Morris String Quartet
Meet our musicians
Angela Sulzer, violinist, is currently the String Instructor at the Agnes Irwin School, Conductor and Teaching Artist for Maestro Kids after school music program, and member of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s PRYSM coaching faculty since 2007. She has coordinated the Lower Merion Township Summer Music Program from 2013-2015. Angela studied violin performance at Temple University as a student of William dePasquale and spent many summers in orchestral studies at Eastern Music Festival in North Carolina, Festival of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Americas in Puerto Rico, and most recently the National Orchestral Institute in Maryland. She is currently a member of Prometheus Chamber Orchestra, a self-conducted and self-managed chamber string orchestra based in Philadelphia.
Michelle Bishop has intensely studied the violin for 24-years. She considers herself and expert in the classical realm, however, her knowledge and skills are quite vast. She regularly performs with The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Philly Pops, and the Opera Company of Philadelphia. Over the years she has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with many great talents such as, Jill Scott, Josh Groban, Earth Wind and Fire, Styx, Il Divo, Julie Andrews and Elvis Costello. Michelle is also a prominent recording artist with credits including, but not limited to, The Black Eyed Peas, Kid Cudi, John Legend, Roots, T.I., Justin Timberlake, J-Lo, and NFL Films. Her true passion is performing where music had no boundaries. Michelle hopes to use her classical music skills to create popular music that will rock the house whether it be hip-hop, rock, or dance music.
Violist Emma Hey received her Bachelor of Music degree in Viola Performance from the Eastman School of Music and her Master of Music degree as a Berneking Fellow from the University of Minnesota. As principal violist she has performed in the University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, University of Minnesota Opera Workshop, and the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra. Emma has also played in the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music Winona, National Repertory Orchestra, and the AIMS festival orchestra in Graz, Austria. She was twice a resident artist at the Atlantic Music Festival, performing there in the Atlantic Music Festival Orchestra and several chamber concerts. A new music enthusiast, Emma has been a performer in the Contemporary Music Workshop at the University of Minnesota and has played with the Arcana New Music Ensemble. Her principal teachers include George Taylor, Thomas Turner, and Sabina Thatcher. She has also had the honor to play in masterclasses for Ettore Causa and Nobuko Imai, and in a chamber masterclass with the Cassatt String Quartet. Emma currently plays in the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra and teaches violin and viola in the Philadelphia area.
Cellist Naomi Gray is an active performer and teacher in the Philadelphia area. She serves as Associate Principal Cellist of the Delaware Symphony and section cellist in the Harrisburg Symphony, and also frequently appears with the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra and Reading Symphony. Recently, Naomi joined the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and Branford Marsalis on their month-long “Well-Tempered” tour of the U.S. In 2008 Naomi completed a three-year fellowship as a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. During her tenure, she collaborated with such renowned artists as Paula Robison and Yo-Yo Ma, for whom she also performed in a master class. Naomi has worked with conductors Michael Tilson Thomas, Sir Roger Norrington, Valery Gergiev, and Stéphane Denève, as well as popular artists Peter Gabriel and Jill Scott. Naomi earned dual undergraduate degrees in Cello Performance and Psychology from Northwestern University and an M.M. degree from the University of Southern California.