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Festival Artists


Inessa Zaretsky, Artistic Director of Chamber Music on the Hudson, has had extensive experience in programming and running music festivals throughout the US, as Artistic Director of Chamber Music Society of the Carolinas. and Co-Director of the Phoenix Ensemble with pianist Vassa Shevel in New York. For the past 15 years she’s been performing with Craftsbury Chamber Music Festival in Vermont.


Ms. Zaretsky is an award-winning pianist and composer whose performances have taken her around the world while her music has been performed in England,  Norway,  Canada,  Australia,  Italy , Russia and throughout the United States. 


She studied piano with Richard Goode and composition with Robert Cuckson at the Mannes College of Music in New York and has collaborated with many notable musicians, such as the Miro, Enso, Jasper, Tesla and Cassat String Quartets, Kent/Blossom Festival Orchestra,  Chamber Music Series of St. Lukes Orchestra,  principal players of the Boston, Chicago and Orpheus Orchestras, as well as soloists of the Metropolitan Opera.


She is on the piano faculty of Mannes College, New School University. For more about Ms. Zaretsky, please visit

Nicholas Tamagna, Vocal Director of Chamber Music on the Hudson, is a leading countertenor in his generation singing on many of the world’s stages, and a frequent collaborator with Inessa Zaretsky in recital.


Recent and upcoming performances include: Narciso in Händel’s Agrippina (Metropolitan Opera), Oberon (cover) in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Wiener Staatsoper),Ermanno in Vinci’s Gismondo, Re di Polonia (Theater an der Wien),  Silvio in Händel’s Il Pastor Fido and Ruggiero in Händel’s Alcina (Halle Händelfestspiele), Ottone in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea (Florentine Opera), Siroe in Hasse’s Siroe, Re di Persia (Oldenburgisches Staatstheater and the Nederlandse Reisopera), Pompeo in Vivaldi’s Il Farnace (Spoleto Festival USA), The Refugee in Dove’s Flight (Opera Omaha / Oldenburg),  Oronte in Riccardo Primo (Händelfestspiele Badisches Staatstheater),   Polinesso in Ariodante (Theater Münster), Hassan in Cities of Salt (Royal Opera House Covent Garden), and the Spirit in Dido and Aeneas and To be or not to be (with le Poème Harmonique: at lOpéra de Rouen, Vichy,  Royal de Versailles, and la Philharmonie de Paris). 


For more about Nicholas Tamagna, please visit


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Anna Elashvili


Anna Elashvili, violin, hailed as "riveting" by the New York Times and

“maintaining ferocious accuracy into the upper register” by the New

Yorker has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster

around the world. She has collaborated with renowned artists such as

Maxim Vengerov, Lynn Harrell, Daniel Hope and Dawn Upshaw.

Anna is a violinist in Decoda, an Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall,

and Musicians of Lenox Hill. She has performed with the Bryant Park

Quartet, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, East Coast Chamber Orchestra,

NOVUS NY, and many others. Her international travels include

England, Mexico, Germany, Canada, Israel, Iceland and Abu Dhabi. Ms.

Elashvili is currently teaching at the Special Music School and Yellow

Barn’s Young Artist Program.

She performs on a Sam Zygmuntowicz violin on a generous extended


Yves Dhar

Ives Dhar’s past highlights include appearances at Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center (New York); the Kennedy Center (DC), and Chicago Cultural Center. Dhar has featured as soloist with the orchestras of Houston, Green Bay, Edmonton, Florida, Dominican Republic, Córdoba (Argentina), and Juilliard.

Dhar has collaborated with artists such as Sir Simon Rattle, Itzhak Perlman, Christian Tetzlaff, Gilbert Kalish, and members of the Emerson, Cleveland, Guarneri, and Orion Quartets.  Outside the classical world, he has shared the stage with Christina Aguilera, Sting, Chick Corea, Robin Williams. He has appeared, recorded and written for TV and  film

He continues this work as a member of Decoda, the official affiliate ensemble of Carnegie Hall, and co-founded the nonprofit organizations New Docta and Cello Makes Everything Better.

Dr. Dhar joined the faculty of Vassar College in 2018. He plays an 1842 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume cello.

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IVAN FILIPCHYK was born in Belarus, where he studied music and visual arts. After graduating from Gnesin Academy of Music in Moscow in 2015 he moved to New York. As a versatile virtuoso on both accordion and piano, Ivan has received honors in many international competitions and has performed on major concert stages from Japan to Canada, across Europe, Russia and Ukraine. A multi-faceted artist, Ivan composes, performs, teaches and also paints. He is currently expanding and integrating his artistic endeavors by actively combining music with visual art.

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