Catherine Ugolini joined Princeton University Concerts in February 2013 after having worked for several years as a publicist with Hemsing Associates in New York. She has worked with numerous artists and organizations including pianists Alfred Brendel, Till Fellner, Marc-André Hamelin, Jon Nakamatsu, and Ursula Oppens; violinist Jennifer Koh; clarinetists Jon Manasse and Charles Neidich; The Bach Choir of Bethlehem; Concert Artists Guild; The New York International Piano Competition; The Montreal Chamber Music Festival; The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival; Maestro Vincent La Selva, and many others. Ms. Ugolini holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from McGill University where she also studied philosophy and music history. She studied violin privately for ten years.
Eddie Skolnick graduated from Princeton in 2012. At Princeton he was a student in the Woodrow Wilson School, and he also pursued certificates in East Asian Studies and Musical Performance. He was a member of the Student Friends of Princeton University Concerts and studied violin with Anna Lim. He also played both violin and viola in the University Orchestra. During his time at Princeton, Eddie had the privilege of playing in masterclasses for Pinchas Zukerman, Julia Fischer, and David Kim. He is currently working in Washington, DC and misses Princeton, especially the concert series, terribly.
Billy Fang is a graduate of Centerville High School in Dayton, Ohio. He studied piano under Dr. Eunbyol Ko and violin under Prof. Kurt Sassmannshaus. Billy was a member of the Starling Chamber Orchestra as well as a member of the Polaris String Quartet, the gold prize winner of the 2011 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Junior Division. He has performed chamber music in Salzburg, Austria and has performed violin concerti and piano concerti with several orchestras, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, and the China Broadcasting Performing Arts Orchestra. In 2011, he was a finalist in the YoungArts program (National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts) for classical piano, and a nominee for the Presidential Scholars in the Arts program.
Billy is currently a member of the Princeton class of 2015 and is majoring in Mathematics. He is a violinist in the Princeton University Orchestra and is a member of the Student Friends of Princeton University Concerts.
Marna Seltzer graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music history/theory. Her career began in artist management, first as the personal manager of violinist Itzhak Perlman and then as a manager and booking agent at Herbert Barrett Management in New York City. She was then hired by The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and worked as its artistic administrator for six years before returning to her childhood home of Chicago where she became Executive Director of The University of Chicago Presents, the professional concert series at The University of Chicago. In that role, she oversaw the presentation of 20-25 classical music and jazz concerts annually. In December 2001, the Chicago Tribune recognized Ms. Seltzer as one of two “Chicagoans of the Year” in Classical Music. In 2006, she left the University of Chicago to follow her husband to New Haven, Connecticut where he was attending graduate school at Yale University. Shortly after moving to New Haven, Marna started Seltzer Arts Consulting and worked as a freelance consultant in the arts management field for 4 years. During that time she ran Salt Bay Chamberfest, a small summer music festival located in Southern Maine. In September 2010 she took the job as the Director of Princeton University Concerts. She has served on the Board of Chamber Music America, the national service organization for chamber music, and has been on the Board of the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts. She has served on the juries of the Concert Artists Guild National Competition, the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council. She has also been a panelist at the National Endowment for the Arts.
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