Micah Behr received his Doctorate in Viola Performance at UW Madison where he studied viola with Sally Chisholm and collaborative piano with Martha Fischer. His original compositions and transcriptions have been premiered by the Madison Bach Musicians, Stoughton Chamber Music Festival, and the Griffon String Quartet. He also composes music for Geneva Campus Church where he serves as Worship Director and Artist-in-Residence.

Philip Bergman was born into a musical home in Iowa City, Iowa: his mother a voice teacher, and his father an editor and amateur tenor. He grew up with music ranging from Arensky to Zeppelin, Josquin to Joplin. Now living and working in Illinois, Philip’s career spans a similar range. He is the principal cellist of Orchestra Iowa, principal cellist of the Dubuque Symphony, and a cellist in the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. Philip is a Teaching Associate in Music at Lake Forest College, a Private Cello Instructor at Glenbrook High Schools, and has a private studio in Chicago. Philip is the cellist and founding member of the Lieta String Quartet and Four Equals String Quartet, both of which perform in the Chicagoland area. Philip’s professional career began in Japan, where he was a cellist and Vorspieler in the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra from 2014 to 2017. Following his time in Hyogo, Philip was a Civic Fellow with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago from 2018 to 2021. Philip received his Bachelor of Music from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his Master of Music from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has collaborated in performance with musicians including Yo-Yo Ma, David Perry, and Jennifer Gilbert, and has performed under the baton of such conductors as Sir Neville Marriner, Daniel Harding, and Ken-David Masur. In his free time Philip enjoys good food, good stories in any medium, watching his beloved Chicago Cubs, and spending time with his dog Nadja.

Madlen H. Breckbill, viola and violin, lived in Berlin (Germany) for the last four years working as an orchestral trainee with Konzerthaus Berlin, as the violist of the TAÏGA String Quartet in Denmark and as a chamber music trainee for Villa-Musica in Rheinland Pfalz. She is a graduate of UW-Madison where she studied with David Perry, and the Glenn Gould School in Toronto, where she studied with Paul Kantor, Barry Shiffman, Erica Raum and Steven Dann. In 2019, Madlen started the Stoughton Chamber Music Festival, bringing in professional musicians for ever-shifting summer chamber music collaborations. Madlen lives in Stoughton, WI, where she is establishing herself in the Midwest as a collaborator, teacher, and concert organizer. In the fall, Madlen will begin her Masters in Viola performance with Prof. Chisholm as a Collins Fellow.
Greta Breckbill (viola), a Stoughton native, received her bachelor of arts from Goshen College, where she studied violin performance with Solomia Soroka. She continued her musical education on the side, studying viola with Sally Chisholm, while earning her Doctorate of Audiology at UW-Madison. Today, Greta works as an audiologist in Madison, WI, and relishes making music with friends and family at every opportunity. She performed with the Madison Savoyards for several seasons. Greta is also certified to teach yoga and is casually training for a sprint triathlon.
Hailed for his “technical prowess [and] perfect conveyance of…wit, humor, and effect” (Sarasota Herald-Tribune), clarinetist Brad Cherwin is one of “Toronto’s best young chamber musicians” (Bachtrack). His playing has been lauded as “astounding” and “a total success … as flexible in tone as possible” (Calgary Herald). Highlights of Cherwin’s most recent season include performances with Barbara Hannigan as an Equilibrium Young Artist at the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance, and a sold-out European recital debut at Hamburg’s Tonali Saal with Ema Nikolovska, Hagar Sharvit, and Daniel Gerzenberg. Cherwin will be returning to LAMP as an EQ Young Artist again in fall 2022. Cherwin is the co-founder, clarinetist, and graphic designer for Toronto’s West End Micro Music Festival. After a sold-out first season titled MOZART IS DEAD, the festival returns in 2022 with minMAX. With four programmes and some of Toronto’s boldest artistic voices, minMAX features exhilarating music by Julia Wolfe, Nahre Sol, Steve Reich, Eleanor Alberga, and many others. Cherwin is also the director of The Happenstancers, a Toronto-based ensemble that features “an obscene amount of talent” (The WholeNote). Their concerts have been praised as “superbly planned, with a rich banquet of textures and colours…Next time these people throw a recital, run, don’t walk” (Lydia Perovic, Definitely the Opera).
Alex Norris currently resides in Iowa City, IA, where he plays in various ensembles including the Grand Rapids Symphony, Illinois Symphony, Quad City Symphony, and Des Moines Metro Opera. Earlier experiences include serving as Second Violin in the Permian Basin String Quartet in Midland, Texas, as well as being a member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra. Alex has an extensive history in chamber music, ranging from attending the String Quartet Program of FEMUSC in Santa Catarina, Brazil, to collaborating on the Mendelssohn Octet with the Pacifica Quartet. 
Zou Zou Robidoux is a Montreal-based cellist working across classical and contemporary genres. She has performed throughout Canada in band, musical theatre, and orchestral settings, including performances at the Montreal Jazz Festival, National Arts Centre, Theatre Calgary, and Vancouver Folk Festival. A passionate collaborator, Zou Zou is the Artistic Director of ChamberFest at the Spring Green General Store, a chamber music festival in Spring Green, Wisconsin. This past year, she made her professional acting debut at the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts, originating the role of Music in the English adaptation of Keren Peles’ rock musical April Fools. An active studio musician in the Montreal scene, Zou Zou is featured as a cellist and string arranger on Basia Bulat’s latest album, The Garden. Her arrangement of “Fables” from the album was performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s #LateShowMeMusic series. In addition to her performance schedule, Zou Zou also works on the administrative teams of the Canadian International Organ Competition, for whom she also served as the English emcee for the 2021 competition, and La Maison du Parc, a housing facility for HIV/AIDS patients in Montreal.
Teddy Wiggins, violinist, is an alumnus of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. He hasperformed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Verbier Festival Orchestra, Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, and many others. Often in principal roles, Mr. Wiggins has played under the world’s leading conductors, including Michael Tilson Thomas, Roberto Abbado, John Williams, and Xian Zhang.His enthusiasm for chamber music and studio recording has kept Mr. Wiggins active across North America. He was a founding member of the Toronto-based Annex Quartet, and performed with them alongside the Kronos Quartet in a program of contemporary music at Carnegie Hall. In 2021, Mr. Wiggins joined the Willy Street Chamber Players (WSCP) for their summer concert series in Madison, WI; he will return as a core member in future concerts. In addition to WSCP, he also performed at the Stoughton Chamber Music Festival and ‘Concerts on the Square’ with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. As a freelance musician, Mr. Wiggins has explored and taken interest in a wide variety of musical genres. He has collaborated with artists such as Andrea Bocelli, The Eagles, Regina Spektor, Kanye West, Ledisi, and Measha Brueggergosman. Mr. Wiggins is a proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and The Glenn Gould School at The Royal Conservatory in Toronto. He is grateful for his principal teachers, who include Paul Kantor, Felicia Moye, Kelly Barr, and Winifred Crock.
A thoughtful and versatile violist, Laila Zakzook has performed music from the 12th century through the present day, with repertoire running the gamut from classical to jazz to folk and Indie-rock. She has concertized internationally, with musical centers of gravity in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto. Favorite performances have included concerts with Father John Misty, performing Mendelssohn Opus 13 overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Music by the Sea in British Columbia, working with contemporary composer Osvaldo Golijov, and performing under the baton of Leon Fleischer. Laila is thrilled to perform with exceptionally talented musicians and dear friends at the Stoughton Chamber Music Festival.
“For more than twenty years Kay has been sharing tales with children and adults in schools and libraries, celebrations and festivals. Her lively manner engages her listeners and draws them in, making them feel a part of the story. She often blends Spanish and English into many of her stories. Whether she’s telling traditional legends, personal tales, or original stories, her performances are fun, lively, and interactive!
So, what exactly does Kay do? Kay tells you stories; she doesn’t read them to you. You and your imagination “see” the tale as you listen to it, you react to the details, you respond to the questions, you join in with the action, and you become a part of that story. Whether there are 2 or 200 people in the audience, each person is imagining the tale in their own way.
Storytelling has power – The power to inspire, to feel and to energize. Stories build understanding. They entertain. They teach. They let us see the big picture. And because it’s a story, you remember it”