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Biographies: Members of one of the best New York String Quartets



csq_cq_logo.jpg (3080 bytes)The Clinton String Quartet was formed in 1982 and is Central New York's most active professional New York Classical Music quartet. In addition to their regular concert performances the Quartet performs for commercial and municipal black tie affairs and private events. In recent years the Quartet has been featured in concert at Syracuse University, Colgate University, Cornell University, LeMoyne College, Hamilton College, the Oneida Community Mansion House, Munson-Williams Proctor Institute, WCNY's Spring Serenades and performs regularly with the Syracuse Society for New Music. Some of these programs have been broadcast over WCNY. Through the Syracuse Society for New Music, the Quartet has given world and local premiers of works by many Central New York Classical Music composers. On the lighter side, the Quartet has provided entertainment as part of Syracuse's Winterfest, Onondaga County Parks Department's "Summer Parks Concerts", "Canal Days Celebration" (Little Falls, NY) and numerous other community and private events. The Quartet has recorded radio and television commercials for several Central New York businesses and was recently selected by author Bruce Coville to record the sound track for his children's book, Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher. Each member of the Clinton String played with the former Syracuse Symphony, now called Symphoria.

Violinist Michael Bosetti studied at the University of Michigan and the New England Conservatory, where he received a diploma in performance. His principal teachers were Jamie Laredo, Louis Krasner and Mihail Stolarevsky. Before joining the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Bosetti performed as assistant concertmaster with orchestras in West Virginia and Nova Scotia, and as first violinist with the Nova String Quartet.  Mr. Bosetti served as assistant principal second violin with the North Carolina Symphony for the 1999 - 2000 season and presently performs with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Binghamton Philharmonic, and Symphoria.

Michael Bosetti has performed at several music festivals, including the Grand Teton Festival, the Chautauqua Institute, the Garth Newell and Wintergreen Festivals, and Glimmerglass Opera Theater.



Sonya Violinist Sonya Stith Williams received her Bachelor of Music in Performance and Master of Music in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Zvi Zeitlin and Ilya Kaler. Her other educational training has included Music Academy of the West, concertmaster of the National Orchestral Institute, The Quartet Program, and two quartet residency programs in rural Kentucky. Sonya was a member of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra for ten years where she was also a member of a SSO String Quartet. She has been a member of Symphoria since 2012 where she also serves on the Board of Trustees. Sonya has played with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic , and Binghamton Philharmonic  and has enjoyed performing in other local venues including the Civic Morning Music Recitals and The Skaneateles Festival.





Violist Kit Dodd received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Oregon and attended Wichita State University where he received a Master of Music degree. His principal teachers were G. Roy Mann (University of Oregon) and Jeffrey K. Irvine (Wichita State University). Before moving to Syracuse, Mr. Dodd performed as assistant principal violist with the Eugene Symphony Orchestra and the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Dodd has been featured as soloist with the Syracuse Symphony and as chamber soloist with the Society for New Music, Skaneateles Festival and the Syracuse Camerata. Mr. Dodd currently serves as a violist and librarian with Symphoria, the new symphony in Syracuse, New York.  Mr. Dodd is also a member of the Onondaga Community College string faculty, teaching violin and viola.



Cellist George Macero attended Queens College and New York University, where he studied the cello with Nathan Stutch, Assistant Principal Cellist of the New York Philharmonic. Mr. Macero performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto as the winner of the Queens concerto competition in New York. He has been a member of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra since moving to Syracuse in 1977. Mr. Macero has performed as a soloist with the SSO, as well as playing as a regular soloist and chamber musician with the Society for New Music. He is a founding member of the Clinton String Quartet and has recently performed in Rome, Italy, and New York City for American Academy programs.