The Pioneer Valley's Most Experienced Musicians
The Bel Canto Chamber Players came together over 30 years ago with the goal of creating music as beautiful as the natural splendor of western New England and as wonderful as the people who live here. Since then, we've performed at hundreds of weddings, parties, and other events throughout New England and New York. We pride ourselves on our versatility and have made it our lives' work to bring the joy of beautiful classical and popular music to listeners of all ages and backgrounds.
The Bel Canto Chamber Players is several groups in one! Choose a string quartet, string trio or string duo. Add an oboe or flute, or even have just a soloist. Our Wedding Ensemble works indoors as well as outdoors. Our ensemble is privileged to be the String Quartet in Residence at St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield, Massachusetts. We are happy to provide music for ceremonies of any religion or no religion and we proudly perform at LGBTQ ceremonies and events.
Violin and Viola
Carol was a scholarship student at the New England Conservatory of Music, and was also a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center for 2 years. She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from SUNY/Binghamton and a Master's of Music Degree from UMASS Amherst. She has performed professionally for more than 35 years with a variety of ensembles including the Hartford Symphony, The Binghamton Symphony, The Arcadia Players Baroque Ensemble, The Sacramento Symphony, and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. She is a founding member of the Bel Canto Chamber Players.
Jennifer Allen, cello, received her Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College, and has played in the Tri Cities Opera Orchestra, the Binghamton Symphony Orchestra, the Pioneer Valley Symphony and The B.C. Pops Orchestra. She is a founding member of the Bel Canto Chamber Players, and has performed chamber music and solo music throughout New York and Massachusetts.
Romina was born in Tirana, Albania and studied at the Academy of the Arts in Tirana. She toured Europe with the Academy of Arts Faculty Orchestra. She received her Masters of Music Degree at University of Massachusetts, Amherst under the tutelage of Charles Trager. Romina also studied as a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, and is a member of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and the Bel Canto Chamber Players.
David Siegel received a B.M. From Manhattan School of Music. In addition to touring with Philharmonia Hungarica and Phantom of the Opera, David has performed with many local organizations including Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Boston Ballet Orchestra, and Springfield Symphony Orchestra. He has also studied extensively with Aaron Rosand. David teaches privately in the Worcester, MA area, and resides in Millbury, MA.
Kavan received his Bachelor's Degree in Music from SUNY/Purchase and his Master's of Music degree from the University of Notre Dame. Kavan has extensive performance experience in solo and chamber music in Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, and his native country, Sri Lanka. He has performed with the Tokyo String Quartet, Medici Quartet & New World String Quartet.
Hailing from Indiana, Lisa started violin in public school at the age of 10, attended New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and received her degree in violin performance, studying primarily with Eric Rosenblith. Her studies continued at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford. She now teaches at the Hartt School and at a magnet school in New Haven. She has played with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra.