Michael Tabak studied for ten years at the Juilliard School of Music Preparatory Division where he was rated “Exceptional” by the woodwind faculty jury and was soloist multiple times with the orchestra. He has been principal flute of many orchestras, and currently is principal flute of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston. He is a founding member of The Weston Wind Quintet and The Aujourd’hui Ensemble. Recordings of many of Michael's performances are available, free, at soundcloud.com/wwq/sets.
Alessandro Cirafici is principal oboe of the Boston Civic Symphony and has performed with the Boston Pops. He received his master's degree in oboe performance from New England Conservatory and is pursuing a graduate performance diploma at Boston University, where he is continuing his studies with John Ferrillo (Boston Symphony). Previously he studied with Elaine Douvas (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra). Alessandro joined The Weston Wind Quintet in 2018.
Danby Cho, clarinet, a native of South Korea, is an active performer and teacher on the East Coast of the United States. She has appeared as concerto soloist with various orchestras and ensembles. As a freelancer, she has served as a principal clarinet of many local orchestras such as the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and plays Eb clarinet with New England Philharmonic. A versatile chamber musician, she is a co-founder of Trio Mirabile, an artistic director of Artique in Boston, and is a member of the Weston Wind Quintet. As a dedicated educator, Dr. Cho is on the faculty of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, working with students of the Young Artist Orchestra, the Young Artist Wind Ensemble, and the Clarinet Workshop. She also teaches at the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Elizabeth Jones earned her Master of Music degree from Illinois State University, where she performed with the Faculty Brass Quintet and received the Exceptional Merit in the Arts award. She has played with the Claflin Hill Symphony, Atlantic Symphony, Reagle Music Theater, Worcester Chorus, and others. Libby has played with The Weston Wind Quintet since 2014 and became a core member in 2018. She also teaches private lessons on the South Shore.
Shu Satoh has been principal bassoon of many orchestras including the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic, Newton Symphony, Boston Civic, New Philharmonia (in Newton), and (currently) The Apollo Ensemble of Boston. He is a founding member of the Windhammer Chamber Players and a member of the Aujourd'hui Ensemble. Shu has been a member of The Weston Wind Quintet since 2011.