AMANDA BRIN, a native of Rochester, New York, is a founding member of the Hyperion String Quartet. Her playing has been praised for its “lusciousness and great pathos" by Classical Voice of North Carolina and she has won competitions including the Penfield Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition where she had a solo appearance with the Penfield Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Hochstein Recital Competition, with a solo recital performance on WXXI-FM Rochester, New York. She earned a Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music and her Masters degree at Kent State University where she was a teaching assistant to both the Miró and Miami string quartets. She has attended summer festivals including the Indiana String Academy, Penderecki Quartetfest, Aria International Academy and the Bowdoin Summer Festival. Ms. Brin participated in the string quartet residency program at the Hartt School while serving as adjunct faculty at the Community Division of the Hartt School and completed a residency at San Diego State University in association with the La Jolla Music Society in 2007. Her principal teachers include Ilya Kaler, Timothy Ying, Sandy Yamamoto, Ivan Chan and Cathy Meng Robinson. Ms. Brin is currently the Assistant Concertmaster of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta and Principal Second Violin of the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra. She is also on faculty at The College of Saint Rose and has served on the faculty at SUNY Adirondack and at the Lake George Chamber Music Workshop. Ms. Brin currently performs on a J.B. Ceruti violin on generous loan.

JAMECYN MOREY joined the Hyperion String Quartet in 2009. Ms. Morey has appeared as a soloist with orchestra at Lincoln Center as part of their Distinguished Concerts International New York series. She has also appeared as a soloist with the Young Musicians and Artists Festival Orchestra in Oregon playing the Beethoven Violin Concerto, and served as solo violin with Project Copernicus- a new music ensemble in Miami, FL. Ms. Morey has performed in a Violin/Cello Duo, “The Copernicus Duo", for the past seven years. This ensemble was featured as part of the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts “National Showcase" in 2009, and premiered a commissioned work as part of Festival Miami in 2008. Ms. Morey began her studies in Violin Performance at the Interlochen Arts Academy High School, and received degrees from Indiana University, studying with Yuval Yaron and Ilya Kaler, and Roosevelt University in Chicago as a student of Robert Chen. While in Chicago, she was a member of the Civic Orchestra and participated in MusiCorp, a chamber music residency program with the Chicago City Colleges and Chicago Public Elementary Schools. After completing her Master’s degree, Ms. Morey became a member of the New World Symphony in Florida, under the direction of Michael Tilson-Thomas. She led the orchestra as Concertmaster with soloists including Gil Shaham and Itzak Perlman. In Miami, Ms. Morey served as Violin Faculty at the New World School of the Arts and the Miami-Dade Community College, and was a member of the Florida Grand Opera Orchestra. Ms. Morey was also the first violinist of the Miami Music Project String Quartet. She is currently on faculty at The College of Saint Rose and performs on a modern Douglas Cox violin.

WILLIAM HAKIM joined the Hyperion String Quartet in 2010. Praised for his "warmth of tone and musicality" (Leipziger Volkszeitung), he has performed as soloist and chamber musician in many venues throughout the United States and abroad. Enjoying with a wide range of musical activity in New York, he is a member of the String Orchestra of New York City (SONYC), which was featured on WNYC’s Soundcheck in collaboration with the late author Frank McCourt, the New York Symphonic Ensemble, which tours Japan each summer, the Sonos Chamber Orchestra, the Ossia Symphony, the Orion Music Ensemble, and the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, among others. Mr. Hakim was a founding member of the chamber ensemble Nova Chamber Artists, and has recently performed at Le Poisson Rouge, at the Jazz Standard with legendary guitarist Gene Bertoncini, Mr. Hakim studied with John Graham at the Eastman School of Music, where he was a member of the Rochester Philharmonic, and also studied linguistics at the University of Rochester. He later studied with Samuel Rhodes at the Juilliard School, attaining his Masters degree. Mr. Hakim teaches violin and viola at Seton Hall University, and has also taught at the Brevard Music Center and Point Counterpoint chamber music festival. Currently a doctoral candidate at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, he studies with Paul Neubauer and is exploring aspects of music cognition for his dissertation.

JONATHAN BRIN earned his Bachelor of Music at the Eastman School of Music where he was a founding member of the Hyperion String Quartet. Mr. Brin was the recipient of the Arden J. Yockey Scholarship for Strings at the Akron Tuesday Musical Club Competition in 2003. He also won the top prize in the Kent State University Orchestra Concerto Competition, performing as soloist with the Kent State University Orchestra. Other solo appearances include performances with the Onondaga Civic Orchestra and the Syracuse University Summer Festival Orchestra. In addition, he has served as guest cellist with the Miró Quartet, guest principal cello with Orchestra New England, and is a member of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta. Mr. Brin has attended the Ithaca Chamber Music Institute and the National Orchestral Institute and served on faculty at the NSOA-ASTA Conference at SUNY Fredonia, as well as the Hartt School Community Division. He earned his Masters Degree at Kent State University where he served as a teaching assistant to Joshua Gindele and Keith Robinson. Mr. Brin’s other primary teachers include Einar Holm and Steven Doane. As a member of the Quartet, Mr. Brin participated in the graduate quartet residency at the Hartt School of Music and also held a recidency at San Diego State University with the La Jolla Music Society. Mr. Brin is currently on faculty at The College of Saint Rose, Skidmore College and SUNY Adirondack.