limpid-toned performance" (The Boston Globe) of the violin concerto by Donald Sur. His concerts have taken him across America, Europe and Asia.
Boston Symphony Orchestra
New England Conservatory

Principal Viola,Seattle Symphony.
Susan Gulkis Assadi enjoys a varied career as an orchestral player, chamber musician, soloist and teacher. 
The Seattle PI has said of her solo west coast premiere of  Paul Schoenfield viola concerto, "her interpretation insightful, her tone smooth and velvety rich."

Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Music of Remembrance

Bruno Eicher
French-born violinist Bruno Eicher is the Assistant Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, which he joined in 2001, after serving for four years as Associate Concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony and the previous four years as Assistant Concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. His wide-ranging orchestral experience includes playing for the Vienna Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, among others. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Eicher has performed extensively throughout Europe and the U.S., as well as in South Korea.
 Cello, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
David Heiss  has played solo cello continuo for over 250 performances of Mozart's operas; he is principal cellist for the New York Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall under Skitch Henderson; is a guest principal for many New York area chamber groups and orchestras; and is a veteran of hundreds of recording sessions for films, television and commercials. Featured in Musical America as a "Young Artist to Watch," Mr. Heiss won the Artists International Competition and made a highly successful Carnegie Recital Hall debut.

Cello, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
A lover of chamber music, Kari has been heard at such prestigious music festivals as Marlboro, Tanglewood, and the Grand Teton Music Festival, as well as on the smaller stages of Carnegie Hall with the MET Chamber Ensemble. She can be seen on Wynton Marsalis’ PBS series, “Marsalis on Music” performing with Yo-Yo Ma.

Paul Reynolds
Paul Reynolds has been described as one of the pre-eminent violists of his generation. As Principal Viola with the Burlington Chamber Orchestra, Green Mountain Opera Company, and faculty of Middleburry College, Paul's brilliance lies in his continuous quest to explore the infinite sounds the viola can make, offering an enormous pallet of color, passion, and intensity through gorgeous multi-faceted string sounds.