Violinist Daniel Stepner
Violinist Daniel Stepner, of Brandeis' Lydian String Quartet, is also a member of the Boston Museum Trio and concertmaster of the Handel and Haydn Society.
During the summer, he is artistic director of the Aston Magna Festival in the Berkshires. He has performed and recorded a wide repertoire on period and contemporary instruments. In addition to the Lydian String Quartet's many recordings, he has recorded chamber music by Buxtehude, Bach, Marais, Rameau, Vivaldi, Telemann, Mozart, Schubert, Charles Ives and Brandeis' Yehudi Wyner.
Mr. Stepner studied in Chicago with Steven Staryk, in France with Nadia Boulanger, and at Yale with Broadus Erle. He teaches at Brandeis and at Harvard, where he collaborates with Professor Robert Levin in the teaching of Chamber Music: Performance and Analysis.
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Clarinetist Eric Hoeprich
Eric Hoeprich is principal clarinetist with period instrument orchestras here and abroad. A resident of England, he is on the faculties at conservatories in Paris, The Hague and Indiana University.
He has recorded widely (including the major works by Mozart for clarinet), has written a definitive book ("The Clarinet," Yale University Press) and makes his own instruments. He founded two touring wind ensembles, Nachtmusik and The Stadler Trio (three basset horns), which specializes in the rich wind literature of Mozart.
Oboist Stephen Hammer
Stephen Hammer is principal oboist of a number of period instrument orchestras, including The Handel and Haydn, The Clarion Music Society, and the New York Collegium.
As co-founder of the acclaimed wind band ensemble, Amadeus Winds, Mr. Hammer is featured on recordings of the complete Mozart (L'Oiseau-lyre label). He was a founding member of the Board of Directors of Early Music America. He also collaborates with the New York instrument-maker Joel Robinson in building replicas of historical oboes.