Michele Kelly

Flutes

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

Oboe / English Horn

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.

Amy Leonard

Viola

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.

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Chuck Holdeman

Bassoon

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.

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Chris Coyle

Bass

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.

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Ron Stabinsky

Piano

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.

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Wesley Morton

Percussion

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.

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Roger Mgrdichian

Oud

Roger Mgrdichian specializes in the oud, an ancestor of the European lute, and performs in diverse styles of Middle Eastern music with several ensembles. Roger is the lead composer for Jaffna, a band that combines styles of Middle Eastern and Indian music in original compositions.

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