Violinist Ellie MacPhee hails from Greenville, South Carolina and is in her third year at Oberlin Conservatory studying under the tutelage of Sibbi Bernhardsson. Her path as a musician began with traditional folk and bluegrass tunes and propelled her into her study as a classical violinist. Ellie has attended prestigious festivals such as ENCORE Chamber Intensive, Domaine Forget, Credo Winter Intensive and The Parker String Seminar. Ellie was a finalist in the Clemson Concerto Competition, Fine Arts Concerto Competition, YAO Scholarship Competition, Oberlin Honors Recital, and the Parker String Quartet Competition. She has also performed with Credo and played with incredible pedagoges and musicians such as Levon Chilingirian, Marc Coppey, Jinjoo Cho, and members of the Cavani Quartet.
Collaborative pianist Charlotte Hill creates a distinctively gentle and clear voice in performance settings throughout the United States and Canada. She was raised by string pedagogue Meg Hill in southern New York, and has been immersed in chamber music since birth. Charlotte began her musical education at Hoff-Barthelson Music School where she studied with Rie Matsumoto and David Oei. Significant performance opportunities included master classes with Seymour Lipkin, Kenneth Cooper, Mei Ting Sun, and Alessio Bax, and the premiere of Pierre Jalbert’s Ultraviolet. She is now jointly enrolled in Oberlin College and Conservatory, pursuing Bachelor’s degrees in both Politics and Piano Performance.
Cellist Elizabeth Kate Hall-Keough hails from Brooklyn, New York and is currently in her second year as a dual degree student at Oberlin College and Conservatory studying cello with Amir Eldan and theater. Elizabeth attended Greenwood Music Camp for seven summers, Eastern Music festival for two, and most recently Orford Musique Festival. Elizabeth has performed twice as a soloist for the Clarion Music Society’s annual gala, representing the youth pursuing classical music and historical performance in addition to most recently taking part in the Bach Institute at the Emmanuel Church in Boston. Elizabeth graduated from Packer Collegiate Institute in 2017. Her previous cello teachers include Marion Feldman, Astrid Schween, and Fred Sherry.