About Our Directors

Musica Marin Founder and Artistic Director Ruth Kahn has had a special vision for much of her adult life: to inspire, educate and cultivate appreciation and support for the classical arts. Musica Marin is the embodiment of this vision and takes pride in offering “a front row seat with a backstage pass” to premier concert events within easy reach to many. A Juilliard School graduate, renowned violist and Bay Area native, Kahn has performed around the world from the most intimate venues to the most prominent stages. Whether being part of the New York City Ballet, San Francisco Opera or festivals across Europe, Kahn’s passion for the powerfully uniting force of classical music is continuously reaffirmed.

Best of the Bay award winner and 20-year veteran of fine restaurants and hotels in San Francisco – including Marriott Marquis, Radius and Broken Record – Chef Mark Furr heads up Musica Marin’s culinary experiences. As a classically trained chef in French kitchens for 10 years, Chef Furr has appeared on the Travel Channel and garnered prestigious awards, including Zagat’s Top 10 Bites at the Eat Drink SF Grand Tasting. In addition to his role as Culinary Director of Musica Marin, Chef Furr is currently the Director of Culinary Arts & Music for Musica Marin.