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Founder & Artistic Director

DR. JOAN KRETSCHMER

Dr. Joan Thomson Kretschmer, Artistic Director and founder of the Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York, attended Smith College, graduated from Barnard College, and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in musicology from Columbia University, where she was a Clarence Barker Fellow....(Read more

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President, Board of Directors

AMBROSE RICHARDSON II

Ambrose Madison Richardson is a transactional lawyer who litigates, and a litigator who does deals. His practice centers on business and property—real, personal, and intellectual. He was a principal of his own firm in Rockefeller Center for twenty-five years before teaming up with Solomon Blum Heymann in 2003. He is admitted to practice in New York.

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Board Member

DELIN BRU

Delin was born in Cuba and moved to Spain after the Cuban Revolution. She is a classically-trained pianist who now supports numerous music organizations with her philanthropy. She has been involved with the Itzhak Perlman music program and is currently on the Board of Trustees at Manhattan School of Music. (Pictured with her husband Abelardo Bru) 

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Treasurer & Board Member

RICHARD LUBMAN

Richard Lubman is a private investor and retired Financial Analyst/Portfolio Manager. He has worked for various financial firms and also had a seat on the American Stock Exchange. Richard (Pictured with Joan Kretschmer)  was formerly involved with The Chopin Foundation (USA). He and his wife, Terry, divide their time between Connecticut and Florida.

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Accounting

BABU UTHAMAN

 

Babu Uthaman is Certified Public Accountant licensed in the States of New York and California, and is also an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service. He has over 15 years of experience helping foreign and US corporations and individuals with their tax compliance and reporting. He has been with Lyric since 2016. 

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Event Photographer

STEVE MAY

 

Steve is a classically trained violinist, mandolinist, and composer as well a photographer. Being a musician he especially enjoys concert photograpy and also does documentary and landscape work.

 

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Executive Director

REGGIE BAHL

In January of 2004, Reggie Bahl heard a moving performance by a young but struggling chamber music group that would change the course of his life. After serious soul searching and with no knowledge of the industry, he began to familiarize himself with classical music....(Read more)

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Board Member

DIDI SCHAFER

An active philanthropist, Didi along with her husband, Oscar Shafer (pictured here) are best know to New Yorkers for being proud sponsors of NY Philharmonic's Concerts in the Park. Didi also on the Board New York Common Pantry, The Central Park Conservancy and Second Stage Theater.

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Board Member

MICHELE PESNER

Michele Pesner has been a Lyric Board Member since 2001. She and her husband, Steve Pesner (in picture) are prominent supporters of numerous visual arts, dance and music organizations. Steve is a Senior Counsel at Friedman Kaplan.

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Legal Counsel

RICHARD ALSOP

Richard Alsop is partner in the Capital Markets Group at Shearman & Sterling LLP. He advises corporations and investment banks on a broad variety of capital markets works. He has more than 25 years of experience as a Corporate and Securities Law professional, and 15 years of in house experience at Merrill Lynch, including leading the Corporate Law group and serving as part of the legal department leadership team from 2003 to 2009.

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Videographer

ANTONIO CARLOS GOMES

 

Antonio started his career as a software for various government projects in Brazil. He then embraced a new career as an editor, director and filmmaker, after spending a year studying in film school. He has produced more than 500 short films, interviews and documentaries, including his current TV show called Music for All which airs on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network channel.