Violinist
Stephanie Chase

Recognized as "one of the violin greats of our era" through solo appearances with more than 170 orchestras that include the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, and London Symphony, Stephanie Chase garners continuing acclaim for her "elegance, dexterity, rhythmic vitality and great imagination" (Boston Globe), "stunning power" (Louisville Courier-Journal), "matchless technique" (BBC Music Magazine), and “virtuosity galore” (Gramophone).

Cellist
Jeffrey Solow

“His intonation is irreproachable, his technique clean, his tone uncommonly pure, and he communicates directly with a musical sensitivity that demands and holds the attention." – The Los Angeles Times
“Solow finished off the crowd with incandescent readings of lollipops by
Boccherini, Prokofiev, and Carl Davidov, grandfather of the Russian cello school.
It was totally insane, and the audience was shrieking at the end.” Laurence Vittes: The Huffington Post

Violinist
Donna Fairbanks

Recording artist and soloist with American orchestras and recitalist in Beijing, China, Massachusetts,  Spain, Washington, DC, Rotterdam, Germany, Budapest, Hungary, at the Ghent Festival in Belgium the Hagibor Center in Prague; and Nanjing Normal University in China, violinist Donna Fairbanks is also dedicated to the development of the Utah Valley University Department of Music.

Cellist
Cheung Chau

As cellist Chau performed as soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and the Macao Orchestra, among others, in chamber music and solo recitals at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Beijing Concert Hall, Merkin Hall and Jordan Hall, recorded for Acte Preable as member of Atma Trio, and recorded for Hong Kong Radio and Television corporation, China Central Television, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, and Irish Radio. He is a National Arts Associate member in conducting with Sigma Alpha Iota.

Violinist
Simon Gollo

Award-winning Swiss-Venezuelan violinist Simon Gollo, has performed with or as a soloist with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (Philadelphia, USA), at Kaufmann Concert Hall (NY, USA), with the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, at National Gallery of Art (Washington DC, USA), at Bolivar Hall (London, UK), Teatro Teresa Carreño (Caracas, Venezuela), Auditorio Blas Galindo, (Mexico City, Mexico), and Teatro Mayor, (Bogota, Colombia).

Violinist
Blanka Bednarz

Blanka Bednarz has concertized in the USA, United Kingdom, Poland, Germany, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, and Lithuania; in Boston, Philadelphia, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Aula UAM and White Hall in Poznan, Lake Placid, Cardiff, and  at the Highlands-Cashiers, Chanterelle, and Mozart Festivals in Poznan, Wieniawski Festival, Days of Szymanowski, and the International Chopin and Friends Festival in New York.

Violinist
Monte Belknap

Top prizewinner at the Starling International Violin Competition at the Aspen Music Festival, Monte Belknap studie with the world-renowned pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the University of Cincinnati Conservatoy and served on the faculty for the Starling Preparatory String Project as the graduate assistant of Kurt Sassmannshaus. He records as concertmaster for film, television and video games and performs as soloist and chamber musician worldwide.

Clarinetist
Russell Harlow

Recording artist, chamber musician, soloist, Russell Harlow is hailed as one of the finest solo and chamber clarinetists today.
Critics say: "Russell Harlow, clarinetist and co-director of the festival, was nothing short of brilliant..he showed what an extraordinary chamber musician he is with his engaging and disarmingly light-handed performance. He captured the melodicism and tender simplicity of the music with his refined and elegant performance." Deseret News
"Harlow's cantabile prowess never failed to touch the soul." Salt Lake Tribune

Violist
Leslie Harlow

Festival founder and director, Juilliard-trained violist Leslie Harlow is equally at home diving into major chamber works with like-minded professional colleagues and recording solos for film and television soundtracks. Under her direction the Beethoven Festival, Utah's oldest classical music festival, has presented nearly 700 chamber music concerts from Utah to New York City.