Praised for his “sensitive” playing by the Santa Barbara Independent, violinist Tom Yaron has performed in various constellations in North America, Europe, and Asia and has served as associate concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra and Fort Collins Symphony, guest principal second violin of the Peoria Symphony, and concertmaster of the Moritzburg Festival (Germany), Sarasota Music Festival, and Pacific Music Festival (Japan) orchestras.
As an orchestral player, Tom has worked under the baton of such conductors as Lorin Maazel, Alan Gilbert, Itzhak Perlman, Pablo Heras Casado, Valery Gergiev, Gianandrea Noseda, Edward Gardner, Jaap van Zweden, and Essa Pekka Solonen. His teachers include Jenny Rudin, Li Lin, Yuval Yaron, Catherine Cho, Charles Wetherbee, Edward Dusinberre, and the Takacs Quartet. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a master’s degree from the Juilliard School, and an artist diploma in string quartet studies from the University of Colorado.
Tom is a violinist for Lincoln Center Stage, a piano quintet outfit for Holland America Line. He also plays with the Boulder Bach Festival and the Boulder Chamber Orchestra in Colorado and is a substitute violinist with the New World Symphony in Miami.
Trevor Bumgarner is a composer who thrives on collaboration and curiosity, with his work taking complex ideas and presenting them in simple ways. From the New York City Ballet’s Choreographic Institute, several Off-Broadway shows, co-hosting the Faking Notes Podcast, and scoring and contributing to a variety of films that have been screened all the way from Guam to Tribeca to #2 on Netflix, Trevor can’t get enough of any opportunity to work with friends.
He is excited about his upcoming project for the Shattered Glass Ensemble, creating a post-climate change take on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, thanks to the support of an I-Park Artist Residency and New Music USA Grant. Trevor has been a teaching artist with The Juilliard School, Young Composers and Improvisers Workshop, and the NY Philharmonic's Bridge composition program. He was an inaugural recipient of the Juilliard Career Advancement Fellowship, as well as other accolades including an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award. He attended The Juilliard School and UNC-Greensboro studying composition and bassoon.