We are a colorful bunch of personalities 🙂
Nathaniel Wolff believes in the power of music to forge meaningful connections and build community. He is currently the oboist for the woodwind quintet IGNIS, a group dedicated to bold performance and meaningful community outreach. As a member of IGNIS, Nathaniel was awarded an M-Cubator grant to commission a work for wind quintet and electronics by emerging composer Ancel Neely. He has also premiered chamber works by composers like Adrian Wong, Pauline Ng, Pranav Sivakumar and William Kenlon at venues like the Brevard Music Center and the Midwest Composer’s Symposium. Nathaniel has spent his summers at venues like the Sarasota Music Festival and Bowdoin International Music Festival as a fellow. Nathaniel earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan studying with Nancy Ambrose King and his master’s degree from the University of Maryland, where he served as a wind quintet fellow, studying with Mark Hill.
Molly Flanagan is a member of the IGNIS, a DMA candidate at the University of Maryland, and the newly-appointed 3rd Horn of the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra. She holds degrees and certificates from Boston University, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Lynn University. As a Guildhall student, she was featured with her chamber group The Eolienne Quintet and other Guildhall chamber ensembles on BBC’s radio 3 as part of the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s “Total Immersion” program. She and members of the Supernova Woodwind sextet (2015) won the Ivan Sutton award for chamber groups with piano sponsored by Guildhall, the City Music Society, and the City of London Corporation as part of an annual competition. She currently teaches and freelances, including performances as a substitute musician with the Jacksonville Symphony, the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, and the Florida Grand Opera.