MeeAe Nam, soprano, acclaimed by the German Passauer Presse as "easy, flawless and effortlessly expressive.” She has appeared as a guest artist with the Colorado Symphony, Boulder Philharmonic, Neuss Chamber Orchestra and Colorado Summer Music Festival, Denver Philharmonic, Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, the American Liszt Society, Boulder Bach Festival, Vianden International Music Festival, Franziskanerkirche Summer Music Series during the Salzburg Music Festival, among others.
Known for her musical versatility, sensitivity and genuine interpretation, she has established a reputation in a wide variety of music, including early music, chamber music, oratorio and stage works, and as a recitalist. She has premiered music written for her, and collaborated with living composers, including Joseph Dorfman’s one act opera Shulamith for soprano and percussion, Voice of River Han by David Mullikin, and David Kirtley’s Haiku Songs of Karigane. She has received recognition for her brilliant performances of Georgy Kurtag’s Kafka Fragmente for soprano and violin, Tan Dun’s Silkroad: for Soprano and Percussionist, and James Mobberly’s Words of Love.
Nam holds degrees from University of Colorado at Boulder and Sookmyung University (Seoul, South Korea), and is professor of voice at Eastern Michigan University.
Paul Thompson was born in Manchester, England, and has taught at Colgate University in New York, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and Murray State University, Kentucky. He is currently professor of Flute and University Studies at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. As a performer he has appeared throughout the United States (including National Flute Association Conventions at New Orleans, Los Angeles, New York, Dallas and Chicago), Europe and China. At Southeast he has taught around 40 different courses, ranging from Victorian Studies, Jazz Appreciation, Functional Piano to The Age of Beethoven and The Life & Times of Winston Churchill. Additionally, he can be heard as one of the voices of Caffe Concerto, the classical music show on NPR affiliate KRCU.
Maryse Carlin has performed throughout the United States and abroad, both as a pianist and harpsichordist. She made her harpsichord debut recital at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York under the auspices of Jeunesses Musicales. Since then, she has appeared at the Whitney Museum in New York, in Jordan Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Isabella Gardner Museum under the auspices of the Westfield Center for Early Keyboard Studies, and as guest artist with the Boston Musica Viva, Fromm Foundation Concerts at Harvard University, and the Marlboro Festival Music. As soloist with orchestra, she has collaborated with conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, Roger Norrington, Nicholas McGegan, Raymond Leppard and José-Luis Garcia. In 1992 she performed as fortepianist on the "Great Performers at Lincoln Center: Mozart Marathon at Alice Tully Hall. Recent concert appearances have taken her to France, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and China.She has recorded music of Rameau and Forqueray on the harpsichord, as well as Schubert four hands works with Seth Carlin on the Naiad label, and lately a CD of Italian cantatas and sonatas with the Kingsbury Ensemble.