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Presenting the

Lark Quartet


Sept 20, 2015

3:00 PM at the
Stamford United Methodist Church
88 Main St, Stamford NY Calendar General Info Contact FoM Donate Founders & VIPs Concert Archive

Lark Quartet

Deborah Buck, violin

Basia Danilow, violin

Kathryn Lockwood, viola

Caroline Stinson, cello.


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Photo of Deborah BuckDeborah Buck,

Described as performing with a surpassing degree of imagination and vibrant sound, violinist Deborah Buck has built a strong and varied musical career. Since 2009, she has served as the tenured concertmaster of the Brooklyn Philharmonic which recently commissioned a solo piece by Randall Woolf, “Gandharba’s Song.”


Deborah Buck has distinguished herself as a unique and versatile violinist while proving equal ease in performing with artists like Itzhak Perlman and Erikah Badu. She has recorded for motion pictures and television, and was the soloist in Turner Classics’ The Scarlett Letter. Her recitals have been heard in broadcasts around the U.S., and she has been a soloist with orchestras including the Little Orchestra Society, Brooklyn Philharmonic, and the West Virginia Symphony.

Ms. Buck is Assistant Professor of Violin at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music and serves with her husband, Anthony Mazzocchi, as the Co-Executive Director of the Kinhaven Music School. Ms. Buck performs on a violin by Vincenzo Postiglione, graciously on loan by Ray and Marcia Corwin.

Read more about Deborah Buck and listen to more examples of her work at her Web site



Photo of Basia DanilowBasia Danilow, violin

Basia Danilow enjoys a diverse musical life encompassing chamber music, recording, orchestral and solo performances in the US and abroad. A winner of the Artists International Competition she has appeared in recital at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall and the Kosciuszko Foundation as well as in Yugoslavia and Russia.


In addition to her busy schedule as a member of the internationally acclaimed Lark Quartet, Ms Danilow is concertmaster of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra often appearing as soloist, a member of the Orchestra of St. Lukes and performs regularly with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Radio and television broadcasts include WQXR, NPR’s “Performance Today,” Vermont Public Radio and PBS.

Basia Danilow regularly appears at numerous festivals such as Caramoor, Lincoln Center Festival, Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, Windham, Music Festival of the Hamptons, and the International Summer Institute at the Moscow Conservatory. She has recorded for Sony, Atlantic, RCA Victor Red Seal and Bridge Records.


Photo of Kathryn LockwoodKathryn Lockwood, viola

Kathryn Lockwood has been hailed as a violist of exceptional talents in reviews around the country and abroad for her performances as a chamber musician and soloist. Formerly a founding member of the Pacifica Quartet, she currently performs with the Lark Quartet, duoJalal with percussionist and husband Yousif Sheronick, and she teaches at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.


Kathryn is frequently invited back to her homeland of Australia to perform with the Camerata of St.John’s and to teach at her alma mater school, the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. CD credits include a solo CD of Viola Music by Inessa Zaretsky, Fireoptics, duoJalal’s A Different World, and several Lark and Pacifica Quartet recordings.

Kathryn plays on an unknown Italian viola from the 18th Century Brescian School and performs during the summer for the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble in NC, Elm City ChamberFest in CT and at the Telluride ChamberFest in CO.

Read more about Kathryn Lockwwod and hear more of her work at her Web site



Photo of Caroline StinsonCaroline Stinson, cello

Praised for her vibrant lyricism, fresh interpretations and expressive performances, cellist Caroline Stinson is sought after in the US, Canada and Europe as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician for concerts of traditional and contemporary repertoire. Ms. Stinson’s solo invitations include the Museum of Modern Art’s Summergarden Series, Poisson Rouge and Bargemusic in New York City; Cité de la Musique Strasbourg and the Lucerne Festival in Europe, and the Centennial Centre and Winspear Halls in Canada.


Caroline’s début CD, Lines, was released in 2011 on Albany Records and she has over a dozen chamber music recordings to her credit. She plays frequently in duo with Molly Morkoski, is a member of the new music and improvisation group Open End, and is co-Artistic Director of the Weekend of Chamber Music in NY with her husband Andy Waggoner. Caroline teaches cello and chamber music at The Juilliard School in New York City.

Read more about Caroline Stinson and hear more of her work at her Web site

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