Judith Yanchus, violin, studied in Boston and New York with the teachers Rouben Gregorian, Ivor Karman, and Joseph Fuchs. She has been a member of the Rotterdam Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony, principal second violin of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and, most recently, for many years, a first violinist in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.


Chamber music associations include the Monadnock Festival, the String Trio of New York, the Hammond Chamber Players, and the Windham Chamber Music Festival.. Miss Yanchus is currently concertmaster of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra and the Candlewood Chamber Orchestra.  Judith Yanchus and Laurence Glazener have been married for many years and live in Carmel, NY.



Suzanne Corey-Sahlin, viola, is Principal Violist of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, and Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, where she has performed as soloist. Suzanne has studied with Albert Markov, Jesse Levine and Robert Glazer, formerly with the Chicago Symphony, and two years with the Manhattan String Quartet at Music Mountain.  She was also a member of the Tourmaline String Quartet for 8 years, which had a residency with Ridgefield Symphony.  This Quartet has performed extensively throughout Fairfield County and New York areas with appearances at Vassar, Marist, and Bard Colleges, and Marymount Fordham University, where she was a faculty member, and St. Stephen’s Church and Keeler Tavern Museum in Ridgefield.  Suzanne has also performed in Gershwin’s, “Porgy And Bess,” and “Phantom of The Opera” throughout the United States, Japan and South America.


Suzanne is music director of the Ridgefield Junior Orchestra, is a faculty member of the Waterville Valley Summer Music Festival, teaches privately in Ridgefield and at her studio at the Music Source in Old Greenwich, and is the Artistic Director for the Keeler Tavern Museum Chamber Music Series.   Suzanne is married to Gunnar and they live in Stamford, CT.



Gunnar Sahlin, cello, studied at the Academy of Music in Prague, Czechoslovakia, for three years. During 1975 -1988 he was a permanent member of the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Sweden.  With that orchestra Sahlin participated in tours all over Europe and in the US, playing with world famous soloists and conductors.  The orchestra also appears at the annual Nobel Prize Ceremonies at the Stockholm Concert Hall. 


Sahlin, who has lived in the US since 1988, is a freelancing musician in Connecticut and New York.   In 2003 he auditioned successfully for the position as Principal Cellist of Norwalk Symphony Orchestra.   Sahlin teaches at Riverside School of Music, Greenwich-Riverside.   In 2003 Sahlin became the musical director and conductor of the Fairfield County Symphony Society.


Since 2006 Sahlin is a faculty member of the Waterville Valley Summer Music Festival.