BUFFALO STRING COLLECTIVE, a partnership between Buffalo Music Club and Buffalo String Works, pools together some of Buffalo’s best classical string players to create elevated musical opportunities for Buffalo artists and audiences–from performances and recordings to music education and special events.
INGA YANOSKI is a classically-trained violinist in Western New York, where she has been a regular substitute player for the Buffalo Philharmonic, and has participated in several professional recordings with them for the Naxos label. She has also played in the pit at Shea’s for many touring Broadway shows. Inga loves the Buffalo theatre community, appearing in several productions as an onstage musician. Her versatility has allowed her to stretch beyond her classical training, playing folk music with her trio The Bards, being a back-up singer and violinist for 10,000 Maniacs, and appearing onstage with icons like Rod Steward and Stevie Wonder.
SARAH COLE teaches violin at Buffalo String Works while maintaining a large private studio of beginners to advanced musicians. Sarah has three advanced performance degrees from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, Royal Welsh College of Music and the University of Louisville. She performs around WNY as a freelance violinist.
AMY KELLY has performed with the Southern Tier Symphony, Buffalo Opera Unlimited, the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic, I Solisti of WNY, and other local groups. She is a teaching artist at Buffalo String Works.
ALEX COUSINS has performed as a soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Four Centuries Chamber Orchestra, Peabody Conservatory Symphony Orchestras, SUNY Fredonia Orchestras, Southern Tier Symphony, and others. He also served as Principal Cellist of the South Carolina-based Rock Hill Symphony Orchestra and is a member of The Liminal Space Ensemble. He is a teaching artist at Buffalo String Works.