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Please read the following biographies of the musicians to learn about our backgrounds.

Igor Szwec

Mr. Szwec graduated from the Philadelphia Musical Academy, studying with Karen Tuttle. He is currently Concertmaster of the Philly Pops, New Jersey Opera, Savoy Company and AVA Opera, as well as Assistant Concertmaster of the Opera Company of Philadelphia. Mr. Szwec is also a member of the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra, with many solo and chamber music performances.
  Igor Szwec
Barbara Jaffe

Ms. Jaffe earned her M.M. from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Donald Weilerstein. She has performed chamber music extensively, having held positions as first violinist in the Cascade and Bradley String Quartets in Montana and Illinois, respectively. Ms. Jaffe currently performs in the Pennsylvania Opera Theater and Opera Delaware Orchestras, and is on the faculty of the Settlement Music School and Germantown Friends School.
  Barbara Jaffe, violinist
Carol Briselli

Ms. Briselli received her M.M. from Temple University and B.A. from SUNY-Binghamton, studying with Toby Appel. She is Assistant Principal Violist of the Opera Company of Philadelphia, and also has performed with the Northeastern PA Philharmonic, Orchestra 2001, and the Mozart Orchestra. She is Assistant Professor of Music at West Chester University.
  Carol Briselli, violist
Vivian Barton

Ms. Barton graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, studying with David Soyer. Her diverse musical activities include playing with the Brandenburg Ensemble, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and Jupiter Symphony, as well as being Assistant Principal Cellist of Santa Fe Opera and the Opera Company of Philadelphia. She has been invited to attend the Marlboro Music Festival and the International Musicians' Seminar in England.
  Viviane Barton, cellist

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