The characteristic virtuosity of Amy Fiorito (flute), Nicole Moody (cello), and Barbara Rizek-McGuckin (flute) produces the Hudson View Trio's distinctive sonority. Individually, all three members have a history of solo, chamber, and orchestral performances throughout the United States, as well as abroad. The combination of accomplished instrumentalists forms this refined ensemble whose music complements any occasion.
Meet the Musicians
Flutist Amy Fiorito graduated summa cum laude from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music with a Master’s of Music and a Bachelor’s of Music in Flute Performance. There she studied under the distinguished tutelage of Trudy Kane, former Principal Flutist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for thirty-two years and student of Julius Baker. Ms. Fiorito also served as Graduate Teaching Assistant and Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra Fellow. She was invited into the National Music Honor Society, Pi Kappa Lambda and received the Constance Weldon Scholarship for Music and Academic Performance. Ms. Fiorito has had the opportunity to work with such diverse artists as Patti Austin, Michael Feinstein, Sir James Galway, Monica Mancini, Arturo Sandoval, John Secada, and Nestor Torres. She appeared in the PBS-televised concert and Grammy-nominated album, “An Evening with Dave Grusin,” co-produced by music industry icon Phil Ramone. Ms. Fiorito has performed with the Miami Bach Society Orchestra, the Rome Festival Orchestra, the Frost Symphony Orchestra, the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, and was Piccoloist of the Florida Grand Opera Orchestra. She currently enjoys a busy schedule of varied freelance engagements and private teaching in the Greater New York City/Hudson Valley Area.
Nicole Moody (cello) holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Drake University. She has participated in prestigious masterclasses under the guidance of artists such as Clive Greensmith from the Tokyo String Quartet and soloist Amit Peled, among others. She has studied under Dr. Angelo LaMariana, Dr. Ann Alton and Dr. Ashley Sidon. Nicole has experience performing in Italy, in states throughout the Midwest, and in New York. She is a recipient of a German cello from the Carlsen Cello Foundation and a first place prizewinner of the James and Katherine Andrews Young Artist Competition. Nicole is following her passion for music through teaching and performing in New York.
Flutist Barbara Rizek-McGuckin earned her Bachelors in Music from Hunter College and did graduate work at the Conservatory at Brooklyn College. Her flute teachers include Gerardo Levy, Trudy Kane and Laura Gilbert, and she has been a participant in masterclasses with Geoffrey Gilbert, William Bennet, Robert Stallman, Julius Baker and Pat Spencer. She has played with the Hunter College Symphony, Regina Opera Company, Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra and Newburgh Symphony, and is currently a member and manager of The Arabesque Trio. She has completed recording projects with composers Richard Schulman, Terry Champlin and producer Scott Petito. The Arabesque Trio released the full length CD “Reverie” in 2007. She has performed in concerts at Harkness Park Rutgers Summer Fest with Violinist Midori, the 92nd Street Y, and faculty concerts at Mannes College of Music and Vassar College. Upon graduation she performed solo recitals annually in New York City at various concert halls including CAMI Hall. She has taught at Manhattan’s Montessori School, Cappriccio Summer Music Program at Vassar College, Dutchess Community College Music School and is currently teaching at her private studios in Poughkeepsie and Clinton Corners.