Flutist Lois Bliss Herbine is a recording artist on television, radio and commercial CDs. She is a solo piccolo artist on Crystal and BCM&D Records. All six accompanied recordings from her CD, Take Wing, including premieres of Persichetti, Dorff and Daugherty, have been broadcast on radio stations across the United States. Internationally renown Gramophone magazine hails her recital as "high-flying" and Music Web International claims, "Another leading wind soloist takes flight". As a Powell Flute Artist she has given recitals, lectures and materclasses at the Philadelphia Flute Society Flute Fair, Baylor, Rice and Temple University and the University of Michigan, among other schools and societies. Lois is a resident instructor at the International Piccolo Symposium and she performs regularly with a few local ensembles such as the Reading Symphony Orchestra and Fairmount Strings.
Sophie Bruno Labiner has performed extensively with the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as other major groups including the Pittsburgh Symphony, New York Philharmonic, and the English Chamber Orchestra. She has appeared both as soloist and as part of chamber music ensembles in the Philadelphia and New York areas. Other performances include American Ballet Theater, Kirov Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, American Boy Choir, Reading Symphony, Delaware Symphony, and the Princeton Festival of New Jersey. She is currently Principal Harpist with Opera Philadelphia,The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Orchestra 2001, and the Academy of Vocal Arts Opera Orchestra.
"Among the outstanding soloists in the orchestra...Sophie Bruno('s) poetic harp"
- Lewis Whittington for ConcertoNet.com (Puccini's La Bohème AVA review, 2015)
"Harpist Sophie Bruno makes a luminous contribution to an excerpt from Stephen Mager's cycle for soprano, piccolo and harp" on Lois Herbine's solo CD, Take Wing. "...not the least part of this disc's success is the outstanding quality of the artists..." - The Gramophone magazine