It was my absolute privilege to fill in for Richard Piippo at the 2016 Michigan Youth Arts Festival. I was treated to several performances by the winning ensemble of the MASTA Chamber Festival and got to hear a phenomenal coaching session with Lidor Ondras. Pictured here with me are: Elena Chambers, Vioin; Christopher Young, Viola; Matthew Youn, Cello; and Forrest Flesher, Piano. This is most definitely a testament to the fine string teaching that is occurring in the great state of Michigan.
-Janis Peterson, MASTA President