Meet Our Soloists

Carol Adee, Flute

Carol Adee has played with many Bay Area ensembles, including San Francisco Symphony, Ballet and Opera Orchestras as well as new music groups from Composers' Cafeteria to George Coates Performance Works to Ku Ku Ku.  As principal flutist with Women's Philharmonic for nearly 20 years, she recorded, toured and performed a vast repertoire of historical and living women composers' works.  In collaboration with other local musicians, Carol has recently become a founding member of ECHO Chamber Orchestra. Her solo cd "Bach to Nature" has been featured on radio across the U.S. and internationally. She has taught at Stanford and Dominican Universities and is Music Director of the Marin Waldorf School.

 

Working in collaboration with other musicians in an atmosphere of mutual interest and inspiration has been a lifelong pursuit for her and the commitment of the musicians involved in ECHO are bringing this experience forward in the orchestral realm.

Sydne Sullivan, Oboe

Influenced by the study of both world music and traditional orchestral performance, oboist Sydne Sullivan is a highly adaptable and adventurous musician and performer.  A California native, Sydne completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) under the tutelage of Allan Vogel. While attending CalArts, Sydne also studied both world music and voice. She spent four years immersing herself in the music of Ghana as the song leader of Alfred Ladzekpo's West African Storytelling and Dance Ensemble, and three years exploring Eastern European folk music as a member of the CalArts Bulgarian Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Kate Conklin. 

 

Sydne moved to the Bay Area to attend the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she earned both a Master of Music and a Professional Studies Diploma. She is an active freelancer specializing in chamber music, opera, and new music. In her free time, you will find Sydne  running at Crissy Field, taking yoga classes, and completing half marathons in national parks.

Mark Nemoyten, Trumpet

 

Mark Nemoyten has been a professional musician active in the Bay Area music scene for over thirty years. He has held the position of Solo Cornet/Trumpet with the Golden Gate Park Band since 1996, and was Second Trumpet with the late Napa Valley Symphony for 23 years. An active free-lancer, recent engagements have included the Santa Rosa Symphon, Pacific Chamber Orchestra, and the Sacramento Philharmonic. He has also appeared with the San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, and many regional symphony orchestras and opera companies.  From 2010 to 2012 he performed as an extra with the Russian National Orchestra at the Festival del Sole in Napa. He has been a featured soloist with the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra, the Golden Gate Park Band, the West Marin Music Festival, The North Bay Philharmonic, North Bay Wind Ensemble, S.F. Concerto Orchestra, the Quincy Illinois Park Band, and in his own solo recitals.

 

Mark also enjoys performing with show orchestras, jazz and pop groups. He has been Lead Trumpet with the Peter Mintun Orchestra during Bay Area engagements since 1999. He plays regularly with the Starduster Orchestra, a 17 piece Big Band, popular Marin cover band The Overcommitments, alt folk band The Mad Maggies, and occasionally with Jeff Sanford’s Cartoon Jazz Orchestra. 

 

He holds a Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance and Music Teaching Credential from San Francisco State University, where his trumpet teacher was the legendary Joseph Alessi Sr. He also studied trumpet with many other distinguished teachers, starting with his father, William Nemoyten,

at the age of 9.