P.O. Box 35
Chester Heights, PA 19017
Meet Arioso Quartet
Igor Szwec
Mr. Szwec studied with Jaro Megasiuk (student of George Enesco) and Karen Tuttle (student of Primrose and Casals). He is currently Concertmaster of the AVA opera orchestra and West Jersey Chamber Orchestra, as well as Assistant Concertmaster of Opera Philadelphia. He is an active chamber musician, playing with the Arcadian Piano Trio and the Meiravi String Quartet.
Barbara Jaffe
Ms. Jaffe earned her M.M. from the Eastman School of Music, studying with Donald Weilerstein. She has performed chamber music extensively, having held positions as first violinist in the Cascade (MT) and Bradley (IL) String Quartets. Ms. Jaffe is a founding member of Elysian Camerata, a Philadelphia chamber ensemble. She is concertmaster of Orchestra Concordia and performs with the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, and is the music director of Vermont Music and Arts, a summer chamber music program for adults. She maintains a private teaching studio in her home.
Carol Briselli
Ms. Briselli received her M.M. from Temple University and B.A. from SUNY-Binghamton, studying with Toby Appel, Sol Greitzer and Evelyn Jacobs Luise. She is Assistant Principal Violist of Opera Philadelphia, and also performs with the Pennsylvania Ballet, Philly Pops and Vox Ama Deus. She was Assistant Professor of Music at West Chester University until 2016, and presently teaches at Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges, in addition to maintaining a private studio in her home.
Vivian Barton
Ms. Barton graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, studying with David Soyer. Her diverse musical activities include performances with the Brandenburg Ensemble, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has served as Assistant Principal Cellist of the Santa Fe Opera and currently holds the same position with Opera Philadelphia, along with being Principal Cellist of the Academy of Vocal Arts Opera Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Barton has been invited to attend the Marlboro Music Festival and the International Musicians' Seminar in Prussia Cove, England.