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About the Musicians

Who We Are

Cleveland Chandler

Violin I

Cleveland Chandler, Jr. served as violinist in the United States Air Force Band for 24 years. His education includes a Bachelor’s degree from Peabody Conservatory and a Master’s degree from The Cleveland Institute of Music. Additionally, Mr. Chandler has studied chamber music with the Emerson & Juilliard String Quartets, studied at the Mark O'Connor String Seminar at the Berklee College of Music, Aspen Music Festival, the National Orchestral Institute, the Moscow Conservatory International Summer School and the Johannesen International School of the Arts in Victoria, Canada. 

Mr. Chandler has also regularly performed at the Gateways Festival for many years and has been featured at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and many other notable venues. 

In 2007, Mr. Chandler founded First Class Strings, LLC. He has also been a founding member of the Amistad Quartet, Chesapeake Strings, and the Aura String Quintet.

Additionally, Mr. Chandler regularly performs on a 1912 Hannibal Fagnola, bequeathed to him from Mr. Bruce Wade, former violinist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He and his colleague, Robin Massie were selected as first place winners of the inaugural Misbin Family Memorial Chamber Music Competition. He was also a featured Guest Artist at Indiana University at South Bend for the “Lift Every Voice” Concert. 

Keith Colon

Violin II

Violinist Keith Colon began studies at age 12 in the Maryland public school system and continued violin studies with Cleveland Chandler.  He performed for four years with the Drexel University Symphony Orchestra and Drexel University chamber strings.   He has attended the Summertrios chamber music festival for several seasons and been invited to perform at the festival as an intern, and now serves as Assistant Artistic Director.  He currently performs with the Columbia (MD) Orchestra and the Gallery Quartet, and is an active freelancer in the mid-Atlantic region.


Hyejin Kim


Dr.Hyejin Kim leads an exciting career as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician as concertmaster and conductor. She is a violinist at Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and a violist at Fairfax symphony orchestra. Dr. Kim participates as a judge at Howard county solo and ensemble auditions, American Asian Music society International competition, and MSMTA solo competition. She attended Catholic University of America with music scholarship, graduating with Doctor of Musical Arts, and received Master of Music from Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. She won first place at 2013 American Protégé International Piano & String competition and was invited to play at Carnegie Hall in 2013. She won first place at Catholic University America concerto competition in 2008. Dr. Kim joined Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, and Alexandria Symphony Orchestra. She  was a member of  Violin/Viola/Chamber faculty for 8 years at the Levine school of Music and conducted for 3 years at Bello Youth Orchestra . She has played  as a solo violinist and violist at Friday Morning Music club and performs solo violin concerto and concertmaster with orchestra. You can find more video of her performances at   

Fay Rosinsky


Cellist Fay Rosinsky grew up in Philadelphia and studied at the Settlement Music School with teachers from the Philadelphia Orchestra; later privately in New York and Maryland.  She performed with the Bronx, NY, Chamber Symphony; and in Maryland with the Prince George’s Philharmonic and Maryland Cello Ensemble.  She performed regularly at the Coolfont Resort in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.  She teaches cello from her home in Howard County, MD.

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