Online Resumes
Anna with Pierce Brosnan for TV commercial With Smokey Robinson, as Concertmaster for the Benny Hollman Orchestra With Burt Bacharach, as concertmaster for the Gary Scott Orchestra
With Tony Bennett, as concertmaster for the Benny Hollman Orchestra With Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame at the Page and Plant concert, playing for the Festival Strings Orchestra ...and with Jimmy Page at the same concert

ANNA ROSE - VIOLIN
Oscar winning Soundtrack "The Usual Suspects" has been one of Anna's favorite projects. She has recorded in studios in Los Angeles and Southern California, having done work on soundtracks, television commercials, radio, news, cartoons and many CDs. She has been Concertmaster for orchestras backing Smokey Robinson, Burt Bacharach, Natalie Cole, Dionne Warwick, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, and many others. She has played with Henri Mancini, Disney Studios, Pierce Brosnan, Bob Hope, Pavarotti, Michael Crawford, Yanni, Moody Blues, Dave Brubeck, Mannheim Steamroller, Luis Miguel, John Tesh, David Sanborn, Bread, and many more. Special events include the 1984 Olympics for the Equestrian Event at Fairbanks Ranch, and engagements honoring Olympic Gold medalists Dan Jansen, Mary Lou Retton, and Scott Hammill. In addition to playing for ballet legend Rudolf Nureyev, Anna has played for Mikhail Baryshnikov's American Ballet Theater Orchestra, the San Francisco, Bolshoi, Joffrey and California Ballet companies. Anna has played with the San Diego Symphony, and the San Diego Opera.

STEPHEN BALL - VIOLIN
"Not only is it possible to hear music arranged by Stephen on classical radio station KFSD FM 94.1, his original string quartet compositions have also been played on alternative rock station 91X"
said John D'Agostino of the Reader in his front page article in the Arts section. Stephen is a highly regarded arranger and composer, his music includes five albums for Rinaldi Strings, three arranged for string quartet Pachelbel Kanon, Classic Hymns, and Classic Christmas which features grammy nominated flutist Lori Bell. He did arrangements on two other recordings, Fire Dance, the newly released CD recorded by his daughter Jessica on harp, and Renaissance Dances featuring period instruments. Although Steve has played in some of the most prestigious classical ensembles such as the San Diego Symphony, the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, the San Diego Opera, and many other symphonic and chamber music ensembles, the term Concert Rock Violinist comes to mind. He is active in the jazz, pop, and rock fields, having performed in orchestras for Smokey Robinson, The Moody Blues, Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, David Sanborn, and many others. He toured New York with rock musician Robert Vaughn and he plays electric violin with the BalladMongers, his current band.

JESSICA SLADE - HARP
Jessica began her instruction of the piano at age three and the harp at the age of eight. She is a former student of Donna Vaughn and Sheila Sterling, harpists for the San Diego Symphony, and Marsha Dickstein who has played on over 300 major motion picture soundtracks. Jessica was the recipient of harp scholarships that provided tuition and an instrument from 1993 to 2001. She joined the Musician's Union Local 325 AF of M at the age of sixteen, making her one of the youngest members. Jessica performs for weddings, receptions, church services, dinners and special events. Event locations have included the Hotel Del Coronado, U.S. Grant, Westgate, Sheraton Hotels and the Prado Restaurant to name a few. Some of her clients have been the Union Tribune newspaper, La Jolla Art Gallery and actor Carey Scott at his wedding. She performs as a soloist, and has also appeared with a Renaissance ensemble that performs in authentic period costumes. Her instrument is a Lyon and Healy Symphonic Concert Grand pedal harp, style 11 (gold). She recently has played with members of the San Diego Symphony and members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

LORI BELL - FLUTE
Grammy nominated Brooklyn native Lori Bell is a flutist and composer of admirable depth and broad musical sympathies. A resident of San Diego, she has contributed to the development of high standards of jazz performance and has received critical acclaim for her artistry, both live and in the studio. Her recording debut on "Love Will Win" with pianist/vocalist Dave Mackay and bassist Andy Simpkins, earned warm praise and four and a half stars (out of five) from the esteemed critic Leonard Feather, as well as a selection on the Grammy list Best New Artist in 1983. A second disc, "Take Me To Brazil", showed a natural fluency in the Latin idiom and her ability to maintain a high level of inspiration. This album featured the first of several fine compositions and was enthusiastically given four stars by the Los Angeles Times in 1989. Over the past 15 years, Ms. Bell's many performances in venues such as the Wadsworth Theater, Elario's and the Jazz Bakery established her reputation among musicians and audiences alike as a remarkably vital interpreter. Her outstanding contributions with the ensemble Straight Ahead, during the 1997 Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center, broadened that reputation and were noted in Jazziz magazine for their fire and commitment. She continues to deepen her understanding of the rich, varied language of jazz even as she develops her eloquent gifts of communication. In 1998, this artistic maturity was delightfully demonstrated in her stellar work with Dave Mackay and guitarist/vocalist Ron Satterfield in the trio Interplay. Their self-titled first album was selected on the 1999 Grammy ballot in four categories, including Best Jazz Solo by Ms. Bell on Pat Metheny's "It's Just Talk". The disc, which most recently earned four stars from Scott Yanow in Strictly Jazz magazine, also features her composition "Playing in the Snow", a waltz that skillfully combines an uncommon musicality with a fresh, intrinsic charm.

LORIE KIRKELL - CELLO
Lorie just finished an engagement with the Tony award winning Broadway production of "The Producers". Ms. Kirkell is an acclaimed American cellist, who has developed a glowing career on the West Coast as soloist, recitalist, and chamber music player. After her studies on the East Coast with distinguished cellists Raya Garbousova and Bernard Greenhouse, she spent some time doing freelance work and repertoire development. She then came to the West Coast where she earned a Master of Arts degree in music at the University of California San Diego and studied with the well known cellist Peter Farrell. Her research into repertoire moved into the 20th century as well as performance of music of earlier times. After this, a long series of recitals and solo appearances began and continue with noticeable frequency and high critical acclaim. She has appeared as principal cellist with orchestras for the Bolshoi Ballet and San Francisco Ballet.