Nina Ferrigno, President Founder/Director, Missouri Chamber Music Festival Pianist, Calyx Piano Trio Nina Ferrigno, described by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as "a magnificent pianist," has appeared in major concert venues throughout North America. She has performed with the St. Louis Symphony, Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), with whom she has been a core member since its inception. Her festival appearances include those at Tanglewood, Banff, Norfolk, the Skaneateles Festival, and the Carolina Chamber Music Festival. Her appearance with members of the St. Louis Symphony at the Pulitzer Foundation was touted as "the high point" of the evening by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Ms. Ferrigno is a graduate of New England Conservatory of Music, where she received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees with distinction. Her principal teachers were Wha Kyung Byun and Randall Hodgkinson. As a long-time member-director of the AUROS Group for New Music and founding member of the Boston-based Calyx Piano Trio, Ms. Ferrigno is committed to bringing classical music to new audiences and strives to commission and perform new works in a variety of settings. Her chamber music recording of Lansing McLoskey’s Tinted was released by Albany Records in 2008.
Scott Andrews, Secretary Founder/Director, Missouri Chamber Music Festival Principal Clarinetist, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra Praised as ''elegant'' in the Boston Globe and ''extraordinary'' by the New York Times, Scott Andrews has been critically acclaimed in solo and chamber music performances across the country. A sought-after collaborative musician, Mr. Andrews has performed with many of today's leading artists, including Jaime Laredo, Robert Mann, Christian Tetzlaff, Kim Kashkashian, and Ursula Oppens. An avid proponent of new music, he has performed with organizations such as Composers in Red Sneakers, the Auros Group for New Music and Boston Musica Viva. Mr. Andrews has appeared as a solo artist with the Ying String Quartet, the Calyx Piano Trio, and the Boston Symphony Chamber Players among many others. As Principal Clarinet of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra since 2005, Mr. Andrews has appeared each season as a concerto soloist, most recently with David Robertson conducting Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto. Before joining the Saint Louis Symphony, Mr. Andrews had been a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for 11 years and has also performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Saito Kinen Orchestra. He has lectured and given classes throughout the United States as well as in Europe and Japan. Mr. Andrews was for many years the Woodwind Department Chair at Boston Conservatory and a faculty member of the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Massachusetts. He collaborates regularly with Seiji Ozawa in Japan at the Saito Kinen Festival and as Solo Clarinet of the Mito Chamber Orchestra. Originally from Virginia, Mr. Andrews studied piano and violin before discovering the clarinet, studying with Edward Knakal of Virginia Beach. He attended the Virginia Governor's School for the Arts and also studied at the Interlochen Music Center in Michigan. He graduated with distinction from the New England Conservatory of Music where he was a clarinet student of Harold Wright.
Siroth Charnond, M.D., F.A.C.P. Internal Medicine, private practice An avid amateur violinist, Siroth Charnond began his violin studies at the age of six in John Kendall's Suzuki education program at the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He was a 1st violinist in the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra and was concertmaster of the Missouri All-State String Orchestra. After high school he attended medical school at the University of Missouri – Kansas City where he also served for one year as a 1st violinist in the conservatory orchestra. In recent years he has concentrated on both solo repertoire and chamber music, and has played extensively in multiple chamber ensembles both privately and in workshops. He has recently studied privately with Angie Smart of the St. Louis Symphony. Mr. Charnond completed medical school in 1995 and residency training in Internal Medicine in 1998. Since then he has been in private medical practice, currently in Lake St. Louis, MO. He and his family live in St. Charles where he is passing on his love for music to his two young children.
Jennifer Lin, Marketing/Public Relations Manager Photography & Graphic Design Arts marketing consultant Jennifer Lin has 20 years of experience working with nonprofit arts organizations. Before moving to St. Louis, Ms. Lin was Director of Marketing & Audience Development at the Sacramento Opera where she was responsible for marketing, public relations, social media, audience development, and graphic design. While at the Sacramento Opera, she shaped the company's brand, established 50 annual promotional partnerships with area businesses, created a word of mouth strategy, improved patron services, and increased ticket sales, among other projects. Ms. Lin has previously held curatorial, development, artist residency, editorial and administrative positions at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, the Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS), the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago. While working in Washington, DC, Ms. Lin managed an emerging artists piano series at the Kennedy Center, assisted with many artist residencies such as Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Project, helped with the programming and production of 80 classical, jazz, and international music and dance performances a year throughout the DC region, organized arts administration seminars in Philadelphia, La Jolla, and DC, and coordinated grant giving programs for individuals and arts organizations. Ms. Lin has written for and edited several publications including WPAS’ Insights, exhibition catalogues on artists Donald Lipski, Jana Sterbak, and Mariko Mori, and program notes at the Kennedy Center. She received her BA in English and Music: Piano Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MA in Arts Management from the American University in Washington, DC. In addition to working with MOCM, Ms. Lin is a freelance photographer for area schools, arts organizations, families, and retail and a graphic designer. She also enjoys taking ballet classes and caring for her family (including her doodle dogs--@thedoodlescout and @hugotheaussielabradoodle).
Linda Peterson, M.D. Cardiologist, Barnes Jewish Hospital Linda Peterson grew up listening to classical music on Wisconsin Public Radio. There was always music in the house as everyone played instruments. Since coming to St. Louis, she has been a supporter of the St. Louis Symphony and MOCM.
Education and Training 1982-1986 B.S. Biology, Georgetown University , Washington , D.C. 1986-1990 M.D. Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 1990-1991 Intern in Medicine, Washington University, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO 1991-1993 Resident in Medicine, Washington University, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO 1993-1996 Fellow in Cardiology, Washington University, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Clinical Expertise These include 2D-echocardiography—tissue Doppler and strain rate analysis—particularly as they may be applied to patients with obesity and/or heart failure. I am also interested in peak oxygen consumption testing and its application to prediction of prognosis in patients with heart failure. Concordant with these interests, I attend and teach in the echocardiography laboratory and the section of Applied Physiology.
Research Interests Because obesity is a national epidemic and contributes to between 11 and 14% of all cases of heart failure, I am dedicated to investigating the causes of obesity-related cardiac dysfunction. In particular, I am interested in what role alterations in myocardial metabolism play in the development of cardiac dysfunction and/or the adaptation of the heart to new conditions. My work is translational and conducted in humans subjects. I use multiple different imaging and metabolic techniques to quantify the myocardial alterations seen in obesity and heart failure. Chief among these are positron emission tomography, echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and whole body substrate kinetics.
Bob Roeder Sales, Garlich Printing Company Bob Roeder has been employed at Garlich Printing Company as a sales associate since 1981. He has been a principal of the Rudder Group Partnership since 1992 and a board member of the St. Louis Sister Cities since 2006. Bob received a Bachelor of Music Education from Webster University in 1980 (cum laude). He served in the US Army from 1971-1973 in the 8th Infantry Division Band after basic training. Currently he continues his study of jazz piano with Carolbeth True. He's had fond experiences of playing in bands and enjoys live performances in all different types of music including classical, jazz, rock, bluegrass, country, and more. Bob and his wife Laura are active in JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and are dedicated to “Finding a Cure." Bob and Laura have generously hosted visiting MOCM artists.
Jonathan Shulan Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale LLP Jon Shulan is an associate with the law firm Armstrong Teasdale LLP. His law practice is focused on commercial litigation, in which he advises and represents clients in a wide range of business disputes. He is admitted to practice law in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Texas, and the District of Columbia. Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Jon clerked for Chief Judge Brian S. Miller of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Associate Justice Jim Gunter of the Arkansas Supreme Court. Jon also has a rich background in symphonic music and jazz, having studied conducting with Gustav Meier, Edward Dolbashian, Rossen Milanov, Kirk Trevor, and Johannes Schlaefli and trumpet with Wayne Cameron, Langston Fitzgerald III, Rick Kerber, and Johnny Coles. Jon holds degrees from the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Missouri at Columbia, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he served as a member of the Law Review’s editorial board. A native Pennsylvanian, Jon is happy to make his home in St. Louis County with his wife Erin, and daughter, Poppy.