About Us

Su Buchignani

viola, violin

Su, along with husband and long-time violinist, John Tenney, is co-founder of Golden Gate Music, and the violist/leader of the Golden […]

Ilana Blumberg Thomas


Ilana has performed numerous solo and chamber music engagements throughout the United States and Europe. She is assistant concertmaster of […]

Sharon Calonico


Sharon has been a familiar and well-respected member of the San Francisco Bay Area music scene for many years. She […]

Jan Volkert


Jan is Principal Cellist with the Marin Symphony and has held this position since 1979, and was formerly Principal Cellist […]

Evan Price


Evan studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Berklee College of Music, and has served on the faculties […]

Liana Bérubé‘


Liana’s love of the violin began at age six and has since taken her all over the world. She has performed […]

Emily Onderdonk


Emily received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Manhattan School of Music and continued on to post-graduate studies at […]

Paul Rhodes


Assistant Principal Cellist with the Sacramento Philharmonic, Paul is a regular member of the Oakland East Bay Symphony and the […]

Stephanie Bibbo


Stephanie began studying the violin at the age of four. She received her bachelor’s degree in violin performance at the New England […]

Karen Shinozaki Sor


Karen received her BA from UC Berkeley as a longtime student of Serban Rusu of Tiburon, then continued her studies […]

Marcel Gemperli


Marcel Gemperli began studying the viola at the age of eight in his native New York state. He earned his B.A. at Harvard […]

David Morris


David received his bachelor’s and master’s in Music from U.C. Berkeley, and has been a guest instructor in early music […]

In addition to our core members, Golden Gate Music welcomes these fine guest musicians: Dawn Harms (violin/viola), Mark Volkert (violin), Jeremy Cohen (violin), Michele Maruyama (violin), Paul Ehrlich (viola), Emil Miland (cello), Paul Hale (cello), Tod Brody (flute), Janet Ketchum (flute), Pat Klobas (bass), Miles Graber (piano), Richard Riccardi (piano)