Alba Quartet biography

1:1:11 headshotsCarlyn Lloyd, flute has been heard in performances on radio station WNIB with Karl Haas and on station WFMT as part of their Dame Myra Hess and Live From Studio One Series. She has written many arrangements and has performed several of her arrangements for solo flute and concert band. Carlyn Lloyd is listed in the International Who’s Who in Music, the Who’s Who in American Music, the Who’s Who in Entertainment, and is an honored member of America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals.
Sara Vettraino, violin
Sara Vettraino, violin received her Bachelor of Music Degree from Michigan State University.  After graduation she worked as a Music Therapist in psychiatry and then in special education with young children.  She continues to teach music to preschoolers and maintains an active private teaching studio.  She is a very busy free-lance musician in the Chicago area and performs with several symphonies.  In addition to the violin, Ms. Vettraino enjoys singing and playing the guitar and piano.

Irene Qurimbach 1Irene Quirmbach, viola studied with George Perlman; Samuel Magad at Northwestern Univ.; and Roman Totenberg at Boston University where she graduated. She attended Kneisel Hall in Blue Hill, Maine; Mozarteum in Salzburg and Nathan Milstein’s Master Classes in Zurich. Among many musical activities she currently teaches violin at Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, and is a staff member at The Festival Institute at Round Top, Texas. She is and active freelancer and member of the Chicago Philharmonic and Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra and performs with many other ensembles in the Chicago area.


Jill Kaeding 1

Cellist, Jill Kaeding is known for her versatility in all mediums of music. She played for seventeen years with “Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues”, touring throughout North America and Europe, including performances at the Montreal Jazz Festival. Jill is a member of the HAWK String Quartet, which has joined forces with Jim Gailloreto, saxophonist/composer to form Jazz String Quintet, an award winning blend of original “jazz chamber music”. As a free lancing musician she  has performed with a number of local orchestras, musical theater productions and with many national artists including:  Ray Charles, Lyle Lovett, Garth Brooks, Poi Dog Pondering, Kurt Elling, Faith Hill and on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

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