Ann Murray, Executive Director, is a graduate of the University of London where she majored in the Archaeology of the Near East. Following graduation she spent 6 years in Turkey as Assistant Director of the British Institute of Archaeology, Ankara, where she was responsible for the administration of the Institute, participation in the Institute’s excavations in Southeastern Turkey, at the same time conducting her own doctoral research.
Prior to her 10 years in archaeology, Ann was employed in administration in a number of fields, most particularly as assistant to the General Manager of the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London. This employment brought her experience not only in orchestral management but also concert management on a large scale.
She served as Executive Director of the International Music Foundation from 1989-1999, and returned in May 2001 to take over the leadership of the organization following the retirement of founder, Al Booth. During the intervening 2 years, she was an Assistant Director of Development at Lyric Opera.
Artistic Director, Rush Hour Concerts
Anthony Devroye enjoys a varied and active career as chamber, orchestral and solo violist and teacher.
Associate Artistic Director, Rush Hour Concerts/Artistic Director, Make Music Chicago
Pianist Kuang-Hao Huang has performed throughout the United States as well as in Europe and Asia. Mr. Huang is most often heard as a collaborator, performing concerts and radio broadcasts with Chicago’s finest musicians, from instrumentalists of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to singers with the Lyric Opera.
Consulting Artistic Director, Rush Hour Concerts
Born in New York, Brant Taylor (Consulting Artistic Director) began cello studies at the age of 8. His varied career includes solo appearances and collaborations with leading chamber musicians throughout North America, Europe and Asia, as well as orchestral, pedagogical and popular music activities.
Producer, Make Music Chicago