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Cello. Marion Baker is principal cellist with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and freelances in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He currently teaches a combination of traditional and Suzuki methods in his studio at home. He is a co-founder of the RusticWay Chamber Music Ensemble and also plays with the Listen Local Ensemble and the National Gallery/Sunrise Quartet. Marion is on faculty and the board of Cellospeak, a national organization that sponsors summer workshops for adult cellists at Bryn Mawr. He received his musical training at Kent State University with Moshe Amitay and at the Curtis Institute of Music with Orlando Cole and Misha Schneider. Marion has served as principal cellist for many orchestras including the Washington Concert Opera, National Gallery Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony and the National Philharmonic. He also served as the principal continuo for the Washington Bach Consort for 20 years, touring with them to the International Bach Festival in Leipzig.
Bass. William Hones is the solo bassist with the Amadeus Orchestra, and is a regular member of the pit orchestra at Signature Theater. He served for over 26 years with the US Air Force Band appearing with the Concert Band, Symphony Orchestra, Strolling Strings, Airmen of Note and “The Barn Stormers” country music group. He also performs with the National Philharmonic orchestra and has held principal positions with the Akron and Knoxville symphonies. Before that he was a sub with the Detroit Symphony. Bill earned a Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Bowling Green State University and Akron University respectively. His teachers include Harold Robinson, Scott Haigh, Robert Gladstone, Paul Ellison and
Richard Cioffari. He studied electric bass with Anthony Wellington. Bill is currently on the faculty at Saint Mary’s College of Maryland, and previously served on the faculties of Shenandoah University, BGSU, and Montgomery College.
Viola. A native Minnesotan, Tyler Sieh completed both his bachelors and graduate studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with Mark Jackobs and Lynne Ramsey. He
has been a member of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra viola section since 2015. Tyler is a veteran of the United States Air Force and has performed throughout the Washington DC region as a member of the United States Air Force Strings where he performed for many dignitaries including two U.S. presidents and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Tyler has served as associate
principal of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, a member of the Omaha Symphony, principal viola of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra and has had the opportunity to perform with the orchestras across the nation including Minnesota, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Toledo, Delaware and the Minnesota Opera. An active educator, Tyler has previously served on faculty at Augustana University, Minnesota State University-Mankato, the International Music Camp and Missouri’s Summer Music Conservatory. Tyler has appeared as soloist with the United States Air Force Symphony Orchestra, the South Dakota Symphony, the Mankato Symphony and has given his recital debut at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Millennium Stage.