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Oleana Chamber Players



Biography

An exciting collective of professional musicians, Washington DC’s own Oleana Chamber Players is committed to bringing its audiences thrilling performances of the world’s greatest music.

Members of the Oleana Players possess training from the world’s great music schools and employ them in different capacities around the Washington DC area in addition to their performances with the Oleana Chamber Players.

Australian violinist Alexandra Osborne was appointed to The National Symphony Orchestra as the youngest member of the violin section in 2009.  She has also appeared at the Taos, Pan Pacific, Kneisel Hall and Sarasota Music Festivals, and was named a feature artist in the January 2007 Symphony magazine.  Ms. Osborne graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from The Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Pamela Frank, Aaron Rosand, Joseph Silverstein, and members of the Guarneri Quartet.  She earned a Master of Music Degree from The Juilliard School studying with Ronald Copes of The Juilliard Quartet.  

While still a student at The Cleveland Institute of Music, Ryan Murphy had already made his solo debut with both the Cleveland Orchestra followed by an invitation to appear as soloist with the Detroit Symphony. He has participated in the Pacific Music Festival, Tanglewood, Kent Blossom, and Round Top Festivals.  Mr. Murphy graduated from The Cleveland Institute of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree where he was awarded the Ellis A. Feiman Award given annually to only one graduating cellist.  He received a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School.  

A native Minnesotan, violist Tyler Sieh has performed extensively throughout the Washington DC as a member of the United States Air Force Strings. Prior to playing with the Air Force Tyler performed with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, the Akron Symphony and Erie Philharmonic as well as serving as principal viola of the Ashland Symphony.  Mr. Sieh studied with Thomas Turner of the Minnesota Orchestra before attending the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with Mark Jackobs and Lynne Ramsey of the Cleveland Orchestra. 

Born in Montréal, Québec, Sophia Kim Cook began studying piano at the age 6 at École musique Vincent d’Indy. She decided to pursue piano studies first at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec de Montréal, and finishing at McGill University, receiving both her Bachelors and Masters of Music there.  Sophia has since relocated to the United States with her husband.  Upon moving to Washington DC, Ms. Kim Cook has maintained a busy schedule, including teaching Early Childhood Music at the Levine School of Music, and accompanying many soloists and ensembles, including the Washington Concert Opera, the National Gallery of Arts Orchestra and members of the United States Army Band Pershing’s Own Chamber Music Series.
Oleana Chamber Players