Volta Piano Trio (Formally the Icicle Creek Piano Trio)

Jennifer Caine, violinist, was a first prize winner of the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Competition in 2004 and recipient of several awards including the Royal College of Music’s Isolde Menges Prize for solo Bach, the Polonsky Foundation Grant, and the Frank Huntington Beebe Grant for Musicians. She has concertized throughout the U.S. and Europe in venues including the Phillips Collection, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and the Glinka Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg, and performed at Music@Menlo, the Sarasota Music Festival, and many other festivals around the world. Ms. Caine is the violinist of the former Icicle Creek Piano Trio (now Volta Piano Trio), with whom she has performed extensively throughout the Northwest and abroad, been heard on national radio stations, and recorded two discs on the Con Brio label to critical acclaim. As assistant director and resident violinist at the Icicle Creek Music Center from 2007-2010, she performed on the Canyon Wren Series and coached for and directed educational programs. Jennifer regularly appears on several Northwest chamber music series, including Simple Measures, the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival, and the Icicle Creek International Chamber Music Festival, and performs frequently in the Seattle Symphony. Jennifer is a graduate of Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Slavic Languages and Literatures, and holds Masters Degrees from the Royal College of Music and Oxford University.

Russian-born pianist Oksana Ezhokina appears frequently as guest recitalist and chamber musician on concert series across the United States and abroad. She has been featured on multiple live radio broadcasts on WFMT-Chicago, KUOW and KING FM in Seattle, and Maine Public Radio. She has performed in venues such as the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, Benaroya Hall, Davies Orchestra Hall, Klassik Keyifler Festival in Turkey and premiered chamber works of Wayne Horvitz, Laura Kaminsky, Bern Herbolsheimer, Marilyn Shrudeand Paul Dresher. Her recent collaborations have included concerts with the Seattle Chamber Players, Avalon String Quartet, violinist Ian Swensen and cellist Anthony Elliott, among others. Oksana Ezhokina was awarded a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from Stony Brook University in 2004. She is the pianist of the Volta Piano Trio (formerly known as Icicle Creek Piano Trio), whose recordings under the Con Brio label received accolades in multiple international music magazines, such as The Strad, Gramophone and American Record Guide. A sought-after teacher, she currently serves as Chair of Piano Studies at Pacific Lutheran University and is in demand as an adjudicator and master class teacher. Additionally, she is an Artistic Director of several classical music programs at the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, including the Chamber Music Festival and Institute.

British cellist Sally Singer Tuttle has performed as a soloist with U.S. and European Orchestras and her chamber performance highlights include concerts at the Tanglewood Music Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY and Alice Tully Hall, NY, and appearances on British national television. Ms. Singer Tuttle was a member of the Vovka Ashkenazy Piano Trio when still residing in Britain, and now plays with the Volta Piano Trio, (formerly the Icicle Creek Piano Trio), who released two highly acclaimed CDs with the label Con Brio Recordings. This trio has been broadcast on NPR’s national show Performance Today and continues to be featured in radio programs across America. Ms. Singer Tuttle is also the cellist and Artistic Director for the New York based organization Sankusem, which is dedicated to the exploration and performance of African Music written for classical instruments.Ms. Singer Tuttle teaches cello and bass at Whitman College, WA and maintains a flourishing private cello studio. In the educational part of her role as former Co-Artistic Director at the Icicle Creek Music Center, she co-directed the International Chamber Music Festival and Institute, supervised the youth symphony and chamber music programs and invited Midori, Mark O’Connor and the Tokyo String Quartet to perform and to work with young northwest artists. Holding performance degrees in from the Royal Northern College of Music, UK, the University of Texas at Austin and a Doctorate from Stony Brook University, NY, Ms. Singer Tuttle plays a cello made in England by Samuel Bernard Fendt in 1835.