First Violinist with the Zenith Quartet, Michael Fan is also Concertmaster of the Tucson Pops Orchestra, a position he has also held with The Southern Arizona Light Opera, and the U of A Summer Opera Orchestras. He also plays in the Tucson Symphony and is a founding member of the Tucson Symphony Piano Trio. Michael is also an accomplished composer and writes all the arrangements for the quartet. For more information please visit his website www.mikefan.com
Melanie Olsen, violinist in the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the University of Arizona’s School of Music and Dance. In addition to the Tucson Symphony she has performed with numerous musical groups throughout the U. S. and Europe including the Fredonia Chamber Players, the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, and the Heidelberg Opera Orchestra. More recently she traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina where she studied tango music with violinist Fernando Suarez-Paz.
Rose Todaro holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin Conservatory and a Master of Music degree from Bowling Green State University. She has played in the Broadway touring productions of Guys & Dolls, The Producers and The Sound of Music and with numerous orchestras and popular entertainers, from Wayne Newton to Luciano Pavarotti. Rose appears on Merle Haggard?s CD Unforgettable and on the soundtrack of the award-winning Cate Blanchett film I‘m Not There.
Steven Brubaker studied with the esteemed University of Arizona professor, Gordon Epperson, and later in Illinois with Gabriel Magyar of the Hungarian Quartet. He also spent six months in Barcelona, Spain studying with Dmitry Yablonsky, principal cellist of the Barcelona Orchestra. Steven has been a participant in summer music festivals in Aspen, Flagstaff, and Colorado Springs. His symphonic career has included playing in the Chattanooga, Spokane, and New Mexico Symphonies. He is currently a member of the cello section of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and the Tucson Pops Orchestra