Artistic Director, Ruth Kahn – Musica Marin Founder and artistic Director Ruth Kahn has had a special vision for much of her adult life: to inspire, educate and cultivate appreciation and support for the classical arts. Musica Marin is the embodiment of this vision and takes pride in offering “a front row seat with a backstage pass” to premier concert events within easy reach to many. A Juilliard School graduate, renowned violist and Bay Area native, Kahn has performed around the world from the most intimate venues to the most prominent stages. Whether being part of the New York City Ballet, San Francisco Opera or festivals across Europe, Kahn’s passion for the powerfully uniting force of classical music is continuously reaffirmed.
Culinary Director, Mark Furr – “Best of the Bay” award winner and 20-year veteran of fine restaurants and hotels in San Francisco – including Marriott Marquis, Radius and Broken Record – Chef Mark Furr heads up Musica Marin’s culinary experiences. As a classically trained chef in French kitchens for 10 years, Chef Furr has appeared on the Travel Channel and garnered prestigious awards, including Zagat’s Top 10 Bites at the Eat Drink SF Grand Tasting. In addition to his role as Culinary Director of Musica Marin, Chef Furr is currently the Director of Culinary Arts & Music for Musica Marin.
Resident Composer, Clint Borzoni – Clint Borzoni studied under Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Del Tredici at the City University of New York where he received his MA in Composition. He is a multiple-award-winning composer whose “highly original yet lyrical music … (and) natural gift for melody and harmonic structure” (Huffington Post) has resulted in international performances and premieres. His second collaboration with John de los Santos won Arizona Opera’s commission program and is currently being developed for production — excerpts were recently performed at the American Lyric Theater’s Alumni concert, with a third sold-out workshop at Opera America. Other operatic works include Margot Alone in the Light (premiered by operamission), and Antinous and Hadrian. He is currently working on a new oratorio, The Wife of Lot—a pagan mass, commissioned by the Gavin Dillard Poetry Library & Archive.