About the Artists


    Elyse Knobloch has extensive experience performing with a variety of ensembles including the Boston Woodwind Trio, Storm King Woodwind Quintet, Hudson Chamber Music Society, the Ariel Trio, Aves Musicum, and Northern Westchester Flutes. She has been heard as chamber musician and soloist at New England Life Hall, SUNY at Purchase, Concordia College, Boston Conservatory, Downtown Music at Grace, and on WCRB, Boston radio. Ms. Knobloch has performed in orchestras in Boston, MA and in Westchester and Rockland counties in NY.

An avid supporter of new music, Ms. Knobloch has performed premières of works by John Bavicchi, Joel Kabakov, John Leslie Adams, Peter Frost, and others. Additional contemporary performances include the music of Ludmila Ulehla, Joan Tower, and Bruce Lazarus.
    Peter Press performs as guitarist with a wide array of distinguished ensembles including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York Philharmonic, Mid-Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, American Symphony, Amor-Artis, and many others. His repertoire covers a vast spectrum of styles, ranging from Vivaldi concertos to Mahler symphonies and Gershwin opera. Performances have taken him to Harvard and Columbia, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and Caramoor.

Mr. Press has performed and recorded premières of new works by leading composers: Hans Werner Henze, David Del Tredici, Ben Alaway and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies among others. He collaborates with new music ensembles such as Consortium, Speculum Musicae, League of Composers ISCM, and Parnassus. He has recorded for Koch International, Bridge, DRG, RCA Victor and Centauer Labels. Festival appearances have included those with Marlboro, Summergarden and Music in the Mountains.




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