Inner Loop Chamber Players
Brahms • Sonata for Viola and Piano in E-flat major, Op. 120, No. 2
Tchaikovsky • Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50
Fauré • Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15
Violinist Regino Madrid is an active soloist, concertmaster and chamber musician in the Washington, DC area. He is concertmaster of The American Pops Orchestra and The McLean Orchestra, and has appeared as guest concertmaster for the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, National Gallery Orchestra, National Philharmonic, Chesapeake Orchestra at St. Mary River Concert Series, the Alexandria Symphony, and the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio. Madrid is a founding member of the critically acclaimed Teiber Trio and has played in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Library of Congress, the Phillips Collection, and The White House. Since making his solo debut at 16, he has appeared with orchestras throughout the United States and abroad. Solo performances include concertos by Beethoven, Bartok, Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Bernstein, Chausson, Waxman, Vivaldi, Piazzolla, and Richter. Madrid received his bachelor of music degree in violin performance from the Cleveland Institute after pursuing a Physiological Science degree from UCLA. The music festivals in which he has participated include Santa Barbara Music Academy of the West, Holland Music Sessions, Musicorda, Idyllwilde (CA), and Soundfest (Cape Cod) with the Colorado Quartet. He currently plays on a J.B. Vuillaume violin from 1871.
Violist Jennifer Ries grew up in the D.C. area, and returned in 2004 after playing with the Kansas City Symphony for nine years. She received her Bachelors in Viola from the Oberlin Conservatory, and while studying there received three Tanglewood fellowships and an Aspen Orchestral fellowship, and played in the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in 1985 and 1986. Jennifer received her Masters in Chamber Music from the Chamber Music Center at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she played concerts regularly with the faculty, and guest artists such as Martha Katz, Peter Oundjian, Ian Swenson, Bonnie Hampton, and members of the San Francisco Symphony. Upon graduation she played as rotating Principal Viola with the New World Symphony, where she won their concerto competition and performed with the orchestra. During her time in Kansas City, she tought viola at the University of Minnesota’s School of music, where she also played with the Minnesota Orchestra. She currently freelances and teaches in the D.C. area. A very special reunion with pianist Glenn Sales at the Washington Ballet inspired her to found the Inner Loop Chamber Players.
Cellist Amy Frost Baumgarten joined the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra as principal cellist in 2000, and has been a featured soloist with the orchestra. Praised by Tim Page of the Washington Post for “lovely solo turns from the cello”, her career has encompassed orchestral and chamber music, solo performances, and teaching. She serves on the faculty of George Mason University and Eastern Music Festival, where she has performed in numerous highly acclaimed chamber recitals broadcast by National Public Radio. Amy has played with chamber ensembles throughout the United States including the conductor-less New Century Chamber Orchestra in San Francisco; Colorado Chamber Players; and the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra. Previously she was principal cellist for several orchestras on both coasts, and taught at Hartt School of Music and Wesleyan University. While a graduate student at Yale School of Music she performed on the Grammy nominated Yale Cellos Delos albums. Amy also attended the New School of Music and the University of Pennsylvania.
Pianist Glenn Sales has been well-known to Washington, DC audiences since his National Symphony Orchestra debut at age 14 and his subsequent invitations as soloist with the NSO. He attended the Juilliard School on scholarship and was featured in 1980 on PBS as the winner of the Beethoven Fellowship for American Pianists in a performance of Chopin’s Études, Opus 25. He has been a guest pianist at American Ballet Theatre since 1990 and has also played for The Royal Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Washington Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet and Suzanne Farrell Ballet for performances and a film for the Balanchine Foundation of Meditation. Sales has collaborated with Damian Woetzel and Yo-Yo Ma in projects at The Kennedy Center, public schools in the Washington, DC area, the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshorn Museum and The White House.