Jennifer Cass began her harp studies at the University of California, Dan Diego. There she earned her B.A. with a double major of mathematics and music, with highest honors in music. She proceeded to earn her Master's Degree in Harp Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music under Eileen Malone. She then attended the University of California, Santa Cruz to earn her M.A. in mathematics.
Ms.Cass currently resides in Santa Cruz where she is active in several ensembles and as a soloist. She won the 1992 UCSC Concerto competition and performed Tailleferre's Concertino pour Harpe as well as Ravel's Tzigane. Ms. Cass performs regularly with UCSC faculty and ensembles, Santa Cruz New Music Works, Cabrillo Stage, Santa Cruz Chamber Players, Bay Shore Lyric Opera Company, and has been a featured soloist with Ensemble Monterey. She has been an occasional harpist for the San Jose, Santa Cruz County, and Monterey County Symphonies. She appears on recordings celebrating the works of Germaine Tailleferre and Lou Harrison.
Francesca Cox began playing the flute at age 9. Her training includes private study with Maria Tamburrino, Patti Watters, and Isabelle Chapuis as well as masterclass performances with William Bennett, Ransom Wilson, Alain Marion, and Julius Baker. In 1987, Ms. Cox graduated from san Jose State University with a Master of Arts degree in Music Performance. She is now an active performer and teacher in the San Francisco Bat Area. In addition to solo recitals and work with the Silverwood Duo, Ms. Cox has also played principal flute with Santa Cruz Symphony and San Jose Opera Orchestra and piccolo with Monterey symphony. She recently performed as a soloist with the Ohlone Chamber Orchestra.
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