The progress and operations of Salomé would not be possible were it not for the incredible diligence of our Board of Directors and Board of Trustees. Check back soon to uncover the mystery of our Board of Trustees!
Lauren Sarah Carpenter
Executive and Administrative Director of the Salomé Chamber Orchestra, Ms. Carpenter holds a B.A. from Princeton University in Politics Magna cum Laude with minors in Finance, Germanic Language, Political Economics and Music Performance. She co-founded Salomé with her two brothers, Sean and David, in September 2009. She is a principal member of the Orchestra and worked as a Manager at Google for over five years in Advertising. She currently works as the Chief Operating Officer of Carpenter Fine Violins LLC. She serves on the Boards of the American Friends of Verbier and the Princeton University Music Department.
Sean Avram Carpenter
President of the Salomé Chamber Orchestra, Mr. Carpenter holds a B.A. from Princeton University in Politics Cum Laude with minors in Political Theory and Music Performance and a Master’s Degree from University of Cambridge, King’s College in Political Thought. He serves as the Concertmaster of the Orchestra while running his fine instrument business, Sean A. Carpenter Fine Violins.
David Aaron Carpenter
Director of Artistic Planning of the Salomé Chamber Orchestra, David Aaron Carpenter holds a B.A. from Princeton University in Politics. Internationally acclaimed as one of the finest musicians in the world, he is a viola soloist who has received the most prestigious awards in the field: the 2010 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the 2011 Leonard Bernstein Award. Mr. Carpenter often performs as soloist with Salome and will continue to do so in the 2011-2012 Season.
Vice President and Director of New Media for the Salomé Chamber Orchestra, Mr. Palmen holds a B.A. from Princeton University where he studied Literary Theory and minored in the French Language which he studied in situ at the University of Paris, Sorbonne. As a founding member of the Orchestra, he strives to make every interaction Salomé has with its audience exceptional. Mr. Palmen currently works with Fortune 500 clients as a User Experience consultant.
Director of Special Projects of the Salomé Chamber Orchestra, Andris Zvargulis is a founding member of the ensemble. He holds a B.A. in chemistry from Princeton University and currently works as a consultant with an information technology firm. Andris, a bassist, is also involved in a venture whose goal is improving the online retail experience for classical musicians.
A founding member and Director of Corporate Development of the Salomé Chamber Orchestra, Ross has been playing the violin since the age of 4 and is currently a member of the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony. He studied Computer Science at the University of Delaware, and currently manages implementations for Advent Software.
Yanni Claude Burton
General Manager of the Salomé Chamber Orchestra, Yanni holds a B.A. from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, graduating top of his class, and a Masters Degree in Performance from The Juilliard School. He joined Salomé in 2010 as the principal bassist and was appointed General Manager in 2012. Yanni is responsible for concert planning, production, digital and social media marketing and general administration.
Loreen Arbus is currently the President of The Loreen Arbus Foundation and The Goldenson-Arbus Foundation. Her philanthropy supports a broad scope of interests, including scientific and medical research, her advocacy for women and girls, as well as for the world’s largest minority, people with disabilities. She has established and funds many scholarships that both enhance and elevate the social consciousness of her philanthropic interests. Arbus holds the distinction of being the first woman to head programming for a U.S. network, a feat accomplished twice (both at Showtime and Cable Health Network/Lifetime). Ms. Arbus is the author of six nonfiction books, served as a Contributing Editor to Los Angeles Magazine, written countless articles for many national publications, and has been twice nominated for an Emmy. She serves on over a dozen nonprofit boards, including The Paley Center for Media and the Women Media Center. Arbus is the daughter of Isabelle and Leonard H. Goldenson, Founder and former Chairman of ABC, who helped shape modern mass communications and transformed ABC into one of the world’s greatest media empire. Ms. Arbus, widely recognized for her humanitarian and professional accomplishments, has received The Heart of Giving Award presented by President Bill Clinton in 2001 and was chosen as one (of 40) Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World 2002.
Mary L. Bianco
Mary L. Bianco is the Founder, President and Executive Director of The Moca Foundation. Additionally, she serves on the boards of The Marcled Foundation, The Dunn School, The Music Conservatory of Westchester, and The Society for Clinical Bone Densitometry, and has previously served on the boards of Sarah Lawrence College, The Athenian School, The Arthritis Foundation, Congregation Ohr Tzafon, The American Youth Symphony, The National Board of the Aspen Music Festival, and the Virginia and Leonard Marx Foundation. Her charitable work focuses on education, healthy living, medical research, music and the arts, and summer programs for children and teens with health challenges.
While Mary has built a 30-plus year career in wealth management, she is also a children’s author and was in wholesale wine sales for 10 years while living in New York City. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, the Executive MBA program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business, and has done extensive study in paraprofessional training at The American Jewish University. Originally from Scarsdale, New York, Mary now divides her time between San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Paso Robles, California.
Catherine de Marignac
Born and living in Switzerland, Catherine de Marignac studied Law and Art History at Geneva University (Law from 1973 to 1976 / History of Art from 1995 to 1997). As a lawyer, she worked at an international law firm in London and Geneva specializing in business, banking and corporate law from 1979 to 1995, after which she managed her family’s business. Catherine serves on the Boards of several cultural institutions including The Swiss Society for Art History, The International Red Cross Museum, The Verbier Music Festival and Academy, and The Brechbuhl School.
Tom has several years of experience in non-profit development and board management services. He currently serves as Major Gifts Officer for The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth. Prior to joining Trevor, Tom was a development consultant at CCS, an international fundraising consultancy firm and provided council to clients in various industries, conducted Campaign Feasibility and Planning Studies, designed and implemented major gifts fundraising programs, refined case statements, and developed prospective donor lists for capital campaigns. In his years with Capital Giving at Harvard University Development, Tom worked extensively on the strategy of effectively identifying new donors, cultivating and stewarding major donors, and developing six- and seven-figure solicitation plans for University leadership with annual campaign goals surpassing $100 million. Tom has spent four years with the Harvard College Fund in volunteer management and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Harvard Alumni Association. Tom received his bachelors with honors from Harvard College and has completed graduate coursework in non-profit management. A native of Boston, Tom resides in Manhattan. In his free time, Tom enjoys learning about other languages and cultures, and traveling abroad. Before beginning his career in philanthropy, Tom lived in Rome and taught at the Anglo American International School.