Jesse Holstein, violinist and violist, is a founding member of the Providence String Quartet, and has been a resident musician at Community MusicWorks since 2001. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, he completed his graduate studies with James Buswell at the New England Conservatory. He is an active recitalist, orchestral, and chamber musician, and serves as concertmaster of the New Bedford Symphony. In 2003, Jesse was invited to join the faculty of the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. He has performed as a guest artist at the Montana Chamber Music Festival and Bay Chamber Concerts. In 2009, he performed the Brahms Double Concerto (with PSQ cellist Sara Stalnaker) with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Community Orchestra.
Heath Marlow is the director of the Sistema Fellowship Resource Center at the New England Conservatory. Heath came to the Conservatory in 2012 after spending more than a decade associated with Community MusicWorks, a nationally recognized organization that builds transformative relationships between professional musicians, children, and families in Providence’s urban neighborhoods.
A Massachusetts native, Heath received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Shepherd School at Rice University, was a three-time fellowship recipient at the Tanglewood Music Center, and did graduate studies in cello performance at Boston University. A chamber music enthusiast, he has enjoyed many summers of making music in beautiful locations, including the Berkshires, Banff, Alberta and Blue Hill, Maine.
Ethan Wood, violin and viola
Ethan Wood has been praised by The Columbian as “sensational” and “in full command of his instrument,” and “riveting” by The Boston Globe. He has appeared around the United States and abroad as guest artist, recitalist, chamber & orchestral musician, having collaborated with groups such as Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Callithumpian Consort, and International Contemporary Ensemble on the violin, viola, mandolin, piano, & saw. Also a composer, a recent work premiered by A Far Cry will be featured on their upcoming album. He is Concertmaster of Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Concertmaster of New Bedford Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Wood has had undergraduate studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and holds BM, MM, and GD degrees from the New England Conservatory.