THE MEMBERS OF THE HAMILTON TRIO
JOHN HOWARD, leader of the Hamilton Trio, as violinist/violist performed with the Mostly Mozart Orchestra at Lincoln Center, NY, 1981-86, and with many other New York and New Jersey music groups such as the New Jersey Symphony and the New York Chamber Symphony. He was concertmaster of the Washington Heights Symphony, the New Brunswick (NJ) Chamber Orchestra, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, and principal 2nd with Maine's Portland Symphony Chamber Orchestra. In Virginia, he has been concertmaster of Musick Virginia, Loudoun Chorale, and many Messiah performances and has played in the Fairfax Symphony and the Winchester Chamber Orchestra. He was the founding concertmaster of Loudoun Community Orchestra (now the Loudoun Symphony). Since his founding of the Hamilton Trio in 1986, John has developed much of the Trio's large and beautiful repertoire, and added many of his own arrangements to it. John is from Oregon and is a graduate of Swarthmore College. He continued with graduate-school musical studies, including violin with Paul Zukofsky, at SUNY Stony Brook on full scholarship. John taught violin and music appreciation at Franconia College (NH) for two years before becoming a full time performer. His special research interest is neglected 18th & 19th century American music, some of which he has performed and conducted. He has also prepared nearly 20,000 pages of public domain violin and viola music for home printing. John teaches violin and viola privately in Purcellville and Leesburg (VA), and has been on the teaching staff of Shenandoah Arts Academy and of Loudoun County Public Schools.
LOUISE FENN, flutist, is from New Hampshire and graduated from Bennington College (BA, Voice/English). After singing professionally in New York, she received her Master's degree in flute at SUNY, Stony Brook, with Samuel Baron. She was soprano soloist with the New Haven (CT) Symphony Orchestra and with the Lake George (NY) Opera. Louise taught vocal music at White Mountains (NH) Regional High School and instrumental music in the elementary schools. She taught flute and voice at Franconia College (NH) and piano/piano accompaniment at NOVA Community College (Loudoun campus). She taught flute and voice privately for many years at Foxcroft School, Middleburg (VA). As flutist, she was a founding member of the Loudoun Community Orchestra (now the Loudoun Symphony). Louise has served as organist and music director of numerous churches. She was on the faculty of the Loudoun Ballet as piano accompanist. As flutist, she is co-founder of the Hamilton Trio. At her music studio in Purcellville (VA), Louise teaches flute, voice, and piano.
ELIZABETH KELLOGG, cellist, of Maine, graduated from Barnard College, NY, (BA, Music) and New England Conservatory, Boston (MM, String Pedagogy), and studied cello with Barbara Stein Mallow in NY and Prof. George Neikrug at Boston University. As an orchestral cellist, she performed in fifteen operas (1980-83) with the Opera Company of Boston and spent five summers in Italy and Charleston (SC) with the Spoleto Festival playing, often as principal, in ten operas. Betty played with more than twenty orchestras across New England and was a popular recording studio cellist in Boston for over ten years. She taught violin/viola/cello/bass in the elementary schools of Northboro (MA) for three years. As professor of music at Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester (MA), for three years, she won a National Endowment grant (1981) to study Schenkerian Analysis (Music Theory) at the City University of NY. More recently, she played principal cello with the Bangor (ME) Symphony Orchestra for the Verdi Requiem on Maine ETV, May 1988. She played briefly in the Fairfax (VA) Symphony (1988). Betty has been cellist of the Hamilton Trio since its inception. In May 1993 she performed the Haydn D Major Cello Concerto with the Loudoun Community Orchestra (now the Loudoun Symphony), as its founding principal cellist. As adjunct faculty at the NOVA Community College (Loudoun campus), and as a member of the American String Teachers' Association, Betty teaches cello, violin and viola in her Leesburg studio. Back to classicaltrio.com