Staff

pianoSonoma Boston’s staff are currently students at Boston Conservatory at Berklee studying Festival Production under Jessica Shinn. 

CASSIDY GOLDBLATT, operations manager

A violinist and artistic visionary, Cassidy Goldblatt is fascinated by music’s ability to cross cultural boundaries, and her performances aim both to connect artists across disciplines and to engage audiences in the music-making process. Cassidy has spearheaded ventures such as the YInMn Project, a new-music festival; Converge, a new-music collective; and To Bloom, a cross-disciplinary, live video production. She was named a 2015 EXCELerator Fellow at the University of Michigan for her work with Converge, and her collaborations have helped advance a more active partnership between student composers and performers at the university. Cassidy has also begun exploring administration and currently acts as general manager for the Boston Chamber Symphony.

Cassidy is completing a Master of Music under Markus Placci at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. She earned her Bachelor of Music from the University of Michigan under David Halen, with dual concentrations in violin performance and music history.

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HOI TONG KEUNG, operations manager

A student of Doug Perkins, Hoi Tong KEUNG is a first year master’s student at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, majoring in percussion performance. She finished her undergraduate studies in music from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with first class honors.

During her undergraduate studies, Hoi Tong was the vice-president of the Music Society and the librarian and stage manager of the Chung Chi Wind Orchestra. The administrative experience gave her the opportunity to organize orientation activities and various concerts.

As an active percussionist, Hoi Tong has participated in concert tours with the Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia and the Chung Chi Wind Orchestra. Overseas engagements include the International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum (Austria) and the Zeltsman Marimba Festival (USA). In July 2018, Hoi Tong participated in the IPEA Elite Competition (Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan) and was the champion in both marimba and timpani categories.

 

 

ANTONINA STYCZEN, operations manager

Antonina Styczen, a Polish flutist, graduated with distinctions from both the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland and Queen Sofia College in Music in Madrid, Spain, where she attended Jacques Zoon’s flute class. She graduated from the Professional Studies Certificate program in Sarah Brady’s flute studio at Boston Conservatory at Berklee where she is now pursuing an Artist Diploma degree. Antonina is a winner of the Astral Artists 2018 National Auditions. She is a laureate of numerous music competitions and a beneficiary of various scholarships. In 2016 she released her debut album Mieczysław Wajnberg: Works for Flute, recorded with the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra and published by the German recording label TACET. In addition to performing, Antonina is currently curating the Art of Noise Concert Series at the Plumbing Museum in Watertown, MA and working as a chamber music departmental assistant at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Additionally, she is a professional equestrian and former vice-champion of show jumping in Poland. Antonina’s dream is to connect both of her passions in a novel mix of music and equestrianism.

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