Founded in 2005, The Oracle Trio is committed to performing celebrated classics of
the chamber music literature as well as music of our time.
The Oracle Trio has been a featured ensemble at the Heidelberg New Music Festival,
the Ohio and Indiana Music Teachers’ Association state conferences, and on concert
series at numerous universities and music schools. The trio has performed works by a
number of living composers, including Pulitzer-Prize winning composer Samuel Adler,
Marc Mellits, Douglas McConnell, and Daniel Koontz.
With a strong conviction in the importance of bringing music to young people, all of
the members of the Oracle Trio are committed to teaching. Oracle has given
numerous performances and workshops in children’s hospitals and educational
institutions, where they have witnessed the transformative power of music.
April Johnson, violinist, has performed throughout the U.S. as a soloist, chamber
musician, orchestral freelancer and recording artist. She has performed as
concertmaster with the Jupiter Symphony, the Galatea Ensemble, and the Canton
Symphony. She has also performs regularly with the New York Chamber Soloists.
She has recorded with Lyrichord, Dorian and Newport Classics labels. Ms. Johnson
received her Bachelor of Music at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She has taught on
the faculty of Hoff-Barthelson, Scarsdale, NY since 1993. Born in Davenport, Iowa,
she now resides in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
Peter Seidenberg, cellist, has played throughout Europe, America and Asia and was
a fellow in the Marlboro, Aspen, and Norfolk music festivals. He was principal cellist of
the Osaka Orchestra, a founding member and cellist with the Elements Quartet, and
is the cellist with The Queen's Chamber Band. His solo CD of Bach sonatas was
released on the Lyrichord label in 2010. He holds degrees from Eastman and the
New England Conservatory as well as an Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute
Kate Boyd, pianist, has performed as a soloist on many concert series, as a concerto
soloist, and as a guest artist with established chamber music ensembles throughout
the United States and beyond. She holds degrees from Oberlin, Stony Brook, and
Hanover Academy of Music (Germany). Kate Boyd is on the faculty of Butler
University in Indianapolis and Interlochen Music Camp in Michigan, and is a 2009
recipient of an Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Fellowship. Her CD of
new American piano music was released on the Ravello label in 2010.
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