At•lys
/ˈatləs/
noun

  1. a world map

  2. the topmost vertebra of the spine, the pivoting point and anchor around which the head rotates to adjust and increase vantage point. 

  3. A STRING QUARTET of four strong women who explore, discover, and create


Four strong women, at a crossroads in their musical lives. With an opportunity from Lincoln Center, they began a VOYAGE to perform around the globe, traveling with their resident composer and producer. Together they are creating an ATLYS of music videos and albums of original compositions and innovative covers, using the STRING QUARTET as their blank canvas. COLLABORATION is crucial, fueling their exploration, pushing their boundaries into unfamiliar terrain, and further illustrating their map. With each new collaborator and the vast sea of genres, their scope increases yet stays anchored around their intrinsic ATLYS sound.
Jinty McTavish began her violin studies at the age of four in her small town of Lafayette, Indiana after emigrating with her family from her hometown, Winnipeg, Manitoba. When she was 10, Jinty had her solo debut with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra. She soloed with them a second time at age 16 after winning the local concerto competition. The same year, she began traveling to Bloomington, IN to study with Mauricio Fuks and his principal assistant, Minjung Cho. Jinty continued on to study under Fuks’ tutelage and become one of his teaching assistants at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music where she received her Bachelor of Music in violin performance in 2014. During her time at Indiana University, she also studied with Sibbi Bernhardsson and Mark Kaplan and was an active member in the chamber music program, receiving numerous coachings from the Pacifica Quartet.  Following her graduation, Jinty moved to Chicago, Illinois to study with Almita Vamos and serve as her teaching assistant. Prior to winning the audition with ATLYS for Lincoln Center Stage, Jinty played with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and was able to collaborate and learn from members of the Chicago Symphony, Riccardo Muti, and Yo-Yo Ma. Jinty has been a participant in the Orford International Academy, the Moritzburg Festival Academy,The Britten-Pears Young Artist Program, and Chautauqua Institution. 

Jinty McTavish began her violin studies at the age of four in her small town of Lafayette, Indiana after emigrating with her family from her hometown, Winnipeg, Manitoba. When she was 10, Jinty had her solo debut with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra. She soloed with them a second time at age 16 after winning the local concerto competition. The same year, she began traveling to Bloomington, IN to study with Mauricio Fuks and his principal assistant, Minjung Cho. Jinty continued on to study under Fuks’ tutelage and become one of his teaching assistants at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music where she received her Bachelor of Music in violin performance in 2014. During her time at Indiana University, she also studied with Sibbi Bernhardsson and Mark Kaplan and was an active member in the chamber music program, receiving numerous coachings from the Pacifica Quartet

Following her graduation, Jinty moved to Chicago, Illinois to study with Almita Vamos and serve as her teaching assistant. Prior to winning the audition with ATLYS for Lincoln Center Stage, Jinty played with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and was able to collaborate and learn from members of the Chicago Symphony, Riccardo Muti, and Yo-Yo Ma.

Jinty has been a participant in the Orford International Academy, the Moritzburg Festival Academy,The Britten-Pears Young Artist Program, and Chautauqua Institution

Violinist Sabrina Tabby, from Philadelphia, began taking lessons at age 6 in addition to piano and ballet lessons.  She developed a fondness for chamber music at a very young age, playing regularly with her twin sister, a cellist.  In high school, she and her sister were featured on National Public Radio’s “From the Top” series and television show at Carnegie Hall.  At the Bard College Conservatory of Music, studying with Laurie Smukler and Luis Garcia-Renart, Sabrina had opportunities to perform across four continents, as concertmaster of the Conservatory Orchestra, in string quartets and piano trios, as well as in various baroque and new music ensembles; and as winner of the 2013 Concerto Competition, she performed as a soloist with the orchestra. In addition to her degree in performance, Sabrina also received a Bachelor’s degree in French Studies. A founding member of the New York based new music ensemble, Contemporaneous, she is prominently featured on Innova Recordings album “Stream of Stars: Music of Dylan Mattingly,” released in 2012, and premiered David Bloom’s concerto that was written for her with the American Symphony Orchestra in May 2013.  Sabrina has participated in numerous chamber music and orchestral festivals including Kneisel Hall, the Meadowmount School of Music, YOA Orchestra of the Americas, and the Britten-Pears Orchestra. In June 2016 she graduated with a Master’s Degree from Northwestern where she studied with and assisted Gerardo Ribeiro, and also worked closely in an intensive string quartet program with the Dover Quartet.   

Violinist Sabrina Tabby, from Philadelphia, began taking lessons at age 6 in addition to piano and ballet lessons.  She developed a fondness for chamber music at a very young age, playing regularly with her twin sister, a cellist.  In high school, she and her sister were featured on National Public Radio’s “From the Top” series and television show at Carnegie Hall. 

At the Bard College Conservatory of Music, studying with Laurie Smukler and Luis Garcia-Renart, Sabrina had opportunities to perform across four continents, as concertmaster of the Conservatory Orchestra, in string quartets and piano trios, as well as in various baroque and new music ensembles; and as winner of the 2013 Concerto Competition, she performed as a soloist with the orchestra. In addition to her degree in performance, Sabrina also received a Bachelor’s degree in French Studies.

A founding member of the New York based new music ensemble, Contemporaneous, she is prominently featured on Innova Recordings album “Stream of Stars: Music of Dylan Mattingly,” released in 2012, and premiered David Bloom’s concerto that was written for her with the American Symphony Orchestra in May 2013. 

Sabrina has participated in numerous chamber music and orchestral festivals including Kneisel Hall, the Meadowmount School of Music, YOA Orchestra of the Americas, and the Britten-Pears Orchestra. In June 2016 she graduated with a Master’s Degree from Northwestern where she studied with and assisted Gerardo Ribeiro, and also worked closely in an intensive string quartet program with the Dover Quartet. 

 

Philadelphia native Genevieve Tabby, first picked up the cello after being inspired by her twin sister’s violin lessons at the age of eight. Since then, she continues to perform alongside her sister in performance and events. She was a repeated performer on NPR's "From the Top" series and television show at Carnegie Hall, and a repeated semifinalist in the Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition.  Ms. Tabby completed her undergraduate degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Stephen Geber and Dr. Melissa Kraut and took part in the Cavani String Quartet's prestigious Intensive Quartet Seminar (IQS). She received her Master's degree in cello performance from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, where she studied with Hans Jorgen Jensen, a world-renowned pedagogue that shaped her to be the musician she is today. During her second year of the program she won the Northwestern-Civic Fellowship and participated as a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago from September 2014 through June 2016.  Summer festivals Ms. Tabby has participated in include Tanglewood Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival and School, Music Academy of the West, Meadowmount School of Music, and Bowdoin Music Festival. One of her recent highlights includes winning a fellowship with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center, where she was contracted a week of concerts with the orchestra, as well as having private lessons, meetings, and mock auditions with the Philharmonic musicians. Her ambitions and dreams are to broaden her musical spectrum to different genres and to spread the joy of music to communities all over the world.

Philadelphia native Genevieve Tabby, first picked up the cello after being inspired by her twin sister’s violin lessons at the age of eight. Since then, she continues to perform alongside her sister in performance and events. She was a repeated performer on NPR's "From the Top" series and television show at Carnegie Hall, and a repeated semifinalist in the Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition. 

Ms. Tabby completed her undergraduate degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Stephen Geber and Dr. Melissa Kraut and took part in the Cavani String Quartet's prestigious Intensive Quartet Seminar (IQS). She received her Master's degree in cello performance from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, where she studied with Hans Jorgen Jensen, a world-renowned pedagogue that shaped her to be the musician she is today. During her second year of the program she won the Northwestern-Civic Fellowship and participated as a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago from September 2014 through June 2016. 

Summer festivals Ms. Tabby has participated in include Tanglewood Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival and School, Music Academy of the West, Meadowmount School of Music, and Bowdoin Music Festival. One of her recent highlights includes winning a fellowship with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center, where she was contracted a week of concerts with the orchestra, as well as having private lessons, meetings, and mock auditions with the Philharmonic musicians. Her ambitions and dreams are to broaden her musical spectrum to different genres and to spread the joy of music to communities all over the world.

Rita Andrade, a native of Austin, Texas, is currently living as an active orchestral and studio violist concertizing worldwide. Raised in a family that values their Latin heritage and music, she was always a musically curious child and immediately drawn to the viola upon first hearing it. Pursuing an arts education at Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, Rita continued studying viola performance for her bachelor’s degree in music at the University of Texas Butler School of Music and finished her masters at DePaul University.  In the years following her masters degree, Rita was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, with an assistant principal position for the 2014 - 2015 season.  Rita was also a fellowship member of the Chicago Sinfonietta Project Inclusion program geared towards promoting diversity in the world of classical music.  Some of her most memorable and influential musical experiences were at summer festivals such as the Grant Park Project Inclusion Music Festival, String Academy in Cambridge UK, Encore Chamber Music Festival, Bowdoin Music Festival, Marrowstone Music Festival, and Interlochen Arts Academy.  Rita remains in demand for many styles of performance and collaboration. Most of her time spent outside ofteaching and performing classical music has been as the original violist of the Austin-based chamber rock band Mother Falcon, playing with bands such as The Brilliance, Gungor and creating a concert series in Chicago that led to the formation of ATLYS.

Rita Andrade, a native of Austin, Texas, is currently living as an active orchestral and studio violist concertizing worldwide. Raised in a family that values their Latin heritage and music, she was always a musically curious child and immediately drawn to the viola upon first hearing it. Pursuing an arts education at Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, Rita continued studying viola performance for her bachelor’s degree in music at the University of Texas Butler School of Music and finished her masters at DePaul University. 

In the years following her masters degree, Rita was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, with an assistant principal position for the 2014 - 2015 season.  Rita was also a fellowship member of the Chicago Sinfonietta Project Inclusion program geared towards promoting diversity in the world of classical music.  Some of her most memorable and influential musical experiences were at summer festivals such as the Grant Park Project Inclusion Music Festival, String Academy in Cambridge UK, Encore Chamber Music Festival, Bowdoin Music Festival, Marrowstone Music Festival, and Interlochen Arts Academy. 

Rita remains in demand for many styles of performance and collaboration. Most of her time spent outside ofteaching and performing classical music has been as the original violist of the Austin-based chamber rock band Mother Falcon, playing with bands such as The Brilliance, Gungor and creating a concert series in Chicago that led to the formation of ATLYS.