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April 21st, 2019 / Featured Guests Monika Woods & Ana Glig, Martha Potter Kim & Betty Tipton

Featured Musicians of our April 21st, 2019 / 3pm Open Mic Classical will be co-founder clarinetist Monika Woods with pianist Ana Glig, and violinist Martha Potter Kim and her Guarneri Violin with pianist Betty Tipton.

Martha Potter Kim recently retired from the Cape Symphony with which she played for 25 years, and continues to play on the Cape with the Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra and various other chamber musicians.

Martha plays on a violin made by Andrea Guarneri in 1690.

Not only you will enjoy the sound of an original Guarneri, but you will have a chance to hear the story about her violin.

Martha will play Sonata in B-flat major by W.A. Mozart with pianist Elizabeth Tipton.

Elizabeth Hughes Tipton, a native of Wisconsin, holds graduate degrees in performance from the Juilliard School of Music with post graduate work at Columbia Teachers college in N.Y.C. After a thirty year career as performer teacher in Westfield, N.J. she moved to Cape Cod with her husband and is now on the faculty of The Cape Cod Conservatory of Music and Art in Falmouth. She has performed extensively as a soloist, in chamber music ensembles and as a collaborative pianist in New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts.

Monika Woods

"Chosen by the clarinet", Transylvanian born, and symphony soloist winner Monika Woods was noted for her "tender and insightful playing" and "exquisite musicianship" in a review in Cape Cod Times, by Keith Powers which also stated "her soft passages sounded like whispers, and when she played with force, it was with complete confidence".

Mónika was featured as a soloist with Cape Symphony and she is the 2013 New England Concerto Competition first prize winner. In October 2013, Mónika had the great honor to be invited to play clarinet for the president of Hungary, János Áder, on his first visit to the US (Boston).

Mónika offers private music lessons on Cape Cod for all ages. With new learners she incorporates Kodály's philosophy of teaching with a child centered educational approach.

Mónika is co-founder of Open Mic Classical, a nonprofit organization promoting classical music. (to learn more visit

Ana Glig (a.k.a. Gligvashvili) is an award-winning Georgian-American pianist, praised by Musical America for her ability to “capture hearts.” Glig has performed widely in the United States as well as Europe, including her native Georgia. As an orchestra soloist Glig debuted with Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto with Rishon LeZion and Evgeni Mikeladze Symphonic Orchestras, in Israel and Georgia.

Her playing is noticed for sensitivity, depth of interpretation and ability to connect music through various thematic concepts and medias. She has recently released her album ‘Reminiscences.’Based on the concept of homesickness and inspired by Western and Eastern European Music, the ‘Reminiscences’ serve as Glig's artistic endeavor to portray the world of an immigrant with underlying themes of separation, growth and longing for home. Ana Glig holds a Master’s degree in piano performance from Mannes School of Music, The New School and an advanced certificate in piano performance and pedagogy from NYU Steinhardt, New York University.

Visit pianist Ana Glig's webpage @

CD 'Reminiscences' available at

Collaborative pianist of the day will be:

Elizabeth Tipton

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