Expressiveness, elegance and "virtuosity with abandon" are the hallmarks of violinist Gabriel Bolkosky. As a recitalist, he distinguishes his performances with a diverse repertoire that "unleashes all the possibilities of the violin". He has performed across the country and has premiered hundreds of works by composers such as Thomas Adès and Frederic Rzewski, on Carnegie Hall's Making Music Series. Bolkosky also teaches violin at the University of Michigan and is executive director of the Ann Arbor based nonprofit organization, The Phoenix Ensemble.
Partner to many distinguished musicians, Michele Cooker has performed on many concert series and participated in festivals in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In addition to performing regularly with Gabe Bolkosky, Ms. Cooker collaborates with members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and numerous violinists throughout the Midwest. She also teaches piano privately at Kerrytown Concert House.