|Highly esteemed for their skillful artistry,
style, and versatility, Avalare has years of experience performing for special
events (concerts, weddings, and corporate). As classically trained professionals,
its members have varied musical experiences. Each one brings unique, personal and
musical qualities to the group making it wonderfully diverse. One can sense the
chemistry of four people who enjoy playing music together.
Diana was awarded a full tuition scholarship to attend the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts, where she earned a Bachelor of
Music degree in Violin Performance. At PCPA she studied with the famed teacher, Dorothy DeLay. She was also a regular performer
for the DeLay master classes at the Aspen Music School. She has had a variety of performing experiences, including a concert tour
of Germany with the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, the Philly Pops Orchestra, and was Assistant Concertmaster for the
International Lyric Festival Opera Orchestra in Italy. She also served as a substitute for the Saint Louis Symphony under Leonard Slatkin.
Valerie Vuolo, Violin
Valerie began her studies at the age
of five under the tutelage of her mother, Diana Vuolo. After
high school she continued her studies at the Hartt School of
Music with violinist Emlyn Ngai. She has performed in master
classes by Pamela Frank, the Miami String Quartet, Anton Miller,
and Felicia Muy. During her studies at the Hartt School, Valerie
was the recipient of several generous awards including the Louis
T. Carabillo Scholarship for Violinists. She graduated with
honors from the Hartt School in 2007 with a Bachelor of Music
degree in Violin Performance. Valerie has performed extensively
in solo recitals, and has collaborated with the Academy of Vocal
Arts in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Boy's Choir, the Savoy
Opera Company, and recording artist Ashton Allen (Livewire).
Greg Lipscomb, Viola and Baritone
Greg holds a Masters degree from The Peabody Institute of Music
where he was a recipient of the George Castelle Award.
His latest album, “Living My Life,” which
features him as a violist, singer, songwriter and arranger,
has been played on radio stations throughout Costa Rica
and on XPN in the Philadelphia area. As an orchestral
violist he has performed with such artists as Patti La
Belle and Smokey Robinson. As a vocal soloist he has
performed in France and Switzerland under the baton of
Mislav Rostropovich, in Japan under Yutaka Sado. Greg
currently plays viola in the Greater Trenton Symphony
and is Instrumental Music Director at the Solebury School
in New Hope, PA. Additionally, he writes many of the
musical arrangements Avalare performs.
Brooke Beazley-Cyzewski, Cello
Brooke received a Bachelor of Music degree
in Cello Performance from North Carolina School of the Arts.
After graduating , she joined the North Carolina Symphony. Upon
meeting her future husband,
she relocated to Philadelphia where she is currently a
member of the Opera Company of Philadelphia and the Philly
Pops. She performs throughout the Delaware Valley with a number
of ensembles including Orchestra 2001, the Delaware
Symphony, Ocean City Pops, and the Philadelphia Classical
Symphony. Brooke frequently plays in Atlantic City for Smokey
Robinson, Natalie Cole, and other top name performers.