Meet the Cuddle Concert Musicians!
Doors open 30 minutes prior to each concert for a preconcert craft activity hosted by UCR Arts and an infant massage play-shop, hosted by Project Chela Sow and Grow.
Annemarie Guzy, Artistic Director
Ms. Annemarie Guzy is a renowned artistic collaborator specializing in designing and producing exceptional live concerts and elevating educational experiences. Collaborations include numerous productions and education programs for and with organizations such as the Fred Rogers Company, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, National Park Service, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, The Dominican Dream Project, the Seattle Symphony and the Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program. With a Masters in Piano Performance from New England Conservatory, and a dual degree Bachelors of Arts in English Literature and Cultures and Music from Brown University, Ms. Guzy is recognized for her creativity, vibrancy, and innovative approach to live performance and educational programs nationally and internationally. Ms. Guzy is also the Visual and Performing Arts Specialist for the Riverside Unified School District.
Susan Mohini Kane, soprano
American soprano, teacher, and author, Susan Mohini Kane, has enjoyed a versatile career as an established classical and crossover vocal artist as well as an author and tenured professor of voice and opera at Cal State LA. Kane’s "crystal-clear voice and impeccable technique" (LA Culture Spot Magazine) has kept her teaching and performing professionally for over two decades.
Luke Hilland, French Horn
Luke Hilland grew up in Altadena, California and began his instruction on the horn in high school. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Redlands where he was a Concerto Competition Prize Winner. Luke also holds a Master of Music in Performance from Northwestern University where he studied with renowned horn player, Gail Williams. He performs regularly with ensembles across Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. Luke was recently appointed 4th horn with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Ransom Wilson. Luke currently resides in Riverside, California.
Sarah Dudas, violin
Dr. Sarah Dudas maintains an active career as a freelance violinist and violist, currently serving as a substitute with the Redlands and San Bernardino Symphonies. Previously, she performed in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area, substituting with ensembles such as the Annapolis Symphony, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She spent three summers under the baton of Helmuth Rilling at the Oregon Bach Festival and three years as a violinist with the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. In addition to performing, Dr. Dudas maintains her own private studio in Redlands, California She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in performance from Southern Methodist University, New England Conservatory, and the University of Southern California, where her former teachers include Jan Sloman, James Buswell, Hagai Shaham, and Kathleen Winkler.