PRINCIPAL MEMBERS*

INNA  NEDOREZOV

Violin

JEAN  LOUISE SHOOK

Violin

MARKA G. STEPPER

Viola

CHRISTINE DANOFF

Cello

   Inna Nedorezov, violin, was born in Leningrad, USSR She received her Master's Degree from the Leningrad State Conservatory and was a member of the Leningrad Opera and Symphony Orchestra, and performed with Leningrad Philarmonic.

   After her emigration in 1979, she became the Concertmaster of the Windsor Symphony in Ontario, Canada;  the first violinist of the Cambini Quartet and a solo recitalist.

   Currently, she is a highly regarded freelance musician in the Delaware Valley, performing with Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, Philly Pops Orchestra.

   She holds a principal 2nd violin position with Ocean City Pops and Allentown Symphony. She also serves as a Concertmaster in Bucks County Symphony, Musica 2000 Symphony Orchestra and Pottstown Symphony.

   Inna is an active chamber musician in the area, a well respected violin instructor in her private studio and on a faculty of Settlement Music School.

   Jean Louise Shook, violin, received a Bachelor of Music in Violin from Temple University where she studied violin and chamber music with Edgar Ortenberg.

   Further studies include piano accompaniment and chamber music with George Sementovsky. She is a violin faculty member, chamber music coach and staff accompanist at Settlement Music School. She is also the recepient of the Mr.&Mrs.Donald Kardon Distinguished Faculty Chair.

   Ms.Shook has extensive orchestral and freelance experience in the Philadelphia area, including Musica 2000 and Pottstown Symphony.

   She is also the resident musical arranger for the Danoff String Quartet.

   Born in Philadelphia, Marka G. Stepper began her musical studies on the violin at the Settlement Music School.  She continued her studies on the viola under a Ford Foundation Grant with Joseph dePasquale, former principal violist in the Philadelphia Orchestra.  She studied with Mr. dePasquale at Temple University before transferring to Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Lillan Fuchs.  After completing her studies and a few successful years as a freelance musician, Ms. Stepper left New York to accept a position in the Orquesta Sinfonica de Xalapa (Mexico).  After three seasons in Xalapa Mexico, Marka moved to south Texas, where she spent five years as a freelance violist and teacher. 

Ms. Stepper has been a member of the Ocean City Pops Orchestra since 1989.  She also currently plays with The Bay-Atlantic Symphony,  The Bucks County Symphony, The Pottstown Symphony, The Newtown Chamber Orchestra and the Harrisburg Symphony.  She is a substitute player with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.  Marka is also a member of Kyrah.

Ms. Stepper is on the faculty of the Settlement Music school where she teaches violin and viola and also coordinates the Adult Chamber Music Players, a chamber music program for adults.  Ms. Stepper teaches both Suzuki violin and traditional violin, she received her Suzuki training at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point campus.

Ms. Stepper performs on a viola made for her in 1972 by Sergio Peresson.  

 

   Christine Danoff, cello, studied cello with Charles Wendt, William Stokking (Philadelphia Orchesta), rOrlando Cole, and has coached chamber music with Edgar Ortenberg, and the Stradivari and Colorado Quartets. 

    She is the former Principal Cellist of the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra and Associate Fellow at the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood.

   Currently, in addition to performing with the Danoff String Quartet, she is a freelance musician in the Delaware Valley, Principal Cellist of Musica 2000, and faculty member at the Settlement Music School (Associate Staff) in Philadelphia and the Hellyer Performing Arts Center in Bensalem, PA.

* If a principal member is not available for an engagement, a qualified substitute will be provided.