Erimos String Quartet
Meet our musicians
Kah Yan Lee
Violinist Shannon Fitzhenry made her solo debut with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra when she Shannon Fitzhenry, violinistwas fourteen years old, and has since performed with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and Miami Summer Music Festival Orchestra. She has also won several competitions including the Youth Orchestra of the Lowcountry Concerto Competition, Hilton Head Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition, and Miami Summer Music Festival Competition. Recently, Shannon was a featured performer on NPR’s Performance Today and is the recipient of the Eda Rubin Term Scholarship at Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. She is co-concertmaster of the Peabody Concert Orchestra as well as a founding member of the Adorno String Quartet. Shannon is pursuing a Bachelor of Music and Violin Performance Degree and studying privately with Herbert Greenberg.
Mr. Alisson Unglaub is a Brazilian violinist pursuing the degree of Doctor in Musical Arts in Violin Performance at the Arizona State University. He has been recipient of many grants, scholarships, and assistantships both in Brazil and United States, including the Special Talent Award by the Arizona State University (ASU) where he also served as violin teaching assistant.
Mr. Unglaub’s violin studies began when he was eight years old at the Adventist University in São Paulo, Brazil. Later on, upon his acceptance on the Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance at the Santa Catarina State University (Brazil), he was ranked 1st place in the music department among the freshmen. While still on college he was concertmaster of the UNISUL String Orchestra and joined the two main orchestras of the state, Camerata Florianopolis and Filarmonia Santa Catarina, as first violinist, also collaborating as concertmaster and soloist.
In addition to performing with orchestras, chamber ensembles, concertmaster duties, and solo performances, he also has experience in different musical areas, such as music educator, choir director, violin and viola teacher, arranger, and music minister. His passion for chamber music has led him to participate in many different chamber groups, being member and founder of the Arcada String Quartet, and a member of the Erimos String Quartet which he enjoys greatly.
Cellist Najette Abouelhadi performs as an orchestral and chamber musician in the US and abroad including appearances in her native Boston, Baltimore, DC, as well as in Italy, Canada, and Korea. Najette currently serves as Principal Cellist in the Baltimore-based Symphony No. 1 and has also performed as assistant principal cellist in the Peabody Concert Orchestra and Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. Her development as a quartet player has been aided by coachings from some of the top musicians in the field, including the Borromeo, Emerson and Brentano quartets. Najette is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance with Alan Stepansky at the Peabody Conservatory, where she has been awarded the Stephen Kates Memorial Endowed Scholarship. In addition, her devotion to community service has led her to receive Barack Obama’s Annual Presidential Community Service Award for four consecutive years.
From South Korea, she was a member of Jeollabukdo children’s orchestra, Sori-Arts Center youth Orchestra, Hampton Roads Chamber Orchestra, and Peninsula Korean Youth Orchestra. She was a prize winner of the Honam arts Festival Competition in Korea when she was 14. She moved to United States when she was 16, She has been attended to Bay View Music Festival, Manchester Music Festival, and Hot Springs Music Festival. She is currently getting her Master’s degree under professor Emilio at Indiana University. She has a Bachelor’s degree under Carl Donakowski at James Madison University. She studied with Eun-Kyu Park, and James Herbison.