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Ronen Chamber Ensemble
9351 N. Delaware
Indianapolis , IN 46240
(317) 846-9334

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David Bellman
David holds the principal clarinetist "Robert H. Mohlman Chair" with the Indianapolis Symphony orchestra. He studied at the Eastman School of Music with D. Stanley Hasty, former principal clarinet of several American orchestras, including Indianapolis, and at Northwestern University with Larry Combs of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Before coming to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in 1981, Bellman was principal clarinet of the Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra. David was a participant in the Marlboro Festival during the summers of 1984 and 1985 and he has appeared as a soloist on numerous occasions with the Indianapolis Symphony. David is an adjunct instructor of clarinet at the University of Indianapolis. He has also served on the faculties at Indiana University, DePauw University and Ball State University.

Ingrid Fisher Bellman
Ingrid Fischer Bellman was born in Bucharest, Romania, and received her advanced musical training at Tel-Aviv University Music Academy and Indiana University School of Music. Her major teachers have included Janos Starker, Paul Tortelier, Uzi Wiesel and Samuel Shore. Before joining the cello section of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in 1978, she played with the Jeunesse Musicale International Orchestra, the Holon Chamber Orchestra and the Tel-Aviv Academy Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Fischer Bellman is also quite active in community outreach. She is an Artists In Schools instructor in the ISO's School Partnership Program. She has appeared as soloist with the Jerusalem Radio Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis and the Carmel Symphony.

 

Gregory Martin,
Co-Artistic Director

Pianist Gregory Martin has been applauded in London by the Sunday Times for performances of "great panache." His playing has been called "filled with imagination, fire, and lyricism...a virtuoso performance" and praised for its "mature and subtle understanding, all the while handling formidable technical difficulties with ease and fluency." He has been featured throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan as both a soloist and chamber musician, as well as being a top prize-winner in various international competitions. Martin has debuted new works by composers such as Emile Naoumoff and John Traill, as well as premiering unpublished compositions by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gerald Finzi. Recent performances have included engagements at Carnegie Recital Hall; collaborations with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Dresden Staatskapelle; and various other return recital, chamber, and concerto engagements across the United States and Europe. In addition to performing, Martin has lectured at such institutions as the University of Berlin (Germany), the Grieg Academy (Norway), and Oxford University (United Kingdom). Principal research interests include the the music of Edvard Grieg, the German Romantics, the composers of the 20th-century English Renaissance, as well as Inkling studies. Recent publications are an article on Vaughan Williams's opera 'Riders to the Sea' and a chapter contribution to "Music in middle-earth", a volume on music in the work of J.R.R. Tolkien; upcoming articles include essays on Grieg, Schumann, and Brahms. Last year, Martin was named Head of Academics at the new Cornish-American Song Institute (Falmouth, UK). Martin has studied at Indiana University, Bloomington; the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; and Worcester College, Oxford. Primary teachers have included Edmund Battersby, William Black, Leonard Hokanson, and Karen Shaw, with important encouragement from Robert Saxton. In Fall 2011, he joined the University of Indianapolis as an adjunct piano instructor, and DePauw University as a staff accompanist. He is also active as a composer, and is married to clarinetist Christina Martin, with whom he regularly appears in concert.


David Bellman Ingrid Bellman
David Bellman             Ingrid Fischer Bellman

Joining the ensemble this season.
Ingrid Fischer Bellman, cello
David Bellman, clarinet
Gregory Martin, piano
Chih-Yi Chen, piano
Alistair Howlett, flute
Tamara Thweatt, flute
Jennifer Christen, oboe
Mark Ortwein, bassoon
Rob Danforth, horn
Sam Rothstein, bass clarinet
Pavel Berman, violin
Joel Smirnoff, violin
Peter Vickery, violin
Li Li, Viola
Peter Hansen, Dbl. Bass
Jack Brennan, percussion
Matthew Bridgham, composer

 

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