Meet The Musicians
Jessica Belflower, violinist, lives in Albany, NY. She holds a Master's degree in violin performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Bachelor's degree from Arizona State University. During her time at CU Boulder, she studied chamber music with the Takacs Quartet. Locally, she frequently performs with the Albany Symphony, Glens Falls Symphony, and Vermont Symphony. She has toured with West Coast with Andrea Bocelli, been featured nationally John Tesh's PBS television special, Piano • Gospel • Dance, and played with orchestras all over the country, including: The Bolshoi Ballet Company, Boulder Philharmonic, Arizona Opera Company, and the Santa Fe Symphony, among others.
Stephani Emery, violist, is a sought after chamber music player and has toured with orchestras and chamber groups throughout Europe and the United States. She currently divides her performance time as Assistant Principal Violist with the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra, and Principal and Assistant Principal violist with such groups as the Orchestra Santa Monica, Schenectady, Catskill, and Skidmore College Orchestras. She is currently the Personnel Contractor for the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra. Originally from California, Mrs. Emery now resides in Saratoga Springs, NY with her husband, Michael. She teaches viola and violin in her studios in Glens Falls and Saratoga Springs. Mrs. Emery is Professor of Violin and Viola, and Music Director of the String Ensemble at the Adirondack Community College in Glens Falls, NY.
Alyson Slack, violinist, has worked as a professional violinist in Charleston, South Carolina; Washington, D.C.; Seoul, Korea; and now New York's Capital Region. Local groups she frequently plays with include the Catskill Symphony, Glens Falls Symphony, Schenectady Symphony, and Cohoes Music Hall. Aly plays old-time Appalachian fiddle in her less serious moments.
André Laurent O'Neil, cellist, performs up and down the East Coast and across the Atlantic. He also plays piano and viola da gamba and composes. As a member of New Trinity Baroque André has performed at the Belgrade Early Music Festival in Serbia, the Korkyra Baroque Festival and the Varazhdin Baroque Evenings in Croatia, and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, as well as regularly in Atlanta. He is a featured soloist on their Vivaldi Concertos CD. André has also played with Boston's Handel and Haydn Society.
André grew up and lives in Albany, New York. He graduated Yale with honors, then worked fulltime with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León in Spain. He has a Certificate in Early Music and Historical Performance on the baroque cello from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands.