Steven McMillan is Concertmaster of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra. He is based in Houston, Texas and stays busy with a full schedule of orchestra, chamber music, and solo concerts, as well as teaching privately. Mr. McMillan has been performing with the White Oak Trio for over ten years and he is the founder of String Quartet Centralis, which will have its debut performance on May 12, 2018 in Marble Falls, TX. He is the inventor of a comfort device for the violin and viola, the SureTone Rest. Recently Mr. McMillan has added conducting to his studies.
Robert Saenz was raised in San Antonio, Texas where he studied percussion with Bill Powellson, Eric Remsen, Kirk Scott, and Dean Witten. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in music performance at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, under the tutelage of John Beck. As a freelance percussionist he has lived and worked in Rochester; New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and has performed across the United States.
Emily Osinski began studying the violin at age three in Anchorage, Alaska. After winning the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Young Artist’s Concerto Competition at age eighteen, she went on to earn a B.M. in violin performance from the Eastman School of Music in 2006. Prominent teachers include: Beverly Beheim, Therese Fetter, Fred Halgedahl, Mikhail Kopelman and Zvi Zeitlin. She has appeared as a soloist with the Laredo Philharmonic, and has given numerous solo recitals. Emily has been a member of the Marini String Ensemble, Quartsemble and currently performs with Terra Vista Strings, Third Floor Music, Avalon Strings and Divisi Strings. She has taught chamber music at the Hochstein School, Eastman Community School and maintains a private studio in Houston. She also performs with the Corpus Christi, Victoria, Kingsville Symphony Orchestras, and the Houston Grand Opera.