BERT GREENSPAN – CONCERT MASTER

Dr. Greenspan is a noted violinist and conductor who is a professor emeritus at Rowan University (NJ). He received his early training in Chicago, at the Juilliard School of Music and earned his Masters and Doctor of Music degrees at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Among his honors and awards are the gold Medal and Diplome d’Honneur of the Foundation Eugene Ysaye of Brussels, Belgium, the Distinguished Service Award of the American String Teachers Association – NJ Chapter and the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award by Rowan University.​


His performance career has included appointments as Concertmaster of the Chicago Chamber Orchestra and the orchestras of Lancaster, PA and Reading, PA. His solo and chamber music performances have received praise from critics in Philadelphia, NYC, The Hague and Vienna to name a few.

He served as Assistant Conductor of the Reading Symphony Orchestra and has been the Conductor of All-State and Regional Youth Orchestra in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maine and Illinois. At Rowan University he conducted the Symphony Orchestra, String Orchestra and Opera Company Productions.

RAFAEL TORRALVO – PRINCIPAL VIOLIN II

Bio coming soon.

BARBARA LOUNSBURY – PRINCIPAL VIOLA

A native Californian, Barbara graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors’ Degree in Music. She then studied privately with David Schwartz (principal violist for the NBC Symphony) at the California Institute of the Arts. Shortly thereafter, she relocated to New York City to pursue a professional career as a violist, studying with Emanuel Vardi. She was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Tanglewood Center for Performing Arts, performed for two seasons at the Festival Dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy and played the first world tour of the Bolshoi Ballet which debuted at the Metropolitan Opera Hall in New York City. Her musical experience spans a wide variety of styles. She was principal violist at Radio City Music Hall in NYC for 30 years, working with many artists including Tony Bennett, Elton John, Diana Ross, Liberace, Johnny Mathis and George Benson. Her experience also includes playing a number of Broadway shows.

Her symphonic experience has included performing with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, American Symphony in Carnegie Hall, Little Orchestra Society in Lincoln Center, Music for Westchester, New York Choral Society, and Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, and most recently, The Fifth Ave Chamber Orchestra, Opera Naples and Gulfshore Opera. She also has performed operas with the NYC Opera in Lincoln Center, NY Grand Opera, NJ State Opera, NY Light Opera and the Canadian Opera. 

DIANE COFFMAN – PRINCIPAL CELLO

Diane Coffman is a cellist well-versed in many genres of music. For several years she worked with the major arts entities in the San Francisco Bay area. She was a member of the Aspen Festival Orchestra in Aspen, Colorado. She was also invited to participate in the recording for a film sound track at the Industrial Light and Magic Production Studios at Skywalker Ranch in Novato, California. Diane served as Principal Cellist for the Artea Chamber Orchestra in San Francisco and as a soloist.​


She has a Master’s Degree in Music Performance where she studied with Laszlo Varga at San Francisco State University. Her undergraduate studies gave her the opportunity to study with Peter Howard at Bowling Green State University and Joseph Gingold at Indiana University. Diane enjoys playing chamber music. She is a founding member of the Bella Musica Ensemble whose mission is to teach music history and present musical performances of Baroque to Modern music.

DANIEL SWEENY – PRINCIPAL DOUBLE BASS

A member of the NOC orchestra since 2006, Dan is currently Principal Double Bass & Orchestra Manager. ​


Dan has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and 45 years experience as a consulting engineer to major industrial clients, designing and building large manufacturing plants for food, chemicals, consumer products and automotive manufacturing. He is a s800elf-taught bass player, participating in the university band, community orchestras, church orchestras and musical groups since 1965. He began private lessons with Laurence Glazener in Naples about 7 years ago and is currently the accompanist to Voices of Naples Chorus.