Diane Cline: Director
Diane is a professional violinist who performs regularly in a range of musical traditions, including classical orchestral and chamber, jazz and blues, and American fiddle and folk. Diane also enjoys singing, playing the piano, studying romance languages, and spending time outdoors.
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Silas de Oliveira: Cello and Bass Faculty
Hailing from Brazil, Silas is an active cello teacher and performer in the greater Boston area. When he is not educating New England's youth or traveling with his cello, Silas enjoys skydiving and playing tennis. Read Silas' full bio here.
Silvija Kristapsons: Viola Faculty
Originally from Poughkeepsie, NY, Silvija is a classical violist, fiddler, and music educator in the Boston area. She holds a B.M. in Music Education from Boston University. She teaches at El Sistema Somerville and at Josiah Quincy Elementary School in Boston, MA. She enjoys books, movies, and swimming. Read Silvija's full bio here.
Rafael Rondeau: Violin Faculty
Rafael is a Berklee trained avid performer and pedagogue, with Suzuki certification and experience in many alternative styles including jazz, blues, and tango. Read Rafael's full bio here.
Heather DeLong: Fundraising and Special Event Coordinator
Heather is a professional violinist originating from Central Illinois. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in hispanic studies and a Master of Music in string pedagogy. Heather currently teaches at the Real School of Music in Burlington and Powers Music School in Belmont. She enjoys chamber music, biking, reading, and learning new languages and cultures.
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Rachel Hockenberry: Community Engagement and Public Relations Coordinator
Rachel is a professional horn player and a member of the class of 2013 Sistema Fellows. She has a special place in her heart for performing chamber music with other outstanding musicians whom she is blessed to know, and for spreading a love for classical music to people of all ages. Rachel also enjoys running, yoga, reading, baking, and traveling the world.
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