Rick is a New York City drummer, percussionist, and composer enjoying a diverse career fusing together and performing countless different genres and styles. Having studied classical Percussion in his youth at Baltimore’s prestigious Peabody Conservatory, he has performed as principal timpanist with the Peabody Youth Sinfonietta, percussion and timpanist at Tanglewood Music Festival and has also performed in the Berklee World Percussion Festival among others. He has performed genres ranging from classical to jazz and heavy metal throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and The Caribbean.  

Rick holds a degree in jazz performance from New York University and has had the privilege of studying with jazz greats as well as pillars in classical percussion including Tony Moreno, Wayne Krantz, Mike Richmond, Dave, Pietro, Tim Genis, Jonathan Haas, John Hadfield, Martin Wind and Dafnis Prieto.  

Rick is endorsed by Anchor Drums. 

Ju-Young is a New York City based cellist who has captivated audiences throughout Asia, Europe, and North and South America with his passionate performances and intelligent music making. With a yearly schedule of some 200 concerts and having given masterclasses and concerts in hundreds of colleges and universities in all 50 states, his musicality is no stranger to any corner of the globe.  

As soloist, Ju-Young has performed with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra, Drew University Orchestra, and Curb Symphony among others. Festival appearances include Kneisel Hall, Rocky Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Brevard, Manhattan Chamber Music Festival, and Great Mountain Music Festival.  

He is founder and cellist of Warp Trio, principal cellist of Core Ensemble, and guest principal with the Cape Cod Symphony. Previous engagements include serving as Artistic Director at Gaffe Bene Music Series in Time Square NYC, as well principal cellist roles with the Hubbard Hall Opera, New York Harmonic Band, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, and National Music Festival Orchestra.  

A graduate of the Juilliard School, he trained under the tutelage of David Sayer and Joel Krosnick and studied chamber music with members of the Emerson, Guarneri and Juilliard Quartets, Joseph Kalichstein, Seymour Lipkin, Laurie Smukler, and Franz Helmersom at the Hochschule fur Musik Hanns Eisler.  

Not only versed in the field of classical music, Ju-Young is in demand as a recording artist and performer of popular music. He has collaborated on Jazz, Rock, and Country music albums and performs internationally with the Emmy-Award winning Damien Escobar and his quartet, including performances at the 2013 Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball honoring Barack Obama. 

Josh is enjoying a multi-faceted career as a cross-genre violinist, violist, and composer. As a classical soloist, he has performed with many ensembles, including the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, China Performing Arts Broadcasting Troupe, and Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra. His compositions include a full length Ballet for Caliince Dance company, “Marie: Embroidering Survival”, premiered at Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, a concerto-grosso for the Cavani Quartet, “A Bop for Bridge”, and his piece, “Veni: A Dystopian Cowgirl Fantasy for violin and fixed electronics” was a winner of the 2022 Tribeca New Music National Competition. Josh has recently released “One More Night”, his debut album featuring an evening length composition for nonet, under the Innova Record Label as a winner of their national call for projects.  

Josh studied at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with Prof. Kurt Sassmannshaus, and at New York University with Prof. Naoko Tanaka. He has served on the faculty at the University of Iowa (Grant Woods Visiting Professor), and currently is on the artist faculty at NYU, and The Longy School of Music in Cambridge. 

Mikael has performed as a soloist throughout the Americas, Europe, Russia and the Caribbean. Recent festival appearances have included: The Weill Institute at Carnegie, Trinity Wall Street, Prototype, Bang on a Can Marathon, Close Encounters With Music, Berkshire High Peaks Festival, Cape Cod Symphony Nth Degree, Pianofest in the Hamptons, the Mozarteum, Mainly Mozart, and L’Academie d Musique de Sion, to name a few.  

As a member of the Warp Trio, he performs throughout the world in genres ranging from Jazz to hip-hop, rock, fusion and electronic music. He DJs and teaches masterclasses and workshops to students of all levels kindergarten through university.  

Since his debut as a conductor with the Carolina Chamber Symphony in 2008, he has performed throughout the US, conducting various piano concerti from the keyboard and symphonic works. Also a composer, Mikael’s works have been performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. He is currently pursuing his DMA at SUNY Stony Brook under the guidance of Gilbert Kalish. 

Josh Henderson, violin; Ju-Young Lee, cello; Mikael Darmaine, piano; Rick Martinez, drums 

“Every chamber music program needs this kind of energy. While the beginning and ending compositions by Haydn and Brahms provided expected pleasures, it was the Warp Trio’s own jazz/tango/classical works that gave the concert a kick in the pants.” 

Described as,”a talented group that exemplifies the genre-obliterating direction of contemporary classical music” (Columbia Free Times), Warp Trio is NOT your typical piano trio. Lying at the intersection of a chamber music ensemble, rock band, and art project, Mikael, Ju –Young, and Josh are pushing the boundaries of music consumption through inter-disciplinary collaborations and eclectic programming that includes electrifying original material, dynamic interpretations of popular music, improvisation, and unique takes on classical repertoire. Whether performing in a nightclub, gallery space or concert hall, Warp Trio transports audiences to the next level of concert experience. 
Since their inception at the beginning of 2014, Warp Trio has maintained a broad range of repertoire ranging from traditional classical to their own original compositions and virtuoso arrangements of music spanning several different genres. They have performed as individuals all over the planet, and as a trio have begun to make their mark on the classical music scene with their energizing performances throughout the U.S. 

A graduate of The Juilliard School and Yale School of Music, Angela is a recipient of a Fulbright scholarship to study in London with William Pleeth, a grant from the Foundation for American Musicians in Europe, the Jury Prize in the Naumburg International Cello Competition, and a cello performance fellowship from the American-Scandinavian Foundation. She is a founding member of The Lee Trio, which has commissioned and premiered works of numerous living composers. In its third decade, the Trio continues to perform worldwide, has recordings on Delos and Innova, and will release a new album of Finnis, Pulkkis and Schumann in 2024. Using music to foster peace and goodwill, Angela has made humanitarian trips to the Republic of the Philippines and the former Yugoslavia. While on a U.N.-sanctioned tour of six war-torn cities throughout Bosnia-Herzegovina, she performed for NATO troops and displaced civilians In addition to coaching chamber music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Angela serves on the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra Alumni Association Leadership Council and on the Board of Directors of The Resonance Project, which promotes empathy through live music in mediation settings and international conflict resolution. 

Leonard Bernstein described Paul as “a first-class performer who combines spirituality with intellect”. A busy New York-based purveyor of violin and fiddle music, his broad stylistic compass includes the dance fiddle traditions of America and the British Isles, ragtime and jazz, and the music of Charles Ives. Paul has presented recitals at the 92nd St. Y, Wesleyan University, Caramoor, Miller Theater, Yale University, and the New York Festival of Song at Carnegie Hall, and has appeared as soloist at festivals from Bard College to Moab, Utah.  

A veteran of dozens of Broadway orchestras, Paul has recently completed runs as concertmaster of Oprah Winfrey’s The Color Purple and the revival of West Side Story. Previous shows include hits such as Ragtime, and the underappreciated masterwork Caroline, or Change

A three-time New England Fiddle Contest champion in his hometown, Hartford, CT, he is a widely respected exponent of the fiddle traditions of New England. In this vein, he performs across the US and abroad with the Scottish dance band Local Hero.  

Other engagements have included performances and recordings with Steve Reich, piano wizards Dick Hyman and Neely Bruce, Marin Alsop’s Concordia, Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, American Composers Orchestra and the Grammy Awards Orchestra.  

Paul’s proudest achievements to date are his son Carter and daughter Tennessee. 

Austie is one of the most in-demand trumpet players in Utah, working as a freelance performer, studio musician, and educator throughout the state. He has toured as a lead trumpet player, soloist, and clinician on four continents, sharing stages with Journey, Train, Kelly Clarkson, Macey Grey, Collin Raye, and Leann Rimes; recorded with David Osmond, Joshua James, Dallon Weekes, and Neon Trees; been a featured performer at Preservation Hall and the Jazz National Historical Park in New Orleans; and is a first-call trumpet player for corporate entertainment and visiting acts throughout the Intermountain West. His music has been aired in television shows, feature films, documentaries, and radio programs throughout North America and Europe. 

Upcoming Performances:

Sept 2 – 100 Years of Ragtime

Tristan is a bassist and composer living in Brooklyn, New York whose work enlarges the minutiae of close tones and subtle gestures. As a performer he has been credited with lending his “low-end authority to vital New York institutions” (the New Yorker) and praised for his “heavenly” (The Guardian) original compositions. Tristan has worked with influential modern artists such as Steve Reich, Caroline Shaw, Sigur Rós and David Lang and performed with prominent contemporary groups including Talea Ensemble, Argento New Music, Ensemble Signal and Wet Ink. He has performed on Broadway in the Tony award-winning Oklahoma!, been a featured artist on Hudson Basillica’s 24-Hour Drone Festival, and can be heard on soundtracks for Netflix’s The Witcher, PBS’s Frontline and Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle. His most recent album of original compositions, Images of One with Jessica Pavone, was released February 17th on Relative Pitch Records. Tristan holds a master’s degree from The Hartt School of music where he studied with Robert Black. 

Upcoming Performances

Sept 10 – The Four Seasons According to Glass and Piazzolla

Sept 11 – Grotto III: German Masterpieces

Praised by The Strad magazine as having “lyricism that stood out…a silky tone and beautiful, supple lines,” Milena has established herself as one of the most sought-after violists of her generation. In addition to appearances as a soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic, the Jacksonville Symphony, and the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra, she has performed in recitals and chamber-music concerts throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia.  

Milena was the founding violist of the Dover Quartet and played in the group from 2008-2022. During her tenure, the Dover Quartet was the First Prize-winner and recipient of every special award at the Banff International String Quartet Competition 2013 and winner of the Gold Medal and Grand Prize in the 2010 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Her numerous awards also include First Prize of the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition and top prizes at the Sphinx Competition and the Tokyo International Viola Competition. While in the Dover Quartet, Milena was on the faculty at The Curtis Institute of Music and Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music and a part of the Quartet in Residence of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the newly formed piano quartet “Espressivo!” along with acclaimed artists Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, and Anna Polonsky. 

Upcoming Performances:

Sept 10 – Music Hike II: Free Voices of Eastern Europe

Sept 10 – The Four Seasons According to Glass & Piazzolla

Sept 11 – Grotto III: German Masterpieces