Situation of the Arts, Concert at CTA

Pianist Melody Fader (CTA Musician-in-Residence, 2017-2018) is a soloist, chamber musician, vocal accompanist, and freelance artist in New York City. Miss Fader has performed in such New York venues as Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and the Joyce. Her musical studies have led her to performances internationally in Chile, Belgium, England, Spain, Canada, Israel and the Spoleto Festival in Italy.  Ms. Fader is the artistic director of and performer on “Melody and Company Chamber Series” which has recently won grants from the Queens Council on the Arts as well as the Puffin Foundation. She is a resident musician with the New Chamber Ballet, which performs regularly at New York’s City Center. Miss Fader has been a prizewinner at the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition and the Aspen Concerto Competition, leading to solo appearances as well as chamber music performances throughout the U.S.

Violinist Emilie-Anne Gendron enjoys a dynamic freelance career based in New York City. A deeply committed chamber musician, Ms. Gendron is a member of the Momenta Quartet, two-time recipient of the prestigious Serge Koussevitzky Foundation Commission Grant. She regularly joins the rosters of Musicians from Marlboro, Gamut Bach Ensemble, Argento Chamber Ensemble, IRIS Orchestra, A Far Cry, New York Chamber Soloists, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Talea Ensemble, the Toomai String Quintet, Ensemble Échappé, and the conductor-less Sejong Soloists, with whom she recently recorded the Mendelssohn Octet with Gil Shaham.

Cellist Michael Haas engages audiences in New York City and around the world. As a member of the acclaimed Momenta Quartet he enjoys performing new and adventurous works alongside those of the classical canon. He also maintains a busy and varied performance schedule in New York, appearing with ensembles such as the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, American Symphony, Ensemble Échappé, Mark Morris Dance Group, Argento Chamber Ensemble, and Trinity Wall Street’s NOVUS NY. A member of the Momenta Quartet since 2010, he has recently performed at the Library of Congress and the National Gallery in Washington DC.