Yael Ronen holds a bachelor of music degree from the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University, and a master of music from Sacramento State University. She also studied with William Bennett and Trevor Wye in London for two years. She has performed with many chamber ensembles throughout Europe, including appearances at the Piccadilly Festival, City of London Festival in England and Music Unlimited à La Valette in Belgium. Yael Ronen has recorded for the BBC, The Australian Broadcasting Commission and The Israeli National Radio. In Israel, she has freelanced with all the major orchestras including The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic, under conductors such as Zubin Mehta and Leonard Bernstein. Presently she resides in California where, after serving for three years as the principal flutist with the Camellia Orchestra in Sacramento, she is now principal flutist with the North State Symphony, and a flute teacher on the Faculty staff at Chico state University. She is also the principal flutist and soloist with the Apollo Orchestra. Yael Ronen maintains an active career teaching and performing recitals and chamber music both in California and Europe. Idit Shemer graduated from the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem, where she studied with Hanoch Tel Oren and Avner Biron. She has participated in many master classes, including some conducted by William Bennett, Trevor Wye, and Samuel Baron. As a member of the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra and The Jerusalem Consort, Idit pioneered baroque flute playing in Israel. She also performed with them as soloist on tours in Germany, Austria, Holland, Belgium, Latvia, Czechoslovakia, and England. She has recorded two CDs with them. On the modern flute, Idit Shemer's repertoire covers classical music from all periods, with a special interest in performance of modern and new pieces, many written especially for her. Her performances include regular recitals, live broadcasts on The Voice of Music for the Israeli radio, chamber music concerts, and solo appearances with orchestras. She teaches extensively both the baroque and the modern flute. Apart from her musical life, Idit has published two novels in Israel.