The Belmonte Trio

Biographies

Jennifer K. Lee

Violin

Jennifer K. Lee is currently concertmaster of the Camerata Philadelphia and the Center City Opera Theater orchestras, and plays regularly with the Academy of Vocal Arts orchestra. Ms. Lee holds received her bachelors degree from the Eastman School of Music and a masters degree from Indiana University, and was a core member of the Savannah Symphony Orchestra before coming to the Philadelphia area. Ms. Lee has appeared several times as soloist with the Savannah Symphony and Hilton Head Orchestras, as well as the Gulf Coast Symphony in Florida and played both orchestral and chamber music concerts at the Spoleto and Breckenridge Music Festivals, the Quartet Program and at the Banff Centre for the Arts. She has recently played several concerts as part of Camerata Philadelphia’s chamber music series and also as a member of the Tononi Quartet. In addition to performing, Ms. Lee has an active private teaching studio.

Glenn Fischbach

Violoncello

Glenn Fischbach began his cello studies at the age of eight. His early teachers included Wolfgang Laufer, cellist of the Fine Arts String Quartet and Glenn Garlick, assistant principal cellist of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. After graduation from high school he was accepted into The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he studied with Orlando Cole. Mr. Fischbach received additional musical training in lessons and masterclasses with cellists William Stokking, Janos Starker, Heinrich Schiff, Lynn Harrell, and Yo-Yo Ma. In 1997, Mr. Fischbach was appointed principal cellist of the Savannah Symphony Orchestra, where he played for six seasons. Currently, Mr. Fischbach performs regularly as a substitute musician with The Philadelphia Orchestra and is on the faculty of Temple University’s Music Preparatory Division. As a performer, Mr. Fischbach has appeared throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. His chamber music collaborations have included performances with noted artists Andre Previn, James Ehnes, Hilary Hahn, Daniel Hope, Ani Kavafian, Nokothula Ngwenyama, and members of the Borromeo, Brentano, and Fine Arts String Quartets.

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