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Molly Jones

She's lean, she's mean, she's a cello playing machine! She is a founding partner of Lumino Festival of the Arts and lover of journaling, long walks, and snuggling with her cats.

Molly is the Assistant Principal Cellist of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. She is also a member of the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra and the recently formed Trio Artemesia. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Cello Performance  at the University of Maryland, where she holds a graduate assistantship.


Nicole Wendl

When she is not exploring new cities, working on a new project, or drinking coffee on her porch, Nicole can be found playing in the Greensboro Symphony violin section. A founding partner of Lumino Festival, she is already an expert at managing a festival! For the past four years, Nicole has been the Resident Director at Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival.

Based in North Carolina, she also frequently performs with the Fayetteville Symphony, Western Piedmont Symphony, and Salisbury Symphony. Most recently, she received the Kenan Spotlight Fellowship at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she works to create a strong digital footprint for the string department.