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)
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.
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)
Treasurer & Board Member
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.
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.
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.
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)
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 is also on the Board New York Common Pantry, The Central Park Conservancy and Second Stage Theater.
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.
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.
ANTONIO CARLOS GOMES
Antonio started his career as a software engineer for government projects in Brazil. He then embraced a new career in film-making as editor and director 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.