About the members:
Caroline White - Cello
Caroline taught music in the Hartford Public Schools for
many years. Originally trained as a trumpet player, Caroline loved the cello and
began studying cello and performing as an adult. She is heavily involved with the
Hartford Music Society and performs in many orchestras and chamber music groups in
the Hartford area including the Connecticut Valley Chamber Orchestra.
Tibor Pusztai - Viola
Tibor is a noted Composer and Conductor. He currently
teaches composition at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and is on the faculty
of the Hartford Conservatory. He is conductor of the Connecticut Valley Chamber Orchestra
and has been the Assistant conductor of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Tibor studied violin
and viola, beginning his career as a performer in well known string quartets and symphonies.
As his career turned more to composition and conducting his time became limited to perform
as an instrumentalist. Tibor has returned to instrumental performing as violist and
occasional violinist with The Salmon Brook Trio Plus!
Richard Loomis - Viola
Dick earns his living playing viola and bass as well as tuning pianos.
A resident of Western Massachusetts, Dick heralds originally from Hawaii
and was a member of the Honolulu Symphony. Dick performs with a number of local orchestras including
the Southern Connecticut Orchestra.
Susan Cutlip - Violin
Sue lives in Willimantic and performs with a number of orchestras including
the Meriden Symphony and the Southern Connecticut Orchestra. In addition to Salmon Brook, Susan plays
a lot of chamber music in Connecticut and in a number of summer festivals in the Northeast.
Helene Rosenblatt - Flute
She has a Mus.M. in Performance from Boston University. She performed in New York and the Boston
area as a freelance musician as well as forming and managing several chamber music groups over the years
including Ensemble di Vento (LI NY) and Charles River Chamber Players (Boston/Cambridge in the late 70's
and early 80's), and the Blackledge Woodwind Quintet. She was a student of
William Fred Heim, James Pappoutsakis and Christopher Krueger. In addition she attended
master class with Marcel Moyse. She actively performs in Connecticut with Blackledge, Charter Oak Flutes,
Concerto Winds and Salmon Brook Trio Plus!