AMY X NEUBURG (composer / vocalist / live electronics performer)
JESSICA IVRY (cellist) is a freelance cellist and instructor at the College of Marin. She plays with the Real Vocal String Quartet — an original world music ensemble — and has played and toured with singer/songwriter Vienna Teng, composer Beth Custer and the Balkan women’s choir Kitka. For SF’s A Traveling Jewish Theatre Jessica scored and performed original music for “The Bright River” — a hip-hop retelling of Dante’s Inferno — and for Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman.” Jessica recorded on the Grammy-nominated album “Blueprint of a Lady” for jazz vocalist Nneena Freelon and has played with legendary goth band Bauhaus. She holds degrees from Skidmore College and the San Francisco Conservatory.
ELAINE KRESTON (cellist) has performed and recorded throughout the U.S. and Europe with a variety of musicians from Rod Stewart to Frederica von Stade, and she was principal cellist for the United Nations 60th Anniversary Celebration. She is a founding member of the classical Maybeck Trio and the cello/poetry duo RumiCello, and has improvised and recorded with Krishna Das, Adyashanti, Eckhart Tolle and the meditative duo TranslucenT. Elaine received a bachelor’s degree from the New England Conservatory and a master’s from UT-Austin. She currently leads a teaching studio in the Bay Area and frequently visits schools to perform, teach and inspire.
ELIZABETH VANDERVENNET (cellist) is principal cellist of the Vallejo Symphony and a member of the Oakland, Santa Rosa and Marin symphonies. She has toured Japan, Europe and the U.S. with a number of ensembles including her pagan lounge band Rosin Coven, the Sartory String Quartet and the Lake String Quartet (with whom she performed over 60 summer concerts at Yellowstone Park). She co-founded The Sequoia Trio-specializing in women’s music-and the wonderfully original Luna Nova Quartet. Elizabeth received a bachelor of music from the University of Michigan and a masters in cello performance from Carnegie Mellon.