Carol Marton, Artistic Director

DSC_0160-CM-aboutCarol Marton, Koleinu’s Founding Artistic Director, earned her Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting at Indiana University School of Music in 1992, where she studied with Jan Harrington and Thomas Dunn. Upon returning to Boston, she served as the assistant conductor for the Zamir Chorale of Boston and as the conductor of the Temple Emanuel Choir in Newton. Concurrently, she worked as a singer and soloist with several ensembles in the Boston area, including the Schola Cantorum of Boston, the Choir of the Church of the Advent, and the John Oliver Chorale.In addition to her work with Koleinu, Carol is the Founder and Artistic Director of Pandora’s Vox, a contemporary music ensemble for women’s voices. She also directs the Temple Sinai Choir in Sharon, MA. Carol has been on the faculty of the School of Jewish Music at Hebrew College and Bunker Hill Community College and she has taught conducting, vocal technique classes, workshops, and voice and piano privately. She has been a guest conductor around the New England area including most recently for Cantilena, A Women’s Chorale in Arlington. Carol is also the longtime Business Manager at GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) in Boston and an avid cyclist. She lives in Jamaica Plain with her partner Claudia and her beloved cat.

Victor Cayres, Accompanist

Victor CayresBrazilian pianist Victor Cayres has earned praise for concerts with the Sine Nomine string quartet in Switzerland and as a soloist with such orchestras as the Boston Pops and Brno Philharmonic in the Czech Republic. A recent winner of the eighth Iowa Piano Competition and the eighteenth Leoš Janáček Competition, he has been a guest artist at Banff Center for the Arts, Canada, Interlochen Center for the Arts, MI, and Boston University Tanglewood Institute. He has released CDs for Albany Records (works by David Owens) and Parma Records (works by Joseph Summer). Mr. Cayres has performed in Brazil, Europe, and in the U.S., including a recent debut at Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall, as a soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of New York. He currently serves on the piano faculty at Boston University School of Music.

B.M., University of São Paulo, with Gilberto Tinetti and Eduardo Monteiro; independent studies at Staatliche Hochschule für Muzik in Karlsruhe, Germany; M.M. and G.D., New England Conservatory, with Wha Kyung Byun, chamber music with Richard Stoltzman; D.M.A., Boston University, with Anthony di Bonaventura and Boaz Sharon.