Goran Berg – violin, viola, orchestra, chamber music, Artistic Director/Owner
Carol Vitcha – Violin
Carol grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and received undergraduate and graduate degrees in Music Education from Bowling Green State University and Miami University in Ohio. After teaching in a Suzuki program in the Cleveland Catholic Schools for 2 years, she studied the Suzuki Method in-depth with Suzuki Pioneer, John Kendall, at Southern Illinois University. Carol has attended many Suzuki and traditional string training sessions in Michigan, Wisconsin, Tennessee, New York, Illinois, California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico and also had the opportunity to study with Dr. Suzuki in Japan.
In the Bay Area, Carol has taught with the East Bay Suzuki Music Association in Berkeley,
Salinas Junior College, Dominican University and Holy names Suzuki Prep programs and
maintains a home violin studio. She also has played with many “freeway” symphonies and
presently plays in a string quartet. Carol loves to help students work on reaching higher levels
in playing and having fun with music.
Carol is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, the Suzuki Association of
Northern California and a member and Evaluator for the Music Teachers Association of
Carol lives in Richmond with her husband, Bob, and 3 cats: Jack, Lucy and Ethel.
Joyce Park – Cello and Orchestra
Joyce Park was born in Seoul, Korea and moved to Piedmont, CA at the age of 10. She received her Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance and Music Education at California State University, Sacramento where she was a student of Andrew Luchansky. At Sacramento State she was the winner of the 2014 concerto competition and performed as a soloist with the Symphony Orchestra as well as being an apprentice teacher in the String Project. She has recently completed her Masters Degree from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She also has Suzuki teacher training. For the past five years, she has been teaching privately in the Sacramento area and the bay area at SSA and New World Music Academy (NWMA) in Pleasanton. She is currently the cellist in the Mersonacta Quartet where she performs throughout California. Aside from cello, she is an active pianist and is currently the piano accompanist at the S.A. Church in Sunnyvale.