Ian Tyson, clarinet
Following his Orpheus Fellowship, Ian Tyson became a founding member of Trio 212, a New York based woodwind reed trio. Ian recently performed Leanna Primiani’s Crystal Cathedral, a piece which he commissioned, at the 2018 International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest in Ostend, Belgium. He serves on the teaching faculty at Special Music School, Bard College Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division, New York Conservatory of Music and Art, and maintains a private studio. Ian also serves as a board member and teaching artist for Daraja Music Initiative, a non-profit organization which teaches students to play the clarinet and helps conserve the African Blackwood tree in Tanzania.
Khari Joyner, cello
Described by the New York Classical Review as “one of the most exciting young musicians on the classical scene”, Khari Joyner has a following both nationally and abroad as a versatile soloist, chamber musician, and ambassador for the arts. He has performed with the Atlanta, Buffalo, New World, New Jersey, and Sphinx Symphonies, and has collaborated with artists ranging from Magnus Lindberg, Barbara Hannigan, and Hubert Laws. Some of his most recent accomplishments include his being awarded a career grant from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship for the Performing and Visual Arts, the William Schuman Prize for outstanding achievement and leadership in music at Juilliard’s 109th Commencement ceremony, winning first prizes in the Juilliard Concerto Competition and 12th Annual Sphinx Competition, and giving a private performance in the Oval Office for President Obama. Joyner has also been featured as a soloist with both the Juilliard Orchestra and New Juilliard Ensemble in Alice Tully Hall, performing Britten’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra with the former, and the U.S. Premiere of the late Valentin Bibik’s Cello Concerto No. 2, with the latter. Joyner additionally gave a recent New York and Philadelphia premiere of Tyshawn Sorey’s Cycles of My Being, the New York Premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s Cello Concerto Notes on Light, with the AXIOM Ensemble, and a World Premiere of Carman Moore’s MADIBA for cello and orchestra, with the American Composers Orchestra. An active chamber musician and one of the founding members of the Altezza Piano Trio, Joyner also has given performances as a guest at the Ritz Chamber Players, Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia, Discover Melody, Inc. Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival, Fontainbeleau Music Festival, Sibelius Academy’s “Creative Dialogue” residency in Santa Fe, and on WQXR as a part of the Midday Masterpieces series. He is currently completing his candidacy as a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow of Juilliard’s prestigious Doctor of Musical Arts program. In addition to concertizing, Joyner serves as Teaching Assistant to his former teacher Joel Krosnick, and also pursued a mathematics concentration in an exchange program with Columbia University, while studying in Juilliard’s Accelerated BM/MM program.
Celia Hatton, viola
Immediately following her Fellowship, Hatton toured with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra throughout Japan and performed at their 2016 Annual Gala event. She begins her 2016-17 season with performances in Richmond with Orpheus member, James Wilson, for the Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia. She then begins a six week national tour with conductorless chamber orchestra Sphinx Virtuosi. As an Honorary Ambassador to the city of Chuncheon, she will return to South Korea for the fourth time, performing chamber music for the New York in Chuncheon festival. Hatton will then serve as Assistant Principal in the Santo Domingo Festival Orchestra in the Dominican Republic. In addition to performing, Hatton and cellist Natasha Brofsky manage Music for Food, a charity chamber music concert series that donates 100% of ticket sale proceeds to Broadway Community, a program that provides meals, showers, and shelter for those in need in New York City.
Alexander Davis, bassoon
Just before finishing the Orchestral Program at Manhattan School of Music and the Orpheus Fellowship in May, Alexander was chosen to be the new fellow with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Beginning Fall of 2016, Alexander performed with the Detroit Symphony under the direction of Leonard Slatkin and Bob Williams through their African American Orchestral Fellowship Program.