Rainbow Row Quartet
Cellist Timothy O’Malley was first introduced to the cello at the age of nine when he participated in a strings program in Tucson, Arizona. Since then, his studies have brought him across the United States and to Europe. While in high school he studied under Angelika May at the Academy for Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna and he received his Bachelor’s degree in Cello Performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with Norman Fischer and Catherina Meints and his Master’s degree in Orchestral Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. He is formerly co-principal cellist of the Hilton Head Orchestra, was a full time core cellist of the Charleston Symphony, and is a core member of Chamber Music Charleston.
Corey Mike Mike began studying the violin at the age of three at the Michigan State University Community Music School where he studied with Dr. Judith Palac. At nine years of age, he continued his studies with professor I-Fu Wang of Michigan State University.An active chamber musician, Corey founded The Town Quartet in 2011 and performed extensively with them for over an eleven-year-period all throughout the Bay Area in California. In addition to their weekly residency in Berkeley, The Town Quartet played in an extreme variance of venues and repertoire: from participating in The San Francisco Chamber Music Society’s series at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, to accompanying silent films at Berkeley’s Pacific Film Archive, to helping establish the Glenview Chamber Music series in Oakland. They were coached by members of both the Kronos as well as The Alexander String Quartets.Corey currently performs with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, and the Charleston Opera Theater. He has previously served in Michigan as principal 2nd violinist of the Midland Symphony, Jackson Symphony, and Michigan State University Symphony Orchestras.
Karel Abo, violinist, currently serves as Associate Concertmaster with the Midland Symphony Orchestra and has served Concertmaster of the Charleston Opera Theater. An avid performer, Ms. Abo also plays with the Lansing Symphony, the Hilton Head Symphony, Charleston Symphony, and other symphony orchestras throughout the United States. Ms. Abo is an active recitalist and chamber musician who is frequently invited as a guest artist at faculty recitals, concerts, and music conferences at universities and colleges. Besides an active performer in South Carolina, Ms. Abo has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia, including prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and St. Luke’s Cathedral.
Sadie Nichols completed her Viola Performance studies at Indiana University (BM) under Atar Arad and University of Maryland (MM) under Katherine Murdock of the Mendelssohn quartet & Michael Tree of the Guarneri Quartet.She currently plays as Assistant Principal with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, a position she has held since 2001. Sadie is Acting Principal with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and has played regularly with the New Jersey Symphony, American Symphony (NYC) Harrisburg Symphony, and Hilton Head Symphony, in addition to numerous shows on Broadway.Mrs. Nichols has played in summer festivals such as the Wintergreen Music Festival, Breckenridge Music Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, Piccolo Spoleto, National Orchestra Institute, National Orchestral Institute and opera festivals in Graz, Austria.She is an avid chamber musician in addition to her orchestral jobs, playing with the Smithsonian Chamber Players, the St Petersburg Quartet and studying with the members of the Guarneri String Quartet. When Sadie is not playing music, she can be found knitting sweaters and taking her daughter to USA swim meets.”