|GENE KAVADLO, Clarinet|
Founder of VIVA KLEZMER ! and Principal Clarinetist with the Charlotte Symphony since 1975; Principal Clarinetist with Jacksonville Symphony; music degrees from Queens College, NY, and Indiana university; awarded Performer's Certificate for outstanding recital performance; clarinet studies with Augustin Duques, Earl Bates, Robert McGinnis, James Pyne; soloist with Charlotte Symphony; active chamber music recitalist and faculty member with several area colleges and universities; Rico Reed representative.
ALI KAVADLO, Violin/Percussion
Principal Violist with the Charlotte Symphony since 1975; Principal Violist with Jacksonville Symphony; violin studies with Kurt Federick (UNM), and Eudice Shapiro (USC) and viola studies with Michael Tree (Guarneri Quartet) and William Lincer (Juilliard); music degrees from the University of New Mexico and the University of Southern California; active recitalist and teacher.
MIKE MOSLEY, Guitar
Co-Principal Bass with the Charlotte Symphony, Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina; music degrees from Hardin Simmons University, Texas and Indiana University.
RON BRENDLE, Bass
1991 recipient of NC Arts Council Jazz Composer's Fellowship; music degree from Appalachian State University; performed and recorded with jazz greats Charlie Bird, Herb Ellis, Mose Allison, and Clark Terry.