Violinist Graeme Jennings lives in both Sydney and San Francisco. He is a former member of the legendary Arditti String Quartet and now performs regularly as a member of Australia’s internationally renowned new music group, Elision. He has recently worked as guest concert-master with the Adelaide and Melbourne Symphonies and Associate Concert-master with the Sydney Symphony. Locally, he is a member of Adorno Ensemble. Graeme has served on the faculties of UC Berkeley, Mills College and Stanford Universities and now serves as a Senior Lecturer in Violin and Viola at the Queensland Conservatorium in Brisbane, Australia. Jennings has toured widely throughout the world, made more than 70 CDs, given over 300 premieres, and received such accolades as the Siemens Prize (1999) and two Gramophone awards. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw, Munich Philharmonic, Berlin Radio, Austrian Radio, Netherlands Radio, French Radio, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Queensland and Tasmanian Symphony. He joined SFCMP in 2007.
Clarinetist Bill Kalinkos enjoys a diverse musical career as a member of critically acclaimed groups such as Alarm Will Sound, Ensemble Signal, Deviant Septet, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Eco Ensemble, and Splinter Reeds. Recognized by the Washington Post as a “notable contemporary music specialist,” he has been fortunate enough to work with and premiere pieces by many renowned composers. As an orchestral player, Bill is the principal clarinetist of the Oakland East Bay Symphony, a member of both IRIS Orchestra and the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, and he has performed with The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Cleveland Orchestra. Prior to his appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of Missouri – Columbia for 2014-15, Bill served on the faculty of the University of California at Santa Cruz and Berkeley. As a recording artist, he can be heard on the Cantaloupe, Nonesuch, Euroarts, Naxos, Mode, Orange Mountain, Albany Records, and Deutsche Gramophon labels., Bill joined SFCMP in 2012.
Lawrence Ragent (French horn) is a member of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and has been locally affiliated with the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, Sinfonia San Francisco and the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra. His performances on the Baroque horn have been with American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque, Magnificat ,and the Trinity Consort. An honors graduate of the New England Conservatory, he taught at Brown University and performed with the New England Ragtime Ensemble and the Boston Symphony before returning to his native California. Currently, Lawrence is on the faculty of Stanford University where he is also a member of the Stanford Woodwind Quintet. He joined SFCMP in 1981.