Following a rigorous application process involving hundreds of top international musicians, each September a carefully selected Cohort of 35 promising change-makers in music begins the GLP Journey.

The 2018 Cohort is comprised of participants from 17 nations representing five continents. The Cohort includes professional orchestra musicians, project founders, teaching artists, doctoral candidates, and university professors.

Mira Abu

Israel, cello
Arts & Education — Manager/Teacher
Freie-Musikschule Potsdam


Safira Antzus

Greece, piano
Flex String Ensemble
Member & Manager

Carmen Bruno

Canada, cello
McGill University, Doctoral Candidate
Chamber Musician

Erin Busch

USA, cello
Temple University
Adj. Professor of Music

Stacey Chou

USA, flute
In Radiance
Member & Co-Founder

Hannah Darroch

New Zealand, flute
McGill University, Doctoral Candidate
Naxos Recording Artist, “The Hobbit”

Émilie Fortin

Canada, trumpet
Orchestre de la Francophonie
Trumpet & Teaching Artist

Aron Frank

USA, violin
Mexican American Cultural Center
Music & Digital Arts Instructor

Gabriella Fuglsig

Denmark & Brazil, cello
Leader & Co-Founder

Rebecca Fuglsig

Denmark & Brazil, cello
Leader & Co-Founder

Claudia García

Colombia, double bass
Red de Escuelas (Medellín)
Teaching Artist

Sophie Gledhill

United Kingdom, cello
Performer, Actress, Vocalist
Freelance w/ BBC Orch. & Royal Ballet

Njeri Grevious

USA, Violin
Winsor Music
Board of Directors

Iris Jugo

Iris Jugo

Spain, cello
Arte Libre S. Coop. Madrid,
Project Development Manager

Angela Kratchmer

USA, viola
Teaching Artist & Freelance Performer
Eastman School of Music

Maggie Lauer

USA/Canada, flute
Kuper Academy

Isabelle Lavoie

Canada, bass trombone
Principal, Thunderbay Sym. (2016-2017)
Lecturer, Lakehead University

Michael Loveland

USA, oboe/English horn
Studio Owner
Reeds Industry Entrepreneur

Pedro Oseias Maia

Brazil, violin
Florida State University
Teaching Assistant

Larissa Mattos

Brazil, cello
Brasília Federal University
Sub Cello & Musical Analysis Professor

Norma Nuñez

USA, Viola
El Sistema Lehigh Valley
Program Director

Rachel O’Connor

Canada, French horn

Annick Odom

Belgium & USA, double bass
Leerorkest Amsterdam

Labib Palis

Colombia, violin
HSY Coda Program

Pedro Perez

Spain, bassoon
Música Anpil


Jose Luis Ramirez

Mexico, violin
Cinco Ranch Conservatory

Nicholas Reynolds

USA, piano
Depauw University

Sandra Rivera

El Salvador, violin
University of Texas at El Paso
Lead String Professor

Alberto Rodríguez

Spain, viola
Musikschule Konservatorium Bern

Maria Romero

Venezuela, Violin
MusAid Organization
Director of Development

Fraser Russell

Scotland, tuba
Fraser Russell Music

Daniel Smith

USA, cello
Teaching Artist

YOLA (Los Angeles Youth Orchestra)

Rodnei Souza

Brazil, violin
São Bento School
Music Instructor

David Thierren-Brongo

Canada, percussion
Orchestre de la Francophonie
Ambassadeurs Coordinator

Sylvia Wehrs

USA, violin
The Music Settlement
Suzuki Instructor

Darren Young

Jamaica, viola
National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica
Music Director