Inbal Segev, cello
Cellist Inbal Segev’s playing has been described as “characterized by a strong and warm tone...delivered with impressive fluency and style” and with “luscious phrasing”. She has performed as soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic and Pittsburgh Symphony, and has collaborated with Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel and Marin Alsop.
Highlights for 2019-2020 include solo debuts with the Cincinnati and Chautauqua symphony orchestras, her recital debut with the Piatigorsky Festival, and performances with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Amerigo Trio, which Segev co-founded with former New York Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and violist Karen Dreyfus. Segev has commissioned works by Anna Clyne, Avner Dorman, Timo Andres, Gity Razaz, and Dan Visconti, and has co-curated the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival with Marin Alsop since its inception. In 2018, she collaborated with David Alan Miller and Albany Symphony to perform Christopher Rouse’s violoncello concerto for the first time since Yo-Yo Ma premiered it in the 1990s.
Segev's recent discography includes acclaimed recordings of romantic cello works with pianist Juho Pohjonen (Avie) and Bach’s Cello Suites (Vox). Her YouTube channel has more than a 1,000,000 views, and features her popular masterclass series Musings with Inbal Segev. Honors include prizes at the Pablo Casals and Paulo International competitions. Segev began playing the cello in Israel and at age 16 was invited by Isaac Stern to continue her studies in the U.S. She holds degrees from The Juilliard School and Yale University. Her cello was made by Francesco Ruggieri in 1673.
Alexandra Woroniecka, violin
Alexandra began studying the violin at age 4. She has served as the concertmaster of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, Nassau Concert Orchestra, Long Island String Festival Orchestra, and was a recipient of the Educational Grant from Concert Festival, Inc, The Paul Rudoff Award and scholarship, and Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra scholarship. In 2014 she was a Finalists of the Forte International Music Competition, and the Grand Prix Winner of Concert Festival at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. In 2015 she was selected to perform at 2015 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Young Musicians Concert and was 1st place winner of the concerto competition at 34th Annual LIU Post Chamber Music Festival, Brookville, NY. She was featured as the Next Generation Artist in 2013, 2014, and 2016 Omega Ensemble, Long Island performance series. Alexandra performed solo recitals at the Summer Violin Institute at Northwestern University, Bienen School of Music in 2014 and 2015, and attended the Meadowmount School of Music in 2016. In 2016 she won the concerto competition and performed entire concerto with Island Symphony Orchestra. In 2017 she was a finalist of Lyra Music Youth Competition and 2017 Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra Young Artists Competition.
Daniela Liebman, piano
Seventeen-year-old Mexican pianist DANIELA LIEBMAN has rapidly established herself as an artist of eloquence, poise, and nuance. Since her debut at age eight with the Aguascalientes Symphony, Daniela has performed with more than twenty-five orchestras on four continents.
In the 2019-20 season, Daniela appears as soloist with the Flagstaff Symphony, Hartford Symphony, the Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra, Massepequa Philharmonic, and returns with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco and the Ontario Philharmonic. In past seasons, she has performed with the Filarmónica Boca del Río, the Corpus Christi Symphony, the National Symphony of Ecuador, Orlando Philharmonic, the Boca Raton Festival of the Arts Orchestra, the National Symphony of Bogotá, and the Guatemala City Orchestra, among others. In Mexico, Daniela has appeared with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, the Mexico City Philharmonic, the Michoacan Symphony, Zapopan Symphony, the Orchestra Sinfonia de Sinaloa, and the Fladamex Symphony. Daniela debuted at Mexico’s illustrious Palacio de Bellas Artes in 2013, performing Shostakovich and Mozart on two separate occasions with the Orchestra de Camera de Bellas Artes. That same year, Daniela made her Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage debut with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony and Shostakovich’s second piano concerto.
Daniela’s recitals this season include the Ravinia Festival, the London Piano Festival, the Beaches Fine Arts Series, at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, TX, and in Long Island, New York. Previously, Daniela has given solo recitals at La Jolla Music Society; the Kennedy Center; Rockefeller University’s Tri-I Noon Recital Series; Guatemala City; Joinville and Porto Alegre in Brazil; León, Durango, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Cuernavaca, and Mexico City (Blanco y Negro Festival) in Mexico; the Brevard Music Center; Valparaíso, Chile; the Salon de Virtuosi in New York, in Cordoba, Argentina; the Cleveland Museum of Modern Art’s Tri-C Series; the Harriman-Jewel Series; the Kravis Center for Performing Arts, and more.
Committed to sharing her love of music with others, Daniela frequently participates in talkbacks with piano students of all ages and backgrounds, most recently at the La Jolla Music Society’s Discovery Series and Ravinia Festival. Her dedication to celebrating her heritage through creative programming reflects in her musical and cultural ambassadorship, notably at Harvard University’s 2018 Mexico Conference.
Daniela released her eponymous debut album in June 2018 to critical acclaim, featuring “emotive” and “most memorable” (The Journal of Music) renditions of Schubert’s Op. 90 impromptus, Chopin’s third ballade, and Ponce’s Balada Mexicana. Distributed by Warner Classics, the album reached #5 on Spotify’s “Classical New Releases,” #2 on Amazon Music’s “Fresh Classical,” and #2 on Apple Music’s “New Classical.” Since its release, Daniela’s recording of Ponce’s Balada Mexicana has been streamed over 1,200,000 times on Spotify. The same track is featured on the Mexican television series, Aquí en la Tierra, starring, among others, Gael García Bernal and Paulina Dávila. Daniela’s upcoming double-concerto recording project, slated for a fall 2020 release, includes Ravel’s G Major and Ponce’s Piano Concertos.
In 2016 and 2017, when Daniela was fourteen and fifteen years old, respectively, she was named one of the “40 Most Creative Mexicans in the World” by Forbes Mexico. In 2018, Daniela was again named one of Forbes Mexico’s “100 Most Creative and Powerful Women,” and was invited to Forbes’ reveal of its 2018 edition of Creativos Mexicanos, celebrating extraordinary Mexican leaders in the arts. She has been interviewed by Amy Poehler’s “Smart Girls,” is featured in GQ Mexico and Vanity Fair, and is the recipient of Mexico’s 2014 Nacional Premio de Juventud.
Daniela has received first prizes in the 2017 Piano Texas Concerto Competition, the 2012 Russian International Piano Competition in California, and the 2011 “Night in Madrid” in Spain. In 2013, Daniela was selected to participate in Lang Lang’s Junior Music Camp in Munich.
Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Daniela began piano studies at age five, and currently studies with Dr. Tamás Ungár in Fort Worth, Texas. Aside from practicing, Daniela enjoys films, reading, biking, and trying different cuisines. Daniela is an international Yamaha artist.