Love Changes Everything Performers
Kathryn Radakovich (Mezzo Soprano)
Noted as a "very expressive soprano" (Opus Colorado), Kathryn Radakovich enjoys a varied career performing works from the modern, classical, baroque, and jazz idioms. A recent transplant to Philadelphia, Kathryn made her debut with The Crossing, returned to Helena's Musikanten Montana as a soloist in Viva Vivaldi!. She made her debut with Philadelphia-based vocal sextet Variant 6 in the world premiere of Wally Gunn’s Moonlite, followed by a USA tour. Kathryn's solo engagements include appearances with Musikanten Montana (Bach's St. John Passion), as Musica & Ninfa in Monteverdi’s Orfeo with Baroque Chamber Orchestra (Stephen Stubbs), with CCP under the direction of Matthieu Lussier in Messiah, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic in Bernstein: On Stage and Screen, the Victoria Bach Festival in Bach's Magnificat, the Ars Nova Singers in “Mass in Blue”, and in Padworski's Reflections on a Mexican Garden with Colorado Chorale.
Andrew Cooperstock (Piano)
ANDREW COOPERSTOCK performs widely as soloist & chamber musician and has appeared throughout 6 continents & in most of the 50 states, including performances at New York's Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center & the United Nations. He has been featured in recitals & concerto appearances at the Chautauqua, Brevard & Round Top music festivals, the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, & Hong Kong’s Hell Hot! New Music Festival, in such international locales as London, Paris, Geneva, Beijing, Seoul, Accra, Vladivostok, Canberra, Quito, and Lima, & on National Public Radio, Radio France & the British Broadcasting Corporation. In 2019-20 he performed and taught in China, Hong Kong, Germany, Czech Republic, New York, Minnesota, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, the Carolinas, Nebraska & Arizona, and he was a convention artist for MTA of California. Prize-winner in the National Federation of Music Clubs Artist Competition, the New Orleans Piano Competition & the US Information Agency’s Artistic Ambassador.
John Fadial (Violin)
John Fadial has appeared on four continents as chamber musician, soloist and pedagogue. His performances have been praised by the critics. “Sparkling Technique,” L’Est Republicain “Wow! Great Stuff,” The Washington Post. He has toured internationally as a US State Department Artistic Ambassador, & served as Concertmaster of the North Carolina Opera, the Colorado Festival, Pro Musica Colorado Chamber, the Menuhin Festival Orchestra of Saumur (France), the Heidelberg Schloss-Spiele (Germany), and the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra (eighteen seasons). He has been Professor of Violin at the University of Wyoming since 2008, and in 2016 served as Visiting Guest Artist at the Conservatoire National de Nancy (France). In 2007, he was a Grammy semifinalist for best Chamber Music Performance for the CD Where Does Love Go: Chamber Music of Mark Engebretson (Innova). American Record Guide deemed his disc Chamber Music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, with English pianist Andrew Harley “not to be missed”.
Beth Vanderborgh (Cello)
Cellist Beth Vanderborgh serves as Associate Professor of Cello at the University of Wyoming, as principal cellist of the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, and on the Artist-Faculty of the Eastern Music Festival. She is a founding member of the acclaimed Stanislas Sextet, based in Nancy, France, and tours regularly with Musica Harmonia and the Helios Trio. She has recorded two CDs for Albany Records, both released in 2013: Chamber Music of Jennifer Higdon (“Highly recommended!” Fanfare Magazine) and Salon Music of August Nölck for Cello and Piano. Strad Magazine described her Nölck recording as “lyrical and technically accomplished, eloquent and persuasive.” She holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, the Eastman School of Music and the University of Maryland.
Paul Primus (Violin)
Violinist Paul Primus grew up in the Chicago and Cleveland areas, before attending Indiana University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in music from UWM. Paul won an audition with the Denver Symphony in 1984, and was promoted to Principal Second Violinist in 1985, the position he still holds. He coordinated the chamber music program at Denver School of the Arts from 2013-2018. Paul is a founding member of the Colorado Chamber Players, which he and his wife Barbara Hamilton began in 1993. He performs approximately 30 concerts a year with the CCP, and can be heard frequently on Colorado Public Radio. Mr. Primus has performed numerous unaccompanied violin recitals over the years, most memorably one of the complete Paganini Caprices in 1986. Paul is an active teacher in the Denver area and has also taught and performed at Eastern Music Festival, Rocky Ridge, and the Lamont Pre-College Academy at DU. He is a frequent coach for the DYAO.
Barbara Hamilton (Viola)
Barbara Hamilton is Artistic Director and Violist/Violist d’Amore with the Colorado Chamber Players, a position she has held for 28 years. She served as principal violist with Eastern Music Festival 1990-2005. Barbara played as principal violist/soloist with Colorado Symphony, Orquesta Ciudad de Barcelona & Orquesta de Valencia (Spain). She was in the New York Philharmonic for one season. Dr. Hamilton received a DMA from Yale School of Music in 1992, where she studied with Jesse Levine and taught in 1998. She was a prize winner in the Fischoff, Aspen Festival and Woolsey Hall Competitions, as well as the Young Artists of YM-YWHA (New Jersey). In the 1990’s, she toured Europe with the Orquesta Ciudad de Barcelona, the NY Virtuosi and the American Sinfonietta, concerts in the Grosse Saal/Vienna, the Concertgebauw, Leipzig Gewandhaus. She performed the complete Brandenberg Concerti with BCOC on baroque viola.