Yury Shubov, born in Odessa, Ukraine, began studying violin at the age of 5. During his early years of formal instruction, he showed a strong aptitude for music. As a member of several youth ensembles, he performed on Ukrainian television as well as in a variety of venues including The Odessa Opera House. After moving to the United States, he continued his music education through private study and at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City. He gained an appreciation for orchestral and chamber music while performing a range of works from composers baroque to contemporary.

Yury continued to develop his musical style at SUNY College at Fredonia. He was the concertmaster of the College Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra, and was in the pit orchestra of four opera productions (The Yeomen of the Guard, The Merry Widow, The Marriage of Figaro, and The Pirates of Penzance) and five musicals (1776, Into the Woods, Sweet Charity, Once Upon a Mattress, and The Boyfriend). Yury was frequently invited to play with the Fredonia Chamber Players (currently known as the Western New York Chamber Orchestra), the colleges professional orchestra-in-residence, which is comprised of faculty and local professional musicians. He also assistant-taught a violin class for future music teachers. Additionally, Yury led a string quartet that was often referred by faculty to couples looking to hire wedding musicians.

After graduation, Yury returned to New York City and quickly integrated himself into the music scene. He taught violin in private music schools while performing with local groups in and around the city. The premiere of The Spitfire Grill (at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ) was his debut in the Off-Off-Broadway field. The Prospect Theater Company later hired Yury for productions of several new musicals: Illyria, The Pursuit of Persephone, The Iron Curtain, The Flood, and Honor.

As a wedding musician, Yury has worked for top music contractors and has performed for many high-profile clients. He plays an average of 40 weddings a year. His leadership skills and extensive experience in special-occasion music has made him a great asset to his employers. Every wedding brings the new challenge of creating the perfect ambiance for each individual client, a challenge that Yury is always happy to accept.
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Aminda Asher is a professional cellist living and working in New York City. She has been involved with several regional orchestras in the New York metropolitan area including the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Riverside Symphonia, The Chelsea Symphony, and Astoria Symphony, and has also played for several musical theater productions with the Prospect Theater Company and Making Books Sing.

An avid chamber musician, Ms.Asher regularly plays with a variety of chamber ensembles including NeoLit; a chamber group dedicated to performing works from the 20th and 21st centuries. She has also organized and performed for many special events in the New York metropolitan area.

Ms.Asher has appeared in concerts at many of New York’s greatest performance venues including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall, The Chamber Music Society’s Rose Studio at Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, Bargemusic, and (Le) Poisson Rouge.

A dedicated teacher, Ms.Asher is currently on the faculty of Tenafly Music Academy in Tenafly, New Jersey, as well as maintaining a private studio.

Ms.Asher holds a B.M. in cello performance from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music where she studied with Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and Sharon Robinson. She received her M.M in Orchestral Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, studying with Alan Stepansky.
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Violinist and composer Andrii Didorenko was born in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, to a family of professional musicians. He earned his Master’s Degree at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where he studied with the renowned professor Marina Yashvili. During his graduate and post-graduate years, Mr. Didorenko appeared as a soloist with Moscow Symphony Orchestra and Moscow Camerata Chamber Orchestra.

From 1999 to 2004, he lived and worked in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. There he regularly performed as a soloist, orchestra member, and chamber musician. During that period, many of his works for violin were composed and successfully performed throughout Taiwan, Russia, and Ukraine. Since 2006, Mr. Didorenko has been living in New York. Recently published in the US are his First Sonata for solo violin, Piano Trio, and String Quartet. A CD of his classical works, Go 4 Sonatas, was released in 2008.

In addition to his work in the field of classical music, Andrii Didorenko plays in his Moscow-based progressive rock band, Lost World, in which he is the principal author of music and lyrics as well as the violin and guitar player. The band's most recent album, the all-instrumental Sound Source, was published by the French label Musea in 2009.
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Audrey Lo studied both the violin and piano from her youth. Her path to study music has brought her to win her first competition at the age of 11. Later, while studying at Manhattan School Pre-College Division, Ms. Lo won her first concerto competition and performed the Wieniawski Violin Concerto N. 2 with Maestro Jonathan Strasser. Her other merits include an American Teacher’s Association Award for Chamber Music and her Lincoln Center debut with the InterSchool Orchestra of New York performing Saint-Saen’s Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso.

Ms. Lo has studied with Guo Si Young, Lucie Robert, Masao Kawasaki, Daniel Phillips, and Todd Phillips. She holds B. M. degree from SUNY Purchase, and M. M. degree from Mannes College of Music. Currently, Ms. Lo freelances in the New York and the greater metropolitan area. She serves as Concertmaster of Ensemble 212, is a member of Philharmonic of Americas, and also performs frequently with Albany Symphony and Symphony in C.
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