Nick Baronowsky is a recent graduate of the Eastman School of Music and University of Rochester, earning Bachelor’s degrees in both Trumpet Performance and Applied Math. While at Eastman, Nick studied with Douglas Prosser and James Thompson, and performed as a part of the Eastman Philharmonia and Wind Ensemble on many occasions. In the summer of 2019, he spent 4 weeks in Washington D.C. as a member of the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute, studying with members of the NSO and performing throughout the community in chamber ensembles. As a teacher, Nick has been a staff assistant for the Encore Summer Music Camp and Maryland Trumpet Institute Summer Camp. His former teachers include Brent Flinchbaugh, Joseph Fischer, and Andrew Spang. In his free time, Nick enjoys writing and arranging music, and spending time with his (orange) cat Cheeto.
Originally from York, Pennsylvania, Anna Lorenzen now lives in Baltimore as a freelance horn player. Anna moved to Baltimore in 2021 to begin coursework at the Peabody Institute after completing a Master of Music degree in music performance from Ball State University where she held a Graduate Assistant position with the Beneficence Woodwind Quintet as artists-in-residence. Previously, Anna completed a Bachelor of Music in music performance degree at the Shenandoah Conservatory.
Her highlights as a performer include being named as a first prize winner in the Charleston International Music Competition for a performance with the Beneficence Woodwind Quintet, participating in the International Horn Competition of America, and touring Argentina with the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra. Anna is now a member of the Cortina Brass Quintet and enjoys cooking, baking, and hanging out with her cats.