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Violins

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Maria Schleuning

Principal Second Violin

Current: Dallas Symphony
Previous Ensembles: Voices of Change, contemporary music ensemble (TX), Oregon Symphony, Seattle Symphony (solo appearances)
Chamber/Festivals: performed in venues such as New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Weill Hall, Merkin Hall, Museum of Modern Art, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Idyllwild Arts, Walden Piano Quartet

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Gennady Filimonov

Violin

Current: Seattle Symphony
Appearances with: Carmel Bach Festival, Odessa Philharmonic, soloist/concertmaster with Rod Stewart, Linda Rondstatt, “Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber” “Heart”, others
Chamber Music/Festivals: Opus One Chamber Ensemble (co-founding member), Odeon quartet (NY, Seattle), “Bridging the Cultural Gap” tour

Annamae Goldstein

Annamae Goldstein

Violin

Current: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Ensembles: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony
Chamber Music/Festivals: Tanglewood, Schleswig-Holstein, Bowdoin, Boulder, Snow Pond, OK Mozart and Wyndham Music Festivals.Lyric Chamber Music Society of NY, Met Chamber Ensemble, Bridgehampton Chamber Music, Tahoe String Quartet, IRIS Quartet

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Rachel Golub

Violin

Ensembles: appears with Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Orchestra Carbon (Elliot Sharp)
Chamber/Other: member of Scorchio Quartet, Caramoor Music Festival. Records and collaborates with Sting, Elton John, Jay-Z, Andrea Bocelli, Florence + The Machine, among others. Recordings with James Taylor, Darlene Love, and Ute Lemper.

Erin Hall

Erin Hall

Violin

Current: Assistant Concertmaster, Nashville Symphony.
Chamber/Festivals: Aspen Music Festival, Tanglewood, Pacific Music Festival, Peninsula Music Festival, Mainly Mozart
Teaching: Faculty, Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music

Kristi Helberg

Violin

Current: Violinist of The Knights (New York-based chamber orchestra, Sony Recording artists)
Ensembles: appears with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, String Orchestra of New York City, Sarasota Opera (Principal)
Chamber/Other: Caravel Trio (Founder), Chamber Orchestra of New York (Principal), Festivals of Ravinia, Caramoor International, Bonn Beethovenfest, Dresden Musikfestspiele, Salzburg and Tanglewood.

Amy Hiraga

Violin

Current: San Francisco Symphony
Ensembles: MET Orchestra 1990-99, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the New York Chamber Orchestra and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Aspen Philharmonia, Solisti of New York, Northwest Chamber Orchestra, St Luke’s Chamber Ensemble
Chamber/Festivals: Caramoor, Bard, Olympic, Chamber Music West, Santa Fe, St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, Chelsea Ensemble, Partita Ensemble

Simon James

Violin

Current: Second Assistant Concertmaster: Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Concertmaster: Seattle Chamber Orchestra
Ensembles: Australian World Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, Western Australia Symphony, Seattle Opera (Guest Concertmaster), Australian World Orchestra.
Chamber/Other: Recorded concerti with Seattle Symphony, Bratislava Radio Symphony,

Daniel Khalikov

Violin

Current: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Ensembles: Concertmaster: Chamber Orchestra of New York
Appears with: National Arts Center Orchestra (Ottawa, CA) Brighton Philharmonic, Uzbekistan National Symphony Orchestra, Turkey’s BASSO Orchestra
Chamber Music/Festivals: Metropolitan Chamber Ensemble, Tanglewood, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe, BargeMusic, Music Mountain, Verbier Festival, Perlman Music Program

Brian Krinke

Violin

Current: Concertmaster, Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra
Ensembles: Rochester Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic (Assistant Concertmaster positions), St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra
Solo appearances with: Buffalo Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
Chamber/Festivals: Bard, OK Mozart Festival

Jeehae Lee

Jeehae Lee

Violin

Current: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Ensembles/Festivals: appeared with New Jersey Symphony, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra, MET Chamber Ensemble, Aspen Music Festival orchestral fellow
Appeared at: Alice Tully Hall, Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall for chamber performances. Solo appearances at Hoam Art Hall in Seoul and Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall

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Laura Lutzke

Violin

Current: American Contemporary Music Ensemble
Ensembles: The Knights, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Ensemble LPR, Wordless Music Orchestra.
Chamber/Festivals: Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove (UK), Caramoor International Music Festival, SXSW, Auckland Arts Festival.

Yurika Mok

Violin

Current: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Previous Ensembles: St. Louis Symphony
Chamber/Other: Master of Music Degree at Manhattan School of Music, studying with Burton Kaplan.
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

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Catherine Sim

Violin

Current: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Ensembles: Founding member of International Sejong Soloists
Appearances: Made debut at Carnegie’s Weill Hall, numerous solo performances throughout the U.S. and Asia, extensive recording credits
Chamber/Festivals: Aspen, Ravinia, Santory Hall in Tokyo, Seoul Arts Center, founding member of International Sejong Soloists

Kay Stern

Kay Stern

Violin

Current: Concertmaster of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Previous Ensembles: (concertmaster) The Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Concordia at Lincoln Center, Cabrillo Music Festival, Cleveland Chamber Symphony and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra.
Chamber/Other: Lark string Quartet (first violinist/founding member), Live from Lincoln Center, Prairie Home Companion, Skywalker Ranch recordings
Faculty: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, University of San Francisco, Juilliard, Cleveland Institute of Music

Sarah Vonsattel

Violin

Current: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Ensembles: Detroit Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Talea Ensemble (NY) Verklarte Quartet, iO String Quartet, League of Composers Orchestra
Chamber/Festivals: Bronxville Chamber Music Series, New Marlborough House Concerts

Xiao-Dong Wang

Violin

Current: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Solo Performances with: China Philharmonic, London Mozart Players, Royal Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony, Sydney Opera Orchestra
Appearances at: Aspen, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Ravinia

Violas

Milan Milisavljević

Principal Viola

Current: Principal Violist: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Previous Ensembles: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, collaborated with Guarneri, Mendelssohn, St. Petersburg and Brentano String Quartets
Chamber Festivals: Munich Chamber Orchestra, Aspen Sinfonia, Belgrade Philharmonic, Marlboro Music Festival, Grand Teton Music Festival, Cascade Head, Verbier Festival Orchestra.

Anton Jivaev

Anton Jivaev

Viola

Current: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (Germany), violist since 2012, Gewandhaus-Quartett, violist since 2015, teacher at Mendelssohn-Bartholdy School of Music in Leipzig.
Ensembles: Principal Violist, North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Appeared with: Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Chamber/Festivals: Beethovenfest Bonn, Ravinia Festival, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, Accademia Musicale Chigiana (Siena, Italy), Spoleto Festival, Tanglewood Festival.

Sarah Adams

Viola

Current: Cassatt Quartet, American Ballet Theater, Riverside
Symphony (Principal)
Appears with: Orpheus, Metropolitan Opera, NY Philharmonic,
Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New York City Ballet
Chamber Music/Festivals: Bard, Caramoor, Saratoga, Bowdoin,
Seal Bay, Cape May
Teaching: Columbia University

Kaya Bryla-Weiss

Viola

Current: Member of The New York City Ballet and Orchestra of St. Luke’s.
Appears with: New York City Opera, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Ensemble LPR.
Festivals: Performed in Caramoor Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Cactus Pear Music Festival in San Antonio (TX), Aspen Music Festival, Bach Dancing and Dynamite, Madison (WI), Lisker Music Foundation, Singapore Sun Music Festival, Las Palmas Music Festival

David Cerutti

Viola

Current: Principal Viola: Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Appears with: The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Chamber Music/Festivals: St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, Lincoln Center/The Chamber Music Society, Helicon Concert Series, Newport Music Festival, Aspen, Tanglewood, Aix-en-Provence, Mostly Mozart

Désirée Elsevier

Viola

Current: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Ensembles: Soloist with the Western NY Chamber Orchestra and Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra di San Carlo in Naples, Italy (Assistant Principal viola), World Orchestra for Peace (concerts in Germany, England, Holland, Belgium, Hungary, Russia, China, Israel, Poland, Sweden, Austria, United Arab Emirates)

Scott Hosfeld

Viola

Current: Music Director and Conductor, Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestras; Director of Chamber Music Studies, Idyllwild Arts Academy; Music Director of Malibu Concerts on the Bluffs Music Festival.
Previous Ensembles: Principal Conductor, Icicle Creek Chamber Orchestra, the Kairos Festival Orchestra, the Dorian Festival Orchestras, the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Orchestras
Positions and Awards: Currently holds the Alfred Newman Conducting Chair, and Camilla Wicks Violin Chair at the Montgomery Arts House for Music and Architecture (MAHMA) in Malibu, California.

Katie Kadarauch

Katie Kadarauch

Viola

Current: Assistant Principal Viola, San Francisco Symphony (since 2007)
Ensembles/Festivals: East Coast Chamber Orchestra, Marlboro Music Festival and past tours, a founding member of the award-winning Janaki String Trio and frequent Bay Area chamber music performer.
Specialty: No music is off limits. I love teaching, chamber music, mixed media collaborations, modern, baroque, multicultural music, and can be heard on many film scores including Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean 3, and Get Smart.

Catherine Ro

Viola

Current: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra violinist (since 2000), The Richard and Elizabeth Gilbert Chair
Ensembles/Festivals: Debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the direction of Esa-Pekka Salonen. Founding member of Musique et Vin au Clos Vougeout, 2nd violinist in Quartet 212 (David Chan, Dov Scheindlin and Rafael Figueroa)

Cellos

Winona Zelenka

Winona Zelenka

Principal Cello

Current: Assistant Principal Cello, Toronto Symphony
Ensembles: Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, Trio Arkel, numerous orchestras in England, Canada, and U.S.
Solo Appearances: Toronto Symphony, Toronto Philharmonia, Mississauga Symphony, a Juno-nominated recording of the Bach Cello Suites

Peter Wyrick

Principal Cello

Current: Associate Principal Cellist: San Francisco Symphony
Previous Ensembles: San Francisco Symphony (assistant principal cellist), Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra (principal cellist), New York City Opera Orchestra (associate principal cellist)
Chamber/Festivals: Ridge String Quartet, Helsinki Festival (Finland), the Spoleto Festival (US, IT), Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, San Francisco Symphony Chamber Music Series

David Calhoun

Cello

Current: American Symphony
Appears with: American Ballet Theatre, New York Virtuosi, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Orpheus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (tour), New York City Opera (tour) (principal)
Chamber Music/Festivals: Bargemusic, Bard, St. Andrews and Manchester Music Festivals. Seacliff Chamber Players, Orpheus, Mostly Mozart, and the Omni Ensemble

Barbara Bogatin

Barbara Bogatin

Cello

Current: San Francisco Symphony
Previous Ensembles: Principal cellist, Milwaukee, New Jersey Symphony Orchestras, toured with New York Chamber Soloists, substitute with New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera Orch.
Festivals/chamber: Casals Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, Baroque cello and viola da gamba with Aston Magna

Lanny Paykin

Cello

Ensembles: American Composers’ Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Westchester Philharmonic
Appearances with: New York City Ballet, Metropolitan Opera, and New York Philharmonic; as principal with New York City Opera, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Long Island Philharmonic, Westchester Philharmonic, American Composers’ Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra

Wendy Sutter

Cello

Current: Appears with the New York Philharmonic
Ensembles, appeared as soloist with: Brussels Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony (2012), Seattle Symphony, Residentie Orchestra (Hague), North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
Chamber/Festivals: Marlboro, Aspen, Tanglewood, Chamber Music Society (Lincoln Center), Mostly Mozart, Luminato Festival (Toronto), Spoleto, Ravinia, Bang-on-a-Can All-Stars, Library of Congress

Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir

Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir

Cello

Current: Artist-in-Residence: University of Washington in Seattle,
Co-Artistic Director and cellist of Decoda
As Soloist: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orkester, Iceland Symphony
Chamber/Other: Performances at Marlboro and Prussia Cove, Barbican Center in London, Suntory Hall in Tokyo among others
Hometown: Reykjavík, Iceland

Mariko Hiraga Wyrick

Cello

Current: American Ballet Orchestra (since 2014), performs actively in greater New York area.
Chamber: Winner of the American Fine Arts Festival competition, performances in Weill Hall, NYC
Festivals: Kneisel Hall, the Fontainebleu Academie, and the
Greenwood Festival.

Basses

Rex Surany

Rex Surany

Principal Bass

Current: Principal, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Performances with: Boston Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, American Ballet Theatre
Masterclasses and Recitals given at: Ithaca College, Brigham Young University, and Ft. Lewis College

Timothy Dilenschneider

Bass

Current: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Performances with: Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, New World Symphony (2014-2016)
Festivals: Aspen Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival (principal bass; Japan), WaBass – Institute for the 21st Century Bass Player.

Daniel Krekeler

Daniel Krekeler

Bass

Current: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Other Ensembles: Minnesota Orchestra, Binghamton Philharmonic, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Sarasota Opera Orchestra, and a performance with the Tokyo String Quartet
Festivals: Verbier, Salzburg Easter Festival
Home State: Minnesota

Flutes

Érik Gratton

Principal Flute

Current: Acting Principal Flute, Metropolitan Opera; Principal, Nashville Symphony
Ensembles: Performed with the Symphonies of Montreal, Seattle, Pittsburgh
Chamber/Festivals: Tanglewood, Shira Music Festival Israel, the Peninsula Music Festival and Mainly Mozart. He is an active session player in Nashville’s recording scene.

Erin James

Erin James

Flute

Ensembles: Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Australian Pops Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Victorian State Opera.
Chamber/Festivals: Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and as soloist touring Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Jessica Sindell

Flute

Current: Solo Piccolo/Third Flute of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Previous Ensembles: Principal flute, Oregon Symphony
Appears with: Cleveland Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra
Chamber/Festivals: Guest Principal Flute for Mainly Mozart and Colorado Music Festival; Tippet Rise Center for the Arts, Aspen Music Festival
Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Oboes

Nathan Hughes

Principal Oboe

Current: Principal Oboe: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Ensembles: Seattle Symphony (Principal), San Francisco Symphony (Associate Principal), New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras (Guest Principal)
Chamber/Festivals: Met Chamber Ensemble, Philadelphia and Seattle Chamber Music Societies, Aspen, Bridgehampton, Lucerne, Mainly Mozart, Marlboro, Salzburg, Santa Fe, Spoleto, Tanglewood, Verbier Festivals.

Nicholas Stovall

Principal Oboe

Current: Principal Oboe, National Symphony Orchestra
Ensembles: Guest principal oboe – San Francisco Symphony, member – Eclipse Chamber Orchestra
Chamber/Festivals: Kennedy Center Chamber Players, Aspen, Tanglewood, Round Top, Eastern Music Festivals, and with Christoph Eschenbach

Sarah Lewis

Oboe, English Horn

Current: Detroit Symphony
Ensembles: Toronto Symphony, appeared with: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New World Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Lansing Symphony
Chamber/Festivals: Tanglewood, Chautauqua Music Festival

Russell deLuna

Oboe

Current: Solo English Horn, San Francisco Symphony
Previous Ensembles: Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, Atlanta Opera
Festivals/Chamber: Noe Valley Chamber Series, Gold Coast Chamber Players

Clarinets

Daniel Gilbert

Principal Clarinet

Current: Principal Clarinet: CityMusic Cleveland
Ensembles: Second Clarinet, Cleveland Orchestra (1995- 2007)
Chamber: Cleveland Orchestra Chamber Series, the Cleveland Museum of Art Chamber Series and the Oberlin Chamber Music series.
Other: Associate Professor of Clarinet, University of Michigan, Artist/Clinician for the Backen clarinets and the Vandoren Corporation

Ixi Chen

Clarinet

Current: Second Clarinet of the Cincinnati Symphony
Ensembles: Philharmonie der Nationen (Hamburg), Munich ARD Festival
Festivals/Chamber: Aspen, Tanglewood, Evian, Schleswig-Holstein, Rheingau, Jerusalem International, Thessoloniki, and Saint Petersburg White Nights.
Other: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a Buffet Crampon and D’Addario artist

Christopher Money

Bass Clarinet

Current: Second/Acting Principal Clarinet Chair, Reno Philharmonic; Principal, AVA Ballet productions
Ensembles/Festivals: Reno Chamber Orchestra, Nevada Opera Orchestra, Nevada Festival Ballet Orchestra, recorded with Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
Faculty: University of Nevada, Reno: Clarinet faculty, Associate Director, Special Events/School of the Arts

Bassoons

Whitney Crockett

Principal Bassoon

Current: Principal Bassoon, Los Angeles Philharmonic; Principal Bassoon, PBS All-Star Orchestra
Previous Ensembles: Principal positions, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Florida Orchestra, South Florida Symphony, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacionál (Dominican Republic)
Chamber Music/Festivals: Met Chamber Players, Super World Orchestra (Tokyo Music Festival), Affinis Music Festivals (Japan), Instrumenta Oaxaca (Mexico), Santa Fe, Caramoor, Bridgehampton, Cape Cod

William Short

Principal Bassoon

Current: Principal Bassoon, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Faculty,
Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Temple University
Ensembles: Delaware and Houston Symphony Orchestras, Philadelphia Orchestra
Chamber/Festivals: Mostly Mozart Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, Pacific Music Festival, and Verbier Festival
Hometown: Round Rock, TX.

Erik Höltje

Bassoon

Current: co-principal: The Knights Chamber Orchestra, principal: Delaware Symphony and Greater Bridgeport Symphony
Appearances with: New York City Ballet, Grant Park Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Princeton Symphony, Stamford Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Pennsylvania Ballet, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New York Philharmonic
Festivals: Ravinia, Tanglewood, Ojai, Aix-en-Provence, Skaneateles, Caramoor, Pacific, Crested Butte

Horns

Erik Ralske

Principal French Horn

Current: Principal Horn, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Principal Horn, PBS All-Star Orchestra
Previous Ensembles: New York Philharmonic (Acting Associate Principal Horn, Third Horn)
Festivals/Chamber Music: La Jolla, Bridgehampton, Aspen, Met Chamber Ensemble
Teaching: The Juilliard School, Mannes College of Music at the New School University; coaches the National Youth Orchestra-USA

Hugo Valverde

Hugo Valverde

Horn

Current: Second Horn, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Ensembles/Festivals: Chautauqua Music Festival; Youth Orchestra of the Americas; and Pacific Music Festival 2016 in Sapporo, Japan
Hometown: Barva de Heredia, Costa Rica. A small town located in the northern part of the Central Valley.

David Sullivan

Horn

Current: Associate Principal Horn, Kansas City Symphony, Co-Principal Horn, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, Switzerland
Festivals/Chamber: Verbier Festival, Switzerland
Hometown: White Mills, Kentucky, population 451

Jenny Chen Ralske

Horn

Current: New York-based freelance horn player
Appears with: MET Opera Orchestra, Members of the NY Philharmonic, Music for Life International, West Virginia Symphony, New York Chamber Symphony, the Grammy Awards, PBS television
Festivals: Pacific Music Festival, Aix-en-Provence with Pierre Boulez

Trumpets

Billy Hunter

Principal Trumpet

Current: Principal Trumpet: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Assistant Principal Trumpet, Grant Park Symphony Orchestra
Ensembles: Guest Principal: Malaysian Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Dallas, Frankfurt Radio Symphonies
Chamber/Festivals: Met Chamber Ensemble, Spoleto Festival (Italy), Stellenbosch International Music Festival (South Africa), Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society, Serafic Fire

Anthony Prisk

Anthony Prisk

Trumpet

Current: Second Trumpet, Philadelphia Orchestra
Previous Ensembles: Houston Symphony, New World Symphony
Festivals/Chamber: Tanglewood Music Center, the Pacific Music Festival, the Music Academy of the West, the Spoleto Festival, the Cabrillo Music Festival, and the Aspen Music Festival.

Joe Brown

Joseph Brown

Trumpet

Current: San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
Previous Ensembles: New World Symphony
Festivals: Tanglewood Music Center, Britt Festival, Pacific Music Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, Britten Pears Festival, Texas Music Festival
Hometown: Houston, TX

Guy Piddington

Trumpet

Current: San Francisco Symphony
Previous Ensembles: Acting Second Trumpet with Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra
Appears with: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra, New York City Opera, Grand Teton Music Festival

Trombones

David Garcia

Principal Trombone

Current: Solo Trombone, Philharmonia Zürich, Orchestra der Oper
Previous: Principal Trombone, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, (Florence, Italy), Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Guest with New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Malaysia Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich.
Chamber/Festivals: Semana Nacional de Trombon, Mexico, Faculty: Zürcher Hochschule der Künste.

Weston Sprott

Principal Trombone

Current: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Other Ensembles: Zurich Opera Orchestra, Zurich Philharmonia
Festivals: Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival, PRIZM Chamber Ensemble
Faculty: Bard College, Mannes College, Rutgers University

Jeff Budin

Jeff Budin

Trombone

Current: Principal Trombone, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
Previous Ensembles: principal trombone positions in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal (Canada), the Orquestra de la Ciutat de Barcelona (Spain), and the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra.
Festivals/Chamber: performed with the Empire Brass, and the Summit Brass, Saint Bart’s Music Festival (French West Indies) and tours internationally with the Portland based band “Pink Martini.”

Denson Paul Pollard

Denson Paul Pollard

Trombone

Current: Bass/Tenor Trombone, Bass Trumpet, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Previous Ensembles: Bass Trombone, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, appeared with New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Houston Symphony and LA Philharmonic.
Faculty: a passionate champion of the bass trombone as solo instrument, Pollard also teaches at the Jacobs School of music, Indiana University

Nicholas Schwarz

Nicholas Schwarz

Bass Trombone

Current: Principal, New York City Ballet Orchestra
Performed with: Sarasota Opera, ensembles such as Pittsburgh Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Ballet, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, St. Lukes Chamber Orchestra
Chamber/Festivals: Festival Maribor (Slovenia), and the Festival Lyrique-en-Mer in France

Tuba

Daniel Peck

Tuba

Current: Principal Tuba, New York City Ballet Orchestra
Other Ensembles: performed with the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, and American Symphony.
Festivals/Chamber: the Aspen Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, and Tanglewood,

Percussion

Aaron McDonald

Principal Timpani

Current: Principal, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Ensembles: West Virginia Symphony, toured with Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, National Broadcast Orchestra of Canada
Chamber/Festivals: VSO Chamber Players, Turning Point Ensemble, Standing Wave, National Broadcast Orchestra of Canada, percussion group Timetable, Music Academy of the West, Tanglewood

Steven White

Steven White

Principal Percussion

Current: Percussion/Assistant Principal Timpani: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Previous Ensembles: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (extra player), Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Festivals/Chamber: Tanglewood Music Center, Music Academy of the West, Aspen Music Festival

Matthew Ward

Percussion

Current: Principal, Argento Chamber Players, Talujon and American Modern Ensemble, Director of Percussion for the Mostly Modern Festival, Percussion Department Operations Manager at Manhattan School of Music.
Previous Ensembles: Riverside Symphony, Talea Ensemble, SEM Ensemble, The Orchestra of the League of Composers, Sequitor and IPSE Ensemble.
Festivals/Chamber: American Modern Ensemble Contemporary Chamber Music Festival

Eric Middleton

Percussion

Current: Principal percussion, Reno Philharmonic.
Previous Ensembles: Austin Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Austin Chamber Music Festival, Reno Chamber Orchestra.

Keyboard

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Donna Lee

Piano

Ensembles: solo appearances; National Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall
Chamber/Festivals: Amer-China International Music Foundation (China), Brevard Music Center, Interlochen Music Festival, Kent Blossom Music, Maui Classical Music, Music-on-the-Hill
Faculty: Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Piano Division at Kent State University. Summer; co-director, Piano Institute at Kent State, artist-faculty at Kent/Blossom Chamber Music (OH) and Brevard Music Center (NC).

Harp

Katherine Siochi

Katherine Siochi

Harp

Current: Principal, Sarasota Orchestra
Previous Ensembles: substitutes frequently with the New York Philharmonic
Festivals/Chamber: Tanglewood Music Center and Aspen Music Festival
Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa

Marina Roznitovsky Oster

Marina Roznitovsky Oster

Harp

Current: Principal, Reno Chamber Orchestra. Acting principal Reno Philharmonic. Harp professor at University of Nevada, Reno.
Previous Ensembles: soloist with the Israeli Youth Symphony, UNR Symphony, Susanville Symphony, the TOCCATA Orchestra
Festivals/Chamber: Tahoe Chamber Music Society, Young Artist Harp Seminar, Annual Harp Plus concert productions with Daniel Barenboim, worldwide tour with the West Eastern Divan Orchestra.

Personnel Manager/Librarian

Robert Willoughby Jones

Orchestra Manager, Librarian

Current: Classical Tahoe, Festival Napa Valley, Wexford Festival
Administration: Boston Symphony, Metropolitan Opera, LA Opera, LA Master Chorale, Michigan Opera, Opera a la Carte (Jacksonville FL), Lansing (MI) Fine Arts Council, Westminster Choir College, Opera Company of Boston