Meet the musicians for the Cuddle Concerts!

DEC.  7: Sleigh Ride

Artistic Director Annemarie Guzy

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.

Soprano Susan Mohini Kane

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. 

Violinist Mari Mizutani

Mari Mizutani has performed with several ensembles in the

Southern California, including San Bernardino Symphony, Performance

Riverside, College of the Desert, McCallum Theater, California Desert

Chorale, Musical Theater West.  Ms. Mizutani can be seen in the PBS special “Beyond Celtic” featuring Michael Londra.  Ms. Mizutani has collaborated with artists such as Smokey Robinson, Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Cetera, Deadmau5, and Andre Watts, and others. As a regular session musician, Ms. Mizutani has recorded several projects at Warner Bros., FOX, and Sony studios.

Cellist Ana Maria Maldonado

Ana Maria Maldonado received her Master of Music in Cello Performance from the University of Southern California and her Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from Texas Tech University.  Ana Maria was awarded a J. D Rockefeller Fellowship to promote Western Classical Music in Bangkok, Thailand where she played in the Kennedy String Quartet.  The Kennedy String Quartet traveled throughout Asia concertizing under the auspices of the United States Information Service.  Currently, Ana Maria teaches at Cal Poly Pomona, UC Riverside, Chaffey College, Cal Baptist University, and Riverside Community College.  She has served as principal cellist of the San Bernardino Symphony since 1983 and is a free lance musician.   

Pianist Alastair Edmonstone

Dr. Alastair Edmonstone has performed as soloist, chamber musician and collaborative pianist throughout North America, Europe, and Africa, in venues such as Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Boston's Jordan Hall, and the Seattle Art Museum.  A native of Perth, Scotland, Alastair holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Washington, a Master of Music and Graduate Diploma from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and his undergraduate degree in Piano from Birmingham Conservatoire in England.  Currently, Dr. Edmonstone is the Collaborative Pianist and Music Director of Opera Theater at California State University San Bernardino.

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