The Dumas Quartet was formed earlier this year when four musicians came together for a chamber music reading session and decided to pursue playing together on a regular basis. Since its formation, Jordan Fusco has taken the violist's chair. Each member brings years of chamber music experience gained through summer festivals and playing concerts all over the tri-State area, as well as throughout Europe and North America. They strive to present engaging concerts and commentary that connects audiences directly with great music.
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) - String Quartet No. 3 in F major Op. 73
James Keene (violin) is a versatile soloist, chamber musician, and music pedagogue. After attending Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, he received his B.M. from Rutgers University, and received his Masters from San Francisco Conservatory. Starting in high school, he has played solo, chamber, and orchestral performances for audiences throughout China, Italy, Spain, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and the USA. Currently, as founder of Classical Revolution NJ he schedules chamber music performances throughout the central NJ area. He travels frequently between the east and west coast for performances in the Bay Area. Also, as a faculty member of Newark School of the Arts, he instructs the Carollo Scholarship violin students there. His principal teachers have been Todd Phillips, Carmit Zori, Lenuta Ciulei, and Wei-He.
Noah Baum is a violinist and teacher based in Princeton, NJ. He holds a BFA in violin performance and physics from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as a Masters of Arts in Teaching from TCNJ. Noah began studying the violin at age 5 and has studied with Cyrus Forough and Michael Locati. He has performed in several international music festivals including Bowdoin International Music Festival, Colorado College Music Festival, and the Castleman Quartet Program. Noah was the winner of the Princeton Music Club Scholarship in 2009 for which he gave a performance right here at Looking Glass Pond.
Cellist David Agia began his first lessons at the age of 9. He received his BM from Rutgers University where upon graduation he was presented with the "Excellence in String Performance" award. Following his studies at Rutgers he completed his MM at the Academy of Music and Dance in Cologne, Germany. His principle teachers were George Atanasiu, Jonathan Spitz, and Hans-Christian Schweiker. He has participated in numerous masterclasses including Le Conservatoire Américain (Fontainebleau, France), Quartet Program (Fredonia, NY), Savonlinna Summer Music Academy (Savonlinna, Finland) and Orvieto Festival of Strings (Orvieto, Italy) and is a prizewinner of multiple competitions, such as the ANEMOS International Competition (Rome, Italy), Rutgers Sinfonia Concerto Competition, and Mason Gross Chamber Music Competition. His experience in a variety of different musical genres has brought him to concert halls throughout Europe, Mexico, and the USA, and national television broadcasts in Italy and
Spain. David currently calls central NJ his home, where he enjoys teaching cello as well as playing all types of concerts. With a special affinity towards chamber music, he has been a member of various piano trios and string quartets. David is happy to play a cello made in Paris by Gustave Bernardel.
Violist Jordan Fusco is an active performer, freelancer, and teacher in the North Jersey area. She has performed in a wide variety of genres from musical theater to orchestral to pop. A passionate chamber musician, she is co-founder of Chamber Music Society of North Jersey. She holds a bachelor’s degree in violin and an artist diploma in viola from Montclair State University. Mrs. Fusco obtained her master’s degree in viola performance from Mannes College under the tutelage of Paul Neubauer. Recent engagements include performances with the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra as well as the newly formed Montclair Orchestra.
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