Box Office Info

The Music Pier Box Office is located on the boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace between 8th and 9th Streets. 
The Box Office is open seven days a week from 9 am to 9 pm during the summer season.

  
Olga Konopelsky

Violin, Concertmaster

Olga’s professional experiences include New York String Festival, Temple University Summer Festival, and Spoleto Festival. She has been a member of The Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, Forrest Theater Orchestra, Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, and The Opera Company of Philadelphia Orchestra.

Her musical credits include St. Nicholas School, Hallahan High, The New School of Music, and The Curtis Institute. Musician instructors and coaches include Peter Prus, Jasha Brodsky, Arnold Steinhardt, Ivan Galamian, Sasha Schneider.

    
Luigi Mazzocchi

Violin

Luigi Mazzocchi was born in Venezuela, where he studied in the System of Youth Orchestras with José F. del Castillo. He was a member of the Lara Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Venezuela, and the “Simón Bolívar” Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Mazzocchi has performed as soloist with the main Venezuelan orchestras and has attended international music festivals in the Americas, Europe, and Australia. He is a prizewinner in solo competitions in Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and the US.

He completed a Bachelor of Music at Rowan University with Liliana Ciulei and a Masters of Music at Temple University with Helen Kwalwasser. Mr. Mazzocchi is the Associate Concertmaster of the Delaware Symphony and a member of the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Dali Quartet, the Gaudeamus and Cachasa Ensembles. He has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Philly Pops, and the Serafin String Quartet.

    
Funda Cizmecioglu

Violin

Funda Cizmecioglu, violinist, is both Special Presentation Award Winner and Annual Winner of the Artist International Presentations' competition.  Presented at solo recital series at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall by Artist International, Inc. Recordings for Nascar’s documentary, and Key’s American Music Festival. Live broadcasts and  Shows at NBC’s Saturday Night Live with Kanye West and US East Coast tour with Peter Gabriel and his New Blood Orchestra. She is also currently holding principal second violin position with Albany Symphony and section violin position with Harrisburg Symphony. Bachelor of Music Degree from the State Conservatory of Mimar Sinan University at Istanbul and both Master of Music Degree and Professional Studies Diploma Program from The New School University’s Mannes College of Music. Violin studies with Nuri Iyicil, Wen Qian, Ming Hsin.

 

    
Inna Nederezov

Principal 2nd Violin

Born in Russia, a graduate of the Leningrad State Conservatory, Inna holds Masters in Music and studied with Mark Komissarov of the Leopold Auer school. She has worked with Leningrad Philharmonic, Russia, the Ballet and Opera House, Russia.

Since 1987 Inna and family reside in Philadelphia area. She is an active freelance musician in the Delaware Valley and is currently Concertmaster of The Bucks County Symphony Orchestra, associate concertmaster in Pottstown Symphony, principal second violinist with Allentown Symphony Orchestra. Other groups include The Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, Philly Pops, Vox Ama Deus and Philadelphia Classical Symphony. She was concertmaster of the Windsor Symphony, Ontario, Canada and has done solo and chamber music performances in Detroit, MI area. She toured with the Russian Chamber Orchestra to Austria; toured with the Danoff String Quartet throughout the U.S. in Maine, Iowa, and North Carolina.

    
Sergey Nazarov

Violin

Violinist Sergey Nazarov has performed extensively in Europe, the United States, Brazil and Canada. His  career includes performances at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall,  solo and chamber music engagements with Brooklyn Neighborhood Orchestra, Albert Einstein College Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Mountain Festival, Connecticut Alliance for Music.

The concertmaster of the St. Thomas Orchestra, Sergey also played with New Haven Symphony Orchestra, SONOS Orchestra, Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra , Greenwich Symphony, Festival de due Mondi, Italy, Classical Winter in Jerusalem. Mr. Nazarov has received intensive training as a soloist, orchestra and chamber musician. Sergey received his Bachelor and Master Degrees in violin performance from Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Albert Markov and Ariana Bronne. In addition to his active performing schedule,

Mr. Nazarov is on the faculty of several private music schools in the New York area. Sergey resides in Westchester, NY with his wife and daughter. Click here for more information on Sergey Nazarov.

    
Reina Inui

Violin

Reina Inui from Japan is currently a violinist performing with the Virginia Symphony. Shortly after moving to the US, she was honored to perform for the Internationally acclaimed violinist, Jaime Laredo. Reina studied with Sheryl Staples and Robert Lipsett at the Colburn School of Performing Arts where she became the Concertmaster of the Colburn Chamber Orchestra. She won LA Music Center Spotlight Awards, LA Philharmonic Bronislaw Kaper Awards, Japan America Young Musicians Competition, and YMF Honorary Scholarship. 

Reina was accepted to Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute where she studied with Jaime Laredo, Aaron Rosand, and Yumi Ninomiya-Scott. At the Verbier Music Festival, she was Principal Second Violin of the Curtis Symphony. As soloist, she has performed in Taiwan with Russian Philharmonic on ‘Viotti-Marie Hall’ Stradivarius, and in Puerto Rico under the baton of Luis Biava. She was a finalist at Schadt and Julius Stulberg International String Competitions. In her spare time, she enjoys chillaxing with friends over good coffee.

    
Blake Epsy

Blake Epsy has enjoyed a diverse career as an active recitalist and performer with orchestras and chamber ensembles. He has served as Concertmaster of the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, Concertmaster of the Western Piedmont Symphony, Associate Concertmaster of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, and a member of the Grand Rapids Symphony. He also spent one summer in Mexico City performing with Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería. 


Blake has also been a violinist in the La Catrina Quartet, in residence at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. La Catrina Quartet was the 2012 Latin Grammy winner of the "Best Classical Album" for a collaborative project with Cuarteto Latinoamericano. As a member of the quartet, Blake has performed in over 40 states in the US and Mexico.

Blake is a co-founder of a nonprofit, Project 440, which trains young musicians to serve their communities through classical music. Project 440 provide industry-specific mentoring and training programs for young musicians that equip them with the tools they need to become successful, engaging, and compassionate artists. 

  
Gared Crawford

Gared Crawford is currently a violinist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.  Prior to his position in Fort Wayne, Gared served as Associate Concertmaster for the South Bend Symphony in 2006.  In 2007 he was appointed the Concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic where he also served as first violinist of the Eykamp String Quartet.  During that time he also served as the Principal Second Violinist of the Owensboro Symphony. 

 

An avid chamber musician, he has performed repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary and has engaged in many educational and community outreach programs.  As a soloist, he has performed with the South Bend Symphony, the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra, the Northwestern University Philharmonia, the Missouri Symphony and the Evansville Philharmonic.  Gared is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Northwestern University.  His teachers include Henry and Cindy Rubin, Almita Vamos and Gregory Fulkerson.  In his spare time he enjoys watching movies with his wife, photography and graphic design.