Carol Margolis

Carol Margolis graduated from Grinnell College with a degree in American Studies and a minor in Violin Performance. At Grinnell she studied performance with Delmar Pettys of the Lenox String Quartet.  She studied ensemble playing with Bonnie Hampton and Nathan Swartz of the Francesco Trio. She went on to the University of Minnesota to study performance and pedagogy with Shirley Santoro and Mary West.  Carol is a 25 year member of the Lake String Quartet and has played a variety of other professional venues including the Minnesota Opera, The State Fair Orchestra, Ruperts Club, Broadway shows and the Viennese Strings. She is the Concertmistress of the Minneapolis Civic Orchestra and an Artist member of Thursday Musical.

Nanette Scott Goldman

Nanette Scott Goldman is a freelance violinist and violist in the Minneapolis – St. Paul area. She has been a member of the Kenwood Chamber and St.Paul Civic Orchestras, and served for 6 years as principal viola for the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis. She is currently a violist with the professional chamber orchestra the Minnesota Sinfonia. Nanette plays regularly for the touring Broadway shows at the State, Orpheum and Ordway theaters. Other venues where she often performs include the Guthrie theater and the Northrup Auditorium (Ballet series).

She is an Artist member of the Thursday Musical organization. Nationally recognized artists with whom Nanette has played range from classical to popular, including Charlotte Church, Luciano Pavarotti, Sarah Brightman, Lyle Lovett, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Josh Groban, and Prince. She can be heard on many TV and radio commercials, as well as the recordings of local artists the Honeydogs and the Hornheads. Nanette is a professor of Classical Languages at Macalester College.

Ingrid Koller

Ingrid Koller is a freelance violist and violin/viola teacher in the Twin Cities area.  She has played in numerous ensembles and orchestras including the St. Paul Civic Symphony, the First Unitarian Society Orchestra, and the Anoka Opera Ensemble.  She has played in the Lake String Quartet for 17 years and is an Artist member of Thursday Musical.  Nationally recognized artists with whom Ingrid has played include Roy Clark and contemporary Christian recording artists, Michael Card and Fernando Ortega.  She is a member of the contemporary Christian rock group EDGE.  Ingrid is a founder and co-director of the Early Bird String Academy.  She studied with John Tartaglia at the University of Minnesota where she obtained a BM in Viola Performance.  Other teachers include Rennie Regher of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Milton Thomas at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California.

Daryl Carlson

Daryl Carlson is the founder of the Lake string Quartet, which has performed continually in and around the Twin Cities area since 1981. He is a Minneapolis native and began cello studies with Paul Thomas and Ruth Fischer. He went on to work with Tanya Remenikova at the University of Minnesota and with Sachiya Isomura and Mina Fisher. He has played with a number of area orchestras, as principal cellist with the Augsburg College Orchestra, the Little Symphony of Minneapolis, and Allegro Sinfonia and as section cellist with the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis and the Bloomington Symphony. He plays regularly in freelance orchestras and ensembles throughout the Twin City area. He is an Artist member of Thursday Musical and has performed for Schubert Club Metropolitan Artist series concerts. As a free lance musician he has worked in various film, audio, and stage productions for such performers and artists as Prince, the Dixie Chicks, and Theatre de la Jeune Lune. He is an active teacher and maintains a studio of cello students. He has participated in many school presentations as an individual and as a member of the Nokomis Piano Quartet and the Lake String Quartet.


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