Rebecca Arthur is an esteemed photographer hailing from Syracuse, New York. As she became more in tune with her passion for photography, she worked tirelessly to hone in on her knack for portraiture and storytelling. After suffering the grave personal loss of her mother before attending New York University (NYU), Rebecca Arthur bravely continued her journey to obtain a B.F.A in photography. She went on to be featured in publications such as Vice and Photo District News (PDN), to be interviewed by the Carnegie Museum of Art, and is now a two time Gordon Parks Scholar. As Arthur moved to Philadelphia and went on to develop her pedagogical photography skills as a teaching artist, she was also awarded the Silver Eye Photo Center Keystone Award. As a part of this honor, she was granted the opportunity to present her first solo exhibition from her series, “The House That Built Me”. Arthur ultimately intends on obtaining her Ph.D. in Art History and is striving to become a professor. Rebecca Arthur resides in Paris, France as a recipient of the joint Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship from the Fondation des États-Unis, where she will be photographing Black and African communities in Paris.
Praised for her technical fluency and musical awareness, Korean American pianist Suejin Jung enjoys a distinctive international career. Highlights of 2019-2020 season include an artist residency at the Fondation des États-Unis in Paris, France as a recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship, performance at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, and guest artist appearance at the Vršac International Chamber Music Festival in Vršac, Serbia. Her interview and performances have been broadcasted live on WWFM radio and aired nationally in a documentary Piano Forte on PBS. Committed to reaching younger generation of musicians, Suejin presents outreach concerts in New York City public schools as an education outreach fellow at the Juilliard School. She serves on the music staff of New York Music School and Music International Academy in Mezzano, Italy. Suejin studied with Julian Martin, Matti Raekallio and Joseph Kalichstein at the Juilliard School where she completed her B.M and M.M. She is a candidate of D.M.A at the Mason Gross School of the Arts of Rutgers University under the tutelage of John Perry. Currently, she is pursuing a stage de perfectionnement at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, where she works closely with Anne Queffélec.
Passionate about traveling and meeting new people, Anaïs became interested in psychiatry early on in her career, particularly in transcultural psychiatry. After a successful education, some of which was spent in London and New York, she decided to pursue her medical studies at Paris 5 Descartes University. During her six years of study there she completed internships in both India and Canada, as well as a one-year Erasmus exchange in Hungary. After completing her general medical curriculum, Anaïs decided to specialize in psychiatry and travelled to French overseas territories to complete her internships. In French Guyana she took part in child psychiatry missions in Native American villages and worked in general psychiatry in Martinique. Following her return to Paris, she achieved a master’s degree in transcultural psychiatry before taking on a PhD research in psychology in November 2018 on the theme of the “mother and child bonding process in prison”. Since then, she has been visiting prisons all around France, with a specific focus on cultural traditions around motherhood.
A musician, composer, and interdisciplinary artist of diverse interests, Daniel Schreiner is continuing to fashion an eclectic career marked by experimentation and radical discovery. As a piano soloist, Daniel has performed in New York, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., North Carolina, France, and Italy, specializing in 20th-21st century repertoire. Recent collaborative engagements include concerts with members of the JACK Quartet at New Music on the Point in Vermont; performances of John Adams’ Hallelujah Junction with Georgia Mills and Mayumi Tsuchida in New York City; joint recitals of Debussy and Ligeti Etudes, as well as Kurtág’s Játékok with Shuhui Zhou in New York and at Bard College; and performances as guest alumnus at Williams College’s Iota Festival of New Music. Daniel is a founding member of KnoxTrio, a newly-formed flute, cello, and piano trio dedicated to presenting immersive programs of experimental contemporary repertoire, whose successful first season commissioned three world premieres by living composers responding to the environment and climate change. Having also majored in Studio Art while attending Williams College, Daniel is interested in integrating two-dimensional visual art, sound art, and performance art with the musical realm. A recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship from the Fondation des États-Unis, Daniel currently lives in Paris, France, studying at La Schola Cantorum and performing works by Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, Messiaen, Murail, and contemporary Paris-based composers.
Flutist Thomaz Tavares has been praised by the Virginia Gazette as a ``polished performer, with a pure, direct sound ... embracing the work's lyrical and virtuoso demands.`` Tavares is a recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year, during which he will be exploring French solo and chamber repertoire, interning with the Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle Europe, and pursuing his Diplome Superieur de Concertiste. A native New Yorker later raised in Brazil, Tavares completed his Bachelor’s degree in flute performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the tutelage of Thomas Robertello with a “Premier Young Artist” scholarship. He later started his graduate studies at the École Normale de Musique de Paris under international soloist Jean Ferrandis, and recently obtained his Diplome Supérieur D’Execution with unanimous distinction from the jury. Thomaz has been featured as a soloist and collaborator in festivals in Paris (France), Halle (Germany), Tignes (France), Sarajevo (Bosnia), Dartington (England), and has given numerous recitals throughout France and the United States. He has most recently been a guest performer with the Open Chamber Orchestra of Paris led by Yair Benaim, Ensemble Calliopée, and served as principal flutist of the chamber orchestra of the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris under Philippe Entremont.
Mosa Tsay is a cellist and concert experience designer. A recipient of the Fulbright and Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship, Mosa will study with Anssi Karttunen, focusing on contemporary works for cello (and electronics) by Betsy Jolas, Kaija Saariaho, and Pascal Dusapin. In New York, she performs with Wavefield Ensemble and has been a frequent collaborator with International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). She has worked with more than 30 composers in performances with AXIOM, New Juilliard Ensemble, and Eco Ensemble. Notable performances include Schelomo and Schumann Cello Concerto with UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, Juilliard Orchestra tour to Stockholm and Helsinki with Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Mendelssohn Octet with Danish String Quartet. As a musician ambassador and Regional Community Manager for Groupmuse, Mosa has presented and performed 100 house concerts in New York and San Francisco. Mosa is a founder of Versoi Ensemble, a Finnish and American ``cultural exchange through chamber music,`` which debuted in New York in 2018 and was the first classical ensemble to perform at Kyrö Distillery in Finland. Mosa received her Master of Music from The Juilliard School. She holds bachelor's degrees in Music and in Society and Environment from University of California, Berkeley.