A native to San Francisco, Leo Baluk began his cello studies over 15 years ago at CMC. He now currently performs with Symphony Parnassus and the Golden Gate Symphony, as well as in various local music scenes and venues in the Bay Area. Aside from performing, he has been teaching cello to students of all levels for several years, always looking for new ways to make music and cello exciting and inspiring.
Leo earned his Bachelors degree in Cello Performance from University of California, Irvine, where he studied with Dr. Maggie Parkins, and just completed his Masters at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying with Jean-Michel Fonteneau. He will be pursuing an Artist’s Diploma with the San Francisco Academy Orchestra, where he will be studying with SF Symphony’s Assistant Principal cellist Amos Yang.
Cellist Luna Alonso-Glasner was awarded a B.A. degree from Bard College in New York. She grew up in a bilingual and multi-cultural household, surrounded by a community of musicians from all over the world. Luna has inherited her parents' thirst for creativity and expression through performance art as well as a lifelong commitment to civil and environmental justice. She pursued her musical development as well as an environmental career at Bard College and graduated in Environmental and Urban Studies with a focus in Ecology and Conservation in Latin America. Luna has worked as an assistant music instructor at several summer music camps in Berkeley and San Francisco where she coached chamber groups and gave individual lessons.