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- A STRING QUARTET of four strong women who explore, discover, and create
ATLYS is a classically trained, crossover string quartet comprised of four unique women. Lauded for their passionate and dynamic performances, they create concert experiences that are both mesmerizing and interactive. Equipped with the power of stringed instruments, these four fearless women guide their audiences through a journey beyond the confines of the traditional classical paradigm. ATLYS develops original covers of some of the most cherished music of our era using modern production techniques such as amplification and looping software. At the same time, they frequently return to their conservatory roots by performing lesser-known classical repertoire. Curating programs that are both diverse and intriguing, an ATLYS performance is more than an experience--it is a conversation between artist and audience. With nearly 1000 performances under their belt, they have inspired listeners across the globe. Crossing borders with incessant passion, ATLYS is always searching for new spaces, and distinctive methods, to captivate and inspire an ever-growing audience.
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, developed a fondness for chamber music at a very young age, playing regularly with her twin sister, a cellist. In high school, they were featured on National Public Radio’s “From the Top” radio series and television show at Carnegie Hall. At Bard College Conservatory of Music, Sabrina performed across four continents, as concertmaster of and soloist with the Conservatory Orchestra, in chamber music, as well as in various baroque and new music ensembles. In addition to her degree in performance, Sabrina also received a Bachelor’s degree in French Studies. She continued throughout her Master’s Degree from Northwestern to be recognized for her fine playing as a soloist and chamber musician. A founding member of the NYC-based new music ensemble, Contemporaneous, she is prominently featured on Innova Recordings album “Stream of Stars: Music of Dylan Mattingly.” Sabrina continues to travel the world playing music, making her solo debut in Paraguay this past July with the Orquesta Sinfonica del Congreso Nacional de Paraguay, and joining the Quad City Symphony violin section in October.
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 also attained a full certification in Suzuki Pedagogy after finishing a 2 year rigorous program where now she is certified to teach all 10 levels of the Suzuki cello books. 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 the Zarin Mehta 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 the principal cellist and other Philharmonic musicians. She even got to meet Alec Baldwin, world-famous actor and board member of the New York Philharmonic.
Ms. Tabby is currently performing and traveling the world with her crossover string quartet ATLYS. As a prominent group on all social media fronts, including Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube, ATLYS collaborates with artists to create music videos and albums of original compositions and innovative covers. Together, they are creating an ATLYS of music.
Rita Andrade, a native of Austin, Texas, is currently living as an active orchestral and studio violist in Los Angeles. 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 and Grant Park Symphony Project Inclusion programs geared toward promoting diversity in the world of classical music. Some of her most memorable and influential musical experiences were at summer festivals such as the 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 of teaching 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.