BOARD & STAFF

Board of Directors

Linda Rappaport (Chair)
Katey Metzroth
Jason Treuting
Laifun Chung
Mark DeChiazza
Robert Sirota

STAFF

 

 

Felix Reyes - Operations Assistant

Born in Brentwood, New York, Felix Reyes is Managing Director of Pathos Trio and is a freelance chamber musician/percussionist living in Brooklyn, NY. As a performer he has performed all over the United States and has performed in several countries abroad, including Germany, Poland, Spain, Japan, Switzerland, and El Salvador. 

Felix graduated with his Master’s in Percussion Performance from Bowling Green State University where he studied under the direction of marimba specialist Dr. Isabelle Huang. In furthering his specialization in keyboard percussion he’s also studied privately under marimba virtuosos Katarzyna Mycka, Ney Rosauro, and in 2016 received a Diploma in Marimba Performance at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Sengawa, Japan, where he studied with marimba legend/virtuoso Keiko Abe.

Since then Felix has performed all across NYC in venues such as The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Roulette Intermedium, National Sawdust, Kaufman Music Center, and had made his solo Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall debut in May 2018 alongside Swiss percussion soloist Fabian Ziegler. His current activities outside of Pathos Trio include working as Operations Assistant for Sandbox Percussion, and working as a Development Manager/Grant Writer for various arts nonprofits in New York City.

Felix is a proud endorser of Marimba One keyboard instruments, Sabian Cymbals, Pearl Drums, and Vic Firth sticks and mallets.

Madeline Dethloff - Administrative Assistant

Maddy is a percussionist and teacher based in western Massachusetts and the Hudson Valley. She is the primary percussion instructor at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. Maddy is also involved in the APS program at Bard Conservatory of Music, teaching and mentoring the undergraduate students. Maddy has played with the Eschaton New Music Ensemble, Chatterbird New Music Ensemble, Roy Wooten’s New Village Orchestra, Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra, and many others.

As a soloist, Maddy was a winner of the Southern Adventist concerto competition in 2019, and performed Séjourné’s vibraphone concerto with their orchestra in Collegedale, TN. In 2022, she performed “Castine” by Stuart Saunders Smith at the Roulette in Brooklyn, NY. As a fervent advocate for new music, she and Sam Carullo organized and performed a duo concert in the fall of 2019 to premiere five new works by composers from all over the country.

Internationally, Maddy has premiered music by Lila Meretzky with the marimba virtuoso, Ji Hye Jung, in Cortona, Italy. In South America, she performed in Colombia with Orquesta Colombo Americana de Vientos and, in Buenos Aires, with colleagues Ignacio Corrales and Ayano Kataoka, as well as presented a masterclass at the Conservatorio de Astor Piazzolla.

Active in her community, Maddy worked at her local New Horizons band, leading sectionals and participating in concerts with the senior citizens of Northampton, MA. From 2021-2023, Maddy has been involved with the staff at the summer festival Yellow Barn in Putney, VT. Maddy has also worked for the Brooklyn-based percussion quartet Sandbox Percussion since 2019.

Maddy received her Bachelor’s at Vanderbilt University studying under the direction of Ji Hye Jung and Lee Vinson. She is an MM graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she studied under Ayano Kataoka. She has attended summer festivals such as Cortona Sessions for New Music, Duff Timpani Masterclass, Chosen Vale Percussion Seminar, Sandbox Percussion Seminar, Sō Percussion Summer Institute, and others.

Katherine Fortunato - Administrative Assistant

Praised for her “passion in every note” and “rich dynamic expression” (Artburst Miami), Katherine Fortunato is a percussionist, educator, and arts administrator based in Brooklyn, New York. Since moving to the city in 2022, Ms. Fortunato has made a name for herself as a lively and energetic performer unafraid of genre-bending and unorthodox collaborations.

Ms. Fortunato works as a freelancer in the tri-state area, and since moving to the city has performed and collaborated with Sandbox Percussion, Linda May Han Oh, Noah K, Mark DeChiazza, and Excelsis Percussion. She has performed with Musica Viva NY, the New England Symphonic Ensemble, and Music in the Somerset Hills, and last spring, Ms. Fortunato worked as the percussionist on the premiere of Noah K’s opera, Salvation, directed by Mark DeChiazza. In August of 2023, Ms. Fortunato performed the U.S. premiere of Linda May Han Oh’s Ephemeral Echoes at The Stone with Fabian Almazán, Eric Doob, Terry Sweeney, and Victor Caccese. An advocate for new music, Ms. Fortunato is a founding member of Big Lemon Collective, a New York City-based ensemble of performers and composers devoted to bringing to life new works and bridging the gap between musician and audience through conversation and education.

Shortly after Big Lemon Collective’s founding, she began working with Excelsis Percussion Quartet, one of America’s premiere all-female percussion groups, performing across the United States and presenting workshops and teaching students ranging from preschool to college-level. Ms. Fortunato kicked off the fall of 2023 with a performance of Kevin Put’s Marimba Concerto with the Mannes orchestra at The New School as the winner of the George and Elizabeth Gregory Concerto Competition. This spring, she joined Heartbeat Opera Company as the percussionist on the world premiere of Daniel Schlosberg’s The Extincionist.

Ms. Fortunato spends much of her time working as an assistant to Sandbox Percussion and composer Christopher Cerrone, and she is the percussion coordinator at the Mannes School of Music. Ms. Fortunato has also worked as an assistant to Becca Stevens and Domenic Salerni of Attacca Quartet. A passionate teacher, Ms. Fortunato educates students privately in Brooklyn, NY, and has mentored young musicians in the New Jersey Youth Symphony, the Greater Miami Youth Symphony, the South Florida Youth Symphony, and other youth music organizations throughout the east coast. In the summer, she enjoys working as a pit percussion and drum line instructor for marching bands in northern New Jersey.

Ms. Fortunato received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami where she studied under the tutelage of Svetoslav Stoyanov and Matthew Strauss. After receiving her degree in percussion performance, she headed back home to the northeast to pursue her Master’s degree at the Mannes School of Music at The New School where she studies with Ian Rosenbaum, Jonny Allen, Victor Caccese, Terry Sweeney, and Glen Velez. Ms. Fortunato’s other pedagogues have included Valerie Coleman, John Yarling, Errol Rackipov, and Joseph Petrasek.