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Kathryn MuellerKathryn Mueller, Hailed for her “soaring soprano,” Kathryn Mueller has appeared as a soloist with the New Mexico Symphony, Arizona Opera, Phoenix Symphony, Washington Bach Consort, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and Firebird Chamber Orchestra, and the Seattle Academy of Baroque Opera. In 2009 she made her international debut during a musical Peace Tour across Indonesia with the Swara Sonora Trio, and months later gave concerts in Central Mexico with the period orchestra Capella Guanajuatensis. An accomplished ensemble singer as well, Kathryn has sung with Seraphic Fire, the Handel and Haydn Society, the Oregon Bach Festival, and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. She is featured as a soloist on recordings by the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Tucson Chamber Artists, and Seraphic Fire, including Seraphic Fire’s Monteverdi
Vespers album that reached #1 on the iTunes classical chart.

For four years Kathryn was a teaching artist for Opening Minds through the Arts, a student achievement and school improvement program that integrates the arts into the core curriculum in the Tucson, AZ public schools. Kathryn holds degrees in music from Brown University and The University of Arizona. This season Kathryn will sing her debuts with American Bach Soloists and the Winston-Salem Symphony. For more information, visit www.kathrynmueller.com.

Nathan Krueger, baritone, has served on the voice faculties at the University of New Mexico, Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, and joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in fall 2011. Last season, Mr. Krueger was baritone soloist in the Oshkosh Chamber Singers' "Carmina Burana," a soloist with the Madison Bach Musicians, sang Melchior in Milwaukee Opera Theatre's production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” stage directed "Hansel and Gretel" for Southeast Wisconsin Performing Arts, was a member of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Milwaukee Florentine Opera choruses.


During August 2009, Mr. Krueger made his international debut touring Indonesia with the Swara Sonora Trio. As a member of the dynamic Swara Sonora Trio, he commissioned and performed the world premiere of Ananda Sukarlan's song cycle, "Love & Variations." He has also performed with Arizona Opera, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, the Tucson Chamber Artists, L'opera Piccola in Chicago, Opera Southwest, Chicago Chamber Opera and he appeared in two productions with the Santa Fe Opera Showcase. In addition to his busy performance schedule, Mr. Krueger worked for five years as an Opera Artist in Tucson United School District's Opening Minds Through the Arts (OMA) program, a nationally-recognized arts integration program.

Hailed by the Arizona Daily Star as a pianist with “technical prowess, balletic grace, warm tones, and unwavering devotion to the score,” pianist Aryo Wicaksono has performed in venues and festivals internationally and throughout the United States. Recent highlights include performances with the Nusantara Symphony Orchestra in Jakarta, the United Arab Emirates Philharmonic Orchestra, a solo recital on the prestigious Embassy Series in Washington D.C., and a sold-out orchestral debut with the St. Petersburg State Symphony in Russia. He also recently toured Indonesia as a solo artist and the U.S. with the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Mr. Wicaksono has held artist-in-residence positions at South Western College in San Diego and at the American University of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates. He has performed with the Civic Orchestra of Tucson, the Tucson Symphony, the Arizona Symphony Orchestra, the Arizona Wind Ensemble, and the Arizona Percussion Ensemble. As a musical director he won the Arizona Daily Star’s “Mac Award” 2006 for Best Musical, and the Tucson Weekly "Best Musical" for 2006-2007.

Upcoming engagements include recitals and residencies in San Francisco and Vancouver, and a tour of Indonesia in the Fall 2011. As a composer, he has written for film and ballet. For more information, press reviews, and touring schedule, please visit Aryo’s website at www.aryo-wicaksono.com. He lives in NYC and works for NYU Tisch Ballet School.


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