DeHart is an avid performer and dedicated teacher of a wide range of musical styles – from classical to pop, and from world to electronic. DeHart’s musical resume includes performances with the San Diego symphony, pipa master Wu Man, and various pop legends, including Cheap Trick. In addition to his activities with LAPQ, he is a founding member of the DC8 Contemporary Music Ensemble and is in demand as a freelancer in Southern California. His debut solo percussion CD entitled Strange Paths on Innova Recordings featuring works by Brian Ferneyhough, Iannis Xenakis, Michael Gordon and Stuart Saunders Smith was lauded as “mesmerizing” by Percussive Notes for his “palette of sounds and intricate weaving of lines.” DeHart was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for percussion studies in India (2001-2002) and his talents have been featured at concerts and festivals throughout the United States, Canada and Asia. As a California native, he holds a B.M. from CSU Sacramento, a M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts, and a D.M.A. from UC San Diego. DeHart currently teaches music at Chapman University Conservatory of Music and UC Riverside.
Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo is a Masters Degree candidate in historical performance at the Juilliard School. She also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from California State University, Sacramento, with a minor in Photography, and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi. At Juilliard, she won a concerto competition on viola d’amore and played the viola d’amore solos in the St John Passion. Conductors and coaches have included Jordi Savall, William Christie, Richard Egarr and Masaaki Suzuki. Her teachers were Elizabeth Blumenstock, Monica Huggett, Cynthia Roberts, David Wilson and Michael Sand, and she was also a modern violin student of William Barbini in Sacramento. She has attended the American Bach Soloists Academy and Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute.
Laura is concertmaster of the Lake Tahoe Music Festival and appears regularly in the Bay Area with Albany Consort, Jubilate Orchestra and Laudami. In New York she works with New Vintage Baroque and New York Baroque Inc. She is a coach at the Sacramento Youth Symphony Summer Workshop, and is a Suzuki trained teacher. Laura demonstrates excellent organizational skills as Executive Director of The Albany Consort.