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2018 Soloists in Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante

Mark Finklestein

Mark Finklestein, oboe 

Mark Finklestein is celebrating his 23rd  year as a member of the oboe section of Brockton Symphony Orchestra, and has been Principal Oboist for the past ten years. He has studied oboe under Nelson Gore, Barbara Lafitte, Peggy Pearson, and Wayne Rapier. Mark has played in woodwind quintets and other wind ensembles with Brockton Symphony and other local orchestras, and he freelances with a number of community groups. In addition to oboe, he plays English Horn with the Brockton Symphony.

Mark also plays bassoon, currently performing with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra, and he is former Principal Bassoonist of the Sharon Community Chamber Orchestra. He has also played with the Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra and the Waltham Philharmonic and will be playing with the New England Philharmonic later this year. He studied with Susan Wood of the RI Philharmonic Orchestra. He has given solo performances and recitals on both oboe and bassoon.

Also a clarinet and sax player, Mark has played in the pit orchestra of numerous community theatre musical performances, where he brings his talents and flexibility as both a double and single reed player. He just completed a run with the MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players in Kiss Me Kate.

Mark's "day job" is as a physician, specializing in gastroenterology. He is a founding member of Gastrointestinal Specialists, a private GI practice in Southeastern MA, and he continues to work full-time in GI practice.

Torben Hansen

Torben Hansen, clarinet 

A Cleveland, Ohio native, Torben Hansen began his studies on clarinet at the age of 10 in the public school's band program. He continued his music studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music; University of Mount Union; the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria; and the New England Conservatory of Music, where he received his Master of Music degree in performance. His teachers have included Theodore Johnson, Robert Marcellus, Peter Hadcock, and Richard Hawkins.

Mr. Hansen has performed Carl Maria von Weber's Concertino and Clarinet Concert No. 2 with the Mount Union Wind Ensemble and Orchestra, and has soloed with the Chamber Orchestra of Cape Ann, the Tri-Town Symphony Orchestra, and the Metropolitan Wind Symphony. Mr. Hansen has held the position of principal clarinet with the Brockton Symphony for 42 years, and also performs regularly with the Quincy Symphony and the Metropolitan Wind Symphony.

He is presently retired from the Braintree Public Schools, where he taught music and wood shop for 35 years. Mr. Hansen performs on a Bachun clarinet with a Richard Hawkins mouthpiece. Outside of music, Mr. Hansen enjoys traveling with his wife Leslie, fly-fishing in Maine, building furniture in his wood shop, and photographing wildlife.

Marina Krickler

Marina Krickler, horn 

Marina Krickler is a sought-after musician and educator throughout New England. Hailed for her "soaring… warmly played" solos (Boston Classical Review), she has performed with many of the region’s orchestras and chamber groups.

Currently Fourth Horn in the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra and the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, she has also performed with A Far Cry, the Canadian Opera Company, and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Krickler is also the co-founder of the Red Hedgehog Trio, a chamber ensemble dedicated to exploring and expanding the repertoire for horn, violin, and piano. As a soloist, she performed Mozart’s Concerto No. 4 with Haffner Sinfonietta, and the Dubois Cavatine with Symphony Nova.

Having been inspired to become a musician by her former band director, she believes strongly in the value of music education, and holds faculty appointments at the Winchester Community Music School, Dana Hall School of Music, and Wellesley Public Schools. Ms. Krickler enjoys working with students of all ages and has presented masterclasses in both the United States and Canada.

Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Ms. Krickler spent her formative years playing piano and flute before being drawn to the horn at the age of sixteen. She holds a Master of Music in Performance from The Boston Conservatory, a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Toronto, and a Music Performance Diploma from Mount Royal University. Her teachers and mentors include Joan Watson, Eli Epstein, Gabe Radford, and Laurie Matiation. In addition to her formal education, she is an alumna of the National Academy Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Young Artists Program, and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. To learn more, visit: www.marinakrickler.com.

Emilian Badea

Emilian Badea, bassoon 

Bassoonist, accordionist, musicologist, and educator Emilian Badea graduated from one of Romania's most prestigious music academies, George Dima, in Cluj, Transylvania. He earned a Master of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree, both with honors as a Dean’s Scholar (for extraordinary academic achievement), from Boston University. Emilian Badea has performed most of the symphonic repertoire with the National Radio Orchestra of Romania, and as a freelance musician in the Boston area. He has performed with the Boston Ballet, the Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Classical Players, the Boston Academy of Music, the New Hampshire Symphony, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Brockton Symphony, and many other New England ensembles.

Dr. Badea is a member of The National Music Honor Society Pi Kappa Lambda, member of the American Federation of Musicians, The International Double Reed Society, the American Accordionists’ Association, and the Accordion Teachers Association of Massachusetts. He is currently on the faculty of the Department of Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Emilian also maintains his music studio in Natick, Massachusetts with many successful students at local and national levels. His motto is: "Music is the supreme form of human evolution".