Relâche Ensemble flutist since 1998, Michele Kelly has also served as the ensemble’s co-Artistic Director since 2004. She appears on the group’s four most recent recordings: Press Play, Eight Point Turn, Kyle Gann's The Planets, and Comix Trips.
Lloyd Shorter has been with Relâche since 1990, with worldwide performances including Prague, Berlin, Vienna, Warsaw, Cracow, Amsterdam, Vilnius, Caracas, Seattle, Phoenix and New York City. Since 2003, he has served as co-Artistic Director.
Bob Butryn studied clarinet at Temple University, and is known throughout the Philadelphia area for his versatility on clarinet, sax, and flute. He is also renowned for his innate skill and flexibility throughout jazz, pop and classical settings.
Philadelphia native Amy Leonard received viola performance degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music, and has studied baroque viola at Oberlin’s Baroque Performance Institute.
Bassoonist Chuck Holdeman first performed as a member with Relâche from 1985 to 1995 before rejoining the ensemble as a member in 2007. He is Principal Bassoon for the Bach Festival of Bethlehem, and is also a composer of opera, orchestral music, songs, chamber music, and music for film.
Chris Coyle is a bassist, composer and music educator based in Philadelphia. One of the newest members of Relâche, Chris brings to the group a diverse skill set and broad spectrum of performance experience and musical influences.
Ron Stabinsky has been a member of Relâche since 2017, and enjoys working in many stylistically diverse musical contexts throughout the United States and Europe with a wide variety of other musicians and ensembles.
Wes Morton is an active drummer and percussionist throughout the Wilmington/Philadelphia area. He joined Relâche in 2017, bringing with him performance experience as a commercial drum set artist, classical mallet percussionist and Caribbean steel drummer.