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You may have recently read about Saul in the SF Chronicle, Yahoo News, or Associated Press for his Page St porch concerts in San Francisco. Throughout his career, however, Saul has enjoyed playing in a wide range of settings. He has played as a soloist with the Okemos Symphony Orchestra and the Brown University Orchestra, as well as in numerous recitals, both in the US and abroad. He was also a finalist of the San Francisco Conservatory Concerto Competition in 2016. Other musical awards he has received include First Prize at the Barbara Fritz Chamber Music Award (2016), First Prize at the Luigi Boccherini Chamber Music Competition in Lucca, Italy (2016), Second Prize at the Dorothy Van Waynen Competition for Strings (2016), Primo Arco Premio (2014), Weston Prize for the Arts (2013), and the Buxtehude Premium Prize in Music (2012). He has been a member of many chamber groups, traditional and non, and was a founding member of both the Capitoline Trio and Quattro alla Volta, a cello quartet with whom he performed during his time in Italy. He greatly enjoys playing in symphonic settings as well, and has played with many different orchestras throughout his career in music. He currently serves as assistant principal cellist in the Santa Cruz Symphony and as a section cellist with the Monterey Symphony, and is a regular substitute with many other orchestras throughout the Bay Area.
Sam, violinist of the acclaimed Del Sol Quartet, comes from a rich musical background spanning from classical to fiddle to jazz. After releasing his first solo jazz album at the age of 16, Sam went on to study both Computer Science and Music in the intensive Tufts University/New England Conservatory dual degree program. While at Tufts, he gave a Tedx talk entitled "Keeping the Classical Music Story Alive" and participated in the prestigious Tanglewood Fellow program.
While earning his Masters in Chamber Music from San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Sam was awarded First Prize at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concerto Competition. He performed with world-renowned musicians including Ian Swensen, Bonnie Hampton, David McCarroll, and Dimitri Murrath. Sam recently founded the Hidden Fabric Music Project to pair listeners with musicians for unique One-on-One virtual concerts.
In response to the countless cancellations of live performances during the pandemic, Alexandra has organized and played in an ever growing number of livestream concerts. With a group of fellow Yale School of Music Alumni, Alexandra founded Home2Home to support musicians and re-connect them with their audience. So far, the series has raised over $5000 and reached an audience of thousands. She was selected by San Francisco Conservatory of Music to curate a Tiny Dorm Concert, and to represent the school in a partnership with Microsoft Teams. She then spoke to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella for his keynote address at the Build Conference about the power of connecting to audiences virtually. Before the pandemic, Alexandra was an avid chamber musician and performer, traveling the world to teach and collaborate- from playing with Kygo in his 2019 Oustide Lands performance to giving masterclasses to university students in Bucaramanga, Colombia.
Christina Simpson began her undergraduate career at Colburn Conservatory and graduated Cum Laude at UC Berkeley.
She is a frequent performer with the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival and has toured through Northern California and Oregon with members of the festival. She has performed for the SF Friends of Chamber Music series, Noon Concerts at UC Berkeley, with the Benicia Chamber Players, and has performed with SF Contemporary Music Players, Hidden Valley String Orchestra, Elevate Ensemble, and One Found Sound.
Christina has enjoyed collaborating with non-classical artists as well, including a run at Yoshi’s with Grammy-nominated R&B band Tony! Toni! Tone!, as well as touring with Grammy-nominated electronic music duo, Odesza, and performing with Magik*Magik Orchestra at Davies Symphony Hall for Grammy-winning jazz singer Gregory Porter. She has recorded with various artists at Fantasy Studios, 25th Street Studio, Tiny Telephone Studios, ZooLabs, and Soundwave Studios.