Bios

 

ANTONIA NELSON, Founder & Violinist

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Antonia  moved to New York City to pursue a masters degree in Violin Performance from New York University.   Having had a successful musical string group in Atlanta for nearly 10 years; the Phoenix String Trio, she wanted to find talented musicians to share in the dream of making beautiful music and thus; The Anthology Strings was born.  Antonia has been a part of many musical groups such as The New World Symphony, The Charleston Symphony, Atlanta Baroque, and SIREN Baroque. She is also founder of SIREN Baroque - an all-women Baroque ensemble.  Aside from playing, she also counts artist management and working in businesses that promote women as a passion.

 

KIERSTEN J.CUNNINGHAM, Violin & Viola

Originally from New York, Kiersten has performed with various ensembles throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and South America.  She received her Bachelor of Music from Ithaca College, where she studied both violin and viola.  After moving to NYC in 2004, her graduate studies have included Mannes College of Music and New York University and she has performed at such venues as the Staller Center, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, and the Blue Note.  Kiersten enjoys working with every genre, from Classical/Opera to Jazz/Rock.  Previous and current ensembles include the Binghamton Philharmonic, Tri-Cities Opera, Combo Nuvo, and One World Symphony Orchestra.

 

ALLISON SEIDNER, Cello

Born and raised in New York City, Allison has enjoyed exploring the rest of the country while on tour for most of the last decade. Since returning home, she has performed on and below the stage at venues from Joe's Pub and the Blue Note to Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.  Recent engagements include: The Addams Family(Broadway), South Pacific (Broadway), Wicked (Broadway), Yank! (Off-Broadway)The Light in the Piazza (Weston Playhouse), The Fartiste (Best Musical, NY Fringe Festival), studio recordings for commercials/film/cast albums, and performances with The Chelsea Symphony, Manhattan Sinfonia, Clay Aiken and Kanye West.  National/International Tours: The King and I, Jekyll and Hyde, The Music Man, Miss Saigon, Aida.

  

CORRINA ALBRIGHT, Viola 

A graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.  She enjoys playing an eclectic variety of music, from classical to rock.  Corrina has performed with Sufjan Stevens and Duncan Sheik.  She plays with jazz musicians including saxophonist John Ellis, bassist Anna Mette Iverson, trombonist Alan Ferber and bassist Ike Sturm.  She can be heard with Dicapo Opera, Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Chelsea Opera, Lyrica Chamber Orchestra and Joseph C. Phillips' ensembles Numinous and Pulse.  Corrina is a member of the Brooklyn based indie band La Strada (www.myspace.com/lastradanyc) .  She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, trombonist Tim Albright.

  

JESSIE NELSON, Violin

Originally from the Twin Cities of St. Paul-Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jessie Nelson began her violin studies at age 4.  After receiving a Performance degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and performing with Madison symphony orchestra, she moved to Colorado played professionally with several symphonies & chamber groups in Denver & Boulder such as the Sinfonia of Colorado.  In 1999, Jessie moved to New York City to pursue more eclectic performance opportunities and has since been in the recording studio for rock bands and independent films.  She is often heard performing with rock, country, jazz and folk bands and has performed in some of the city’s top venues such as the Blue Note, Joe’s Pub and The Knitting Factory. 

  

ANNEKE SCHAUL-YODER, Cello

Anneke Schaul-Yoder, is a versatile and talented Cellist.  She attended Yale University (BA in Music) and the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music as a student of Julia Lichten.  Anneke is a member of the Artemis Chamber Ensemble.  She has studied chamber music with members of the American, Brentano, Juilliard, Mendelssohn, Orion, Tokyo, and Ying Quartets, and was recently invited to perform chamber music at the German Consulate in New York.  In addition to her private teaching studio, Anneke is a graduate teaching assistant in chamber music at Mannes, where she plays with and coaches undergraduate string quartets.