Cellist Alex Greenbaum enjoys a diverse and adventurous musical life. As a member of the Hausmann Quartet he is an Artist-in-Residence at San Diego State University. As a long-time member of The Knights, he has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe and appeared at various festivals. He has recorded for Ancalagon, Bridge, Canary Classics, Cantaloupe, In a Circle, Koch, Naxos, Warner Classics and Sony records. His varied interests have led to collaborations with dance companies, recordings for film, television and commercials, studies of early music and performances throughout Mexico. Alex is a founding member of San Diego Baroque, a mainstay on the Art of Élan series, an affiliated artist with San Diego New Music and appears regularly with Bach Collegium San Diego.
Violinist Kate Hatmaker is the founder and Executive/Artistic Director of Art of Élan, a San Diego-based chamber music organization committed to bringing innovative classical music to diverse audiences (www.artofelan.org), and has been a violinist with the San Diego Symphony since 2006. She has played with a wide variety of American orchestras, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the New World Symphony. She completed her Master of Music degree at Carnegie Mellon University and her undergraduate training at both the University of Iowa and the Sorbonne University in Paris, France.
San Diego Symphony Orchestra Associate Concertmaster Wesley Precourt has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras around North America and is an avid recitalist, recording artist and new music collaborator. He made his debut with the San Diego Symphony in February 2016 and has been presented by Art of Élan, the Musical Merit Foundation, First United Methodist Churches of San Diego and Escondido and the La Jolla Athenaeum’s concert series. He is also a member of Renga, a chamber ensemble focused on avant-garde music, which recently received critical acclaim for their performance of Boulez’s Repons under the baton of Steven Schick. Wesley was featured at the dedication ceremony of the Heifetz Studio at The Colburn Conservatory where he also collaborated with Paul Neubauer, Ida Levin, Ronald Leonard, and Paul Coletti. He has also won awards at international competitions, including the Spotlight Awards of Los Angeles, the NFAA ARTS Awards and the Kingsville International Competitions, among others. Wesley is a graduate of the Thornton School of Music at USC and a recipient of the Artist Diploma at the Colburn Conservatory.
Hanah Stuart, hailed as a performing artist who “wields a violin with unmistakable panache” (Theater Mania), is a member of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, the Grant Park Orchestra, and was previously Assistant Principal Second Violinist of the Utah Symphony. Ms. Stuart has served as Concertmaster of The Juilliard Orchestra, The Juilliard Chamber Orchestra and The YouTube Symphony Orchestra. She has also served various principal roles in festival orchestras including the Music Academy of the West and the Aspen Music Festival and has been featured on HBO’s 2006 Academy Award nominated documentary, Rehearsing a Dream. Hanah, an avid chamber musician, has been presented by the Dame Myra Hess Series and the Rembrandt Chamber Players in Chicago; the San Diego Symphony Chamber series and the Art of Élan series in San Diego; NICOM ChamberFest of Dubuque; and the NOVA and Intermezzo Chamber series in Salt Lake City. Ms. Stuart holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from The Juilliard School where she studied with David Chan and Joel Smirnoff.