classical tahoe

orchestra musicians

Violin

Laura Hamilton

Artistic Director and Concertmaster

Currently a member of: Classical Tahoe (Concertmaster since festival inception), Festival Orchestra NAPA (Concertmaster), CityMusic Cleveland (Concertmaster)
Previously a member of: Metropolitan Opera (Principal Associate Concertmaster, Acting Concertmaster), Chicago Symphony, Sydney Opera House (Concertmaster)
Additional career highlights: Soloist with the Chicago Symphony; concerts as Guest Concertmaster with the Seattle Symphony, American Symphony Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, and Adelaide Symphony (Australia); performances at Marlboro, Manchester, and Bard Music Festivals, as well as festivals in Norway and Greece; Tononi Trio
Teaches at: New York University

Laura Hamilton is generously sponsored by The Goldby Family.

Maria Schleuning

Principal Violin

Currently a member of: Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Don and Norma Stone chair)
Additional career highlights: Artistic Director of the Grammy-nominated Voices of Change Modern Music Ensemble; Soloist with the Dallas Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and West Virginia Symphony, among others; chamber music performances at New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, and Avery Fisher Hall, among others; numerous world premieres, including works written specifically for her by Augusta Read Thomas and David Amram
Teaches at: University of North Texas

Maria Schleuning is generously sponsored by Madylon and Dean Meiling.

Zubaida Azezi

Violin

Current: Violin sub with Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera and freelancing in the Houston area
Previous Ensembles: The Florida Orchestra, New World Symphony
Performances With:
Houston Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony

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Gennady Filimonov

Violin

Currently a member of: Seattle Symphony
Previously a member of: Odeon Quartet (founding member)
Additional career highlights: Author and contributing writer to The Strad magazine, owner of Filimonov Fine Violins, appraiser of fine instruments and bows

Annamae Goldstein

Violin

Currently a member of: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Previously a member of: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony
Additional career highlights: Performances at Tanglewood, Schleswig-Holstein, Bowdoin, Boulder, Snow Pond, OK Mozart, and Wyndham Music Festivals; chamber music with the Lyric Chamber Music Society of NY, Met Chamber Ensemble, Bridgehampton Chamber Music, Tahoe String Quartet, and IRIS Quartet

Rachel Golub

Violin

Currently a member of: Moulin Rouge! on Broadway, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, X Quartet, Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Previously a member of: Amayo and Friends, Matilda and Hamilton on Broadway
Additional career highlights: Tours with Adele, Bruce Springsteen, and Trey Anastasio; recordings with Sharon Jones, Antibalas, and James Taylor; featured artist on violin, viola, and voice on David Byrne’s Contemporary Color

Rachel Golub is generously sponsored by Laura Petrucci & James Carlson.

Erin Hall

Erin Hall

Violin

Currently a member of: Nashville Symphony (Acting Concertmaster)
Teaches at: Vanderbilt University 

Kristi Helberg

Violin

Currently a member of: The Knights, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York City Ballet Orchestra, Silk Road Ensemble, and Kvasova Folk Singing Club
Additional career highlights: Performances at Caramoor, Ravinia, Dresden, Salzburg, Bonn, and Tanglewood Festivals; recipient of an Innovation Fund grant from The Knights for a project on music and incarceration

Simon James

Violin

Currently a member of: Australian World Orchestra
Previously a member of: Seattle Symphony Orchestra (Assistant Concertmaster), Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony
Teaches at: San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Simon James is generously sponsored by Helen Trop-Zell and Jerrold Zell.

Daniel Khalikov

Violin

Currently a member of: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of New York (Concertmaster)
Additional career highlights: Concerts with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Brighton Philharmonic, Uzbekistan National Symphony Orchestra, Turkey’s BASSO Orchestra, and Metropolitan Chamber Ensemble; performances at Tanglewood, Norfolk Chamber Music, Santa Fe, BargeMusic, Music Mountain, and Verbier Festivals

Brian Krinke

Violin

Currently a member of: Grand Junction Symphony (Concertmaster)
Previously a member of: Buffalo Philharmonic (Associate Concertmaster)
Teaches at: Colorado Mesa University

Jeehae Lee

Jeehae Lee

Violin

Currently a member of: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Additional career highlights: concerts with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra, and MET Chamber Ensemble, among others; chamber performances at Alice Tully Hall and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall; solo appearances at Hoam Art Hall in Seoul and Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall

Jeehae Lee is generously sponsored by KyungAe Bae and Ralph Miller.

Ruth Lenz

Violin

Currently a member of: Reno Philharmonic, Reno Chamber Orchestra (Concertmaster)
Additional career highlights: Concerts at Nevada Chamber Music, La Musica, and Sunriver Festivals, as well as with the Telluride Chamber Players and at Barth Kammermusiktage in Germany and Mayshad Festival in Morocco

Ruth Lenz is generously sponsored by William Douglass.

Laura Lutzke

Violin

Currently a member of: American Contemporary Music Ensemble, the Knights, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Ensemble LPR, and Wordless Music Orchestra
Additional career highlights: Concerts at Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove in the UK, Caramoor International Music Festival, SXSW, and Auckland Arts Festival

Yurika Mok

Violin

Currently a member of: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Previously a member of: St. Louis Symphony

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Catherine Sim

Violin

Currently a member of: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Additional career highlights: Founding member of International Sejong Soloists; debut at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall; numerous solo performances throughout the United States and Asia; extensive recording credits; concerts at Aspen and Ravinia Festivals, as well as at Santory Hall in Tokyo and Seoul Arts Center

Kay Stern

Kay Stern

Violin

Currently a member of: San Francisco Opera Orchestra (Concertmaster)
Previously a member of: Lark Quartet
Teaches at: San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Kay Stern is generously sponsored by Janie and Donny Friend

Sarah Vonsattel

Violin

Currently a member of: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Previously a member of: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony
Additional career highlights: Founding member of Verklärte Quartet, Fischoff Competition Grand Prize Winners; chamber music performances at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Parlance Chamber Concerts, the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series, Bargemusic; concerto appearances with Symphoria of Syracuse, the Coastal Symphony of Georgia, and the musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, among others

Sarah Vonsattel is generously sponsored by Madylon and Dean Meiling.

Xiao-Dong Wang

Violin

Currently a member of: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Additional career highlights: Soloist with the China Philharmonic, London Mozart Players, Royal Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony, and Sydney Opera Orchestra; concerts at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and Ravinia Festival, among others

Viola

Désirée Elsevier

Principal Viola

Previously a member of: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Additional career highlights: Concerts with the Dallas Symphony, Dallas Opera, Austin Symphony, Voices of Change Dallas, and Orchestra di San Carlo in Naples, Italy; soloist with the Western NY Chamber Orchestra and Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra; international concerts with the World Orchestra for Peace

Désirée Elsevier is generously sponsored by The Goldby Family. 

Katie Kadarauch

Principal Viola

Currently a member of: San Francisco Symphony (Assistant Principal Viola)
Additional career highlights: Concerts with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra and at Marlboro Music Festival; founding member of the award-winning Janaki String Trio; recordings for numerous film scores, including Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean 3, and Get Smart

Katie Kadarauch is generously sponsored by Jerome Guillen & Jeremy Gallaher.

Sarah Adams

Viola

Currently a member of: Riverside Symphony (Principal), American Ballet Theater (Acting Principal), NYC Opera (Acting Principal), Windham Chamber Orchestra (Principal), Philharmonia Orchestra of NY (Acting Principal), Little Orchestra Society, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Cortlandt String Quartet
Previously a member of: Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra (Principal), Houston Symphony Orchestra (Assistant Principal), American Symphony Orchestra (Acting Principal), and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, among others
Additional career highlights: Concerts with New York City Ballet Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, among others; founding member of Atrikk Ensemble
Teaches at: Columbia University

Katarzyna Bryla-Weiss

Viola

Currently a member of: San Francisco Symphony
Previously a member of: Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New York City Ballet Orchestra, New York Pops
Additional career highlights: Performances at Caramoor Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Cactus Pear Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Bach Dancing and Dynamite, Lisker Music Foundation, Singapore Sun Music Festival, and Las Palmas Music Festival, among others

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Viola

Jill Jaffe

Viola

Currently a member of: Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Music Sacra, South Florida Symphony Orchestra (Principal), Crescent String Quartet
Previously a member of: New York City Ballet Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, American Composers Orchestra, Encores! at City Center (Principal), Oklahoma Symphony (Principal)
Additional career highlights: Artistic Director of Friends of Classical Music @ Arts on the Lake; Founder and Artistic Director of the Annual NY String Quartet Marathon; recordings and concerts with Evan Lurie, Roberto Benigini, John Zorn, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and Barbra Streisand, among others

Amelia Krinke

Viola

Zoe Martin-Doike

Viola

Matthew Young

Viola

Cello

Winona Zelenka

Principal Cello

Currently a member of: Toronto Symphony Orchestra (Assistant Principal Cello)
Previously a member of: Liverpool Philharmonic, Hallé Orchestra, Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, Orchestra of the National Ballet of Canada
Additional career highlights: Founding member of Trio Arkel, now in its tenth season

Winona Zelenka is generously sponsored by Madylon and Dean Meiling.

David Calhoun

Cello

Currently a member of: South Florida Symphony Orchestra (Principal), Brevard Symphony Orchestra (Principal), Punta Gorda Symphony (Principal), Villages Philharmonic (Principal) Previously a member of: American Symphony, American Ballet Theater, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Omni Ensemble, SONYC, New York Virtuosi
Additional career highlights: Soloist with the Villages Philharmonic, 15 year residency with Orion Music at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jason Lippmann

Cello

Currently a member of: Los Angeles Philharmonic
Previously a member of: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Additional career highlights: Frequent participant in LA Phil’s Chamber Music Society and Green Umbrella new music series; concerts with the Baltimore Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony and Opera, American Ballet Theater, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Ted Nelson

Cello

Currently a member of: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Previously a member of: Kansas City Symphony, Toledo Symphony
Additional career highlights: Vice President of Artistic Planning and Operations at Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, Executive Director of concert:nova

Lanny Paykin

Cello

Currently a member of: American Composers’ Orchestra, Westchester Philharmonic
Previously a member of: Brooklyn Philharmonic
Additional career highlights: Performances with the New York City Ballet Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, New York City Opera (Principal), Long Island Philharmonic, and American Symphony Orchestra

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

Bass

Daniel Krekeler

Daniel Krekeler

Principal Bass

Currently a member of: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Previously a member of: Minnesota Orchestra, New Haven Symphony, Binghamton Symphony Orchestra
Teaches at: Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College

Timothy Dilenschneider

Principal Bass

Current: Associate Principal Bass, Houston Symphony
Previous Ensembles: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (2016-2018), New World Symphony (2014-2016)
Performances with: Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, The Florida Orchestra Festivals/Chamber: Aspen Music Festival, Arizona Musicfest, Festival Napa Valley, Pacific Music Festival, Olmos Ensemble, New York Symphonic Ensemble, Candlelight Chamber Series

Christopher Johnson Bass

Christopher Johnson

Bass

Currently a member of: Sphinx Virtuosi, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Rootstock Republic, Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of NY (Principal), Re-Collective Orchestra
Previously a member of: Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas (Principal), Brockton Symphony Orchestra (Principal), Reading Symphony Orchestra

Ha Young Jung

Principal Bass

Currently a member of: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (Principal)
Previously a member of: Carnegie Hall Ensemble Connect, London Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera
Additional career highlights: Concerts with A Far Cry, Chineke! Orchestra, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, and the New York Philharmonic; performances at Bergen International Festival in Norway, Eilat International Festival in Israel, Hardanger International Music Festival in Norway, and Wimbledon International Chamber Music Festival in London

Ha Young Jung is generously sponsored by Minmyo Kim and Jon Lei.

Christopher Yick

Bass

Currently a member of: Founder of the Hawaii Chamber Music Festival, Artistic Director for Lõkahi Spring World Music Festival, Board of Director at Santa Barbara Strings
Previously a member of: Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (Section Bass)
Additional career highlights: All Nippon Airways (ANA) ‘Aha Mele (Producer & Bassist) and Recent Performances with the Rome Chamber Music Festival, The Jupiter String Quartet (San Francisco Conservatory of Music: Chamber Music Tuesday), New Century Chamber Orchestra, and more

Christopher Yick is generously sponsored by Grace and Shinn Lee.

Flute & Piccolo

Érik Gratton

Principal Flute

Currently a member of: ​​Nashville Symphony (Principal)
Previously a member of: Metropolitan Opera (Principal)

The Classical Tahoe Woodwinds are generously sponsored by Marna Broida.

Erin James

Erin James

Flute

Currently a member of: Northwest Sinfonia Orchestra
Additional career highlights: Regular performances with Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony, and Victoria State Opera Orchestra

The Classical Tahoe Woodwinds are generously sponsored by Marna Broida.

Oboe & English horn

Nicholas Stovall

Principal Oboe

Currently a member of: National Symphony Orchestra (Principal)
Teaches at: Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University

The Classical Tahoe Woodwinds are generously sponsored by Marna Broida.

Victoria Chung

Oboe

Currently a member of: Richmond Symphony Orchestra (Principal)
Previously a member of: New World Symphony
Additional career highlights: Concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Florida Orchestra, and Sejong Soloists
Teaches at: University of Richmond

The Classical Tahoe Woodwinds are generously sponsored by Marna Broida.

Aaron Hill

Oboe

Currently a member of: Street Symphony Los Angeles (Solo Oboe)
Previously a member of: Wintergreen Music Festival (Principal)
Teaches at: University of Nevada, Reno

The Classical Tahoe Woodwinds are generously sponsored by Marna Broida.

John Upton

Oboe

Previously a member of: The Florida Orchestra (Principal), New World Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Additional career highlights: Performances with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and National Arts Centre Orchestra
Teaches at: Montclair State University

The Classical Tahoe Woodwinds are generously sponsored by Marna Broida.

Clarinet & Bass Clarinet

Daniel Gilbert

Principal Clarinet

Currently a member of: CityMusic Cleveland (Principal clarinet)
Previously a member of: Cleveland Orchestra
Teaches at: University of Michigan

Daniel Gilbert is generously sponsored by Susan Pridmore and Dr. Myles Riner

Ixi Chen

Clarinet

Currently a member of: Cincinnati Symphony
Additional career highlights: Concerts with concert:nova and Philharmonie der Nationen; performances at Munich ARD, Aspen, Tanglewood, Evian, Schleswig-Holstein, Rheingau, Jerusalem International, Thessoloniki, and Saint Petersburg White Nights Festivals; a Buffet Crampon and D’Addario artist
Teaches at: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Ixi Chen is generously sponsored by Marna Broida.

Ben Freimuth

Clarinet

Ben Freimuth is generously sponsored by Marna Broida.

Bassoon & Contrabassoon

Whitney Crockett

Principal Bassoon

Currently a member of: La Philharmonic (Principal)
Previously a member of: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Montreal Symphony
Teaches at: Lynn University

The Classical Tahoe Woodwinds are generously sponsored by Marna Broida.

Daniel Shelley

Principal Bassoon

Currently a member of: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Previously a member of: New Mexico Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, Sarasota Opera
Additional career highlights: Concerts with Met Chamber Ensemble, Mostly Mozart Festival, Mainly Mozart Festival, All-Star Orchestra
Teaches at: New York University

The Classical Tahoe Woodwinds are generously sponsored by Marna Broida.

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Erik Höltje

Bassoon

Currently a member of: The Knights (Co-Principal), Delaware Symphony (Principal), Greater Bridgeport Symphony
Additional career highlights: Concerts with New York City Ballet Orchestra, Grant Park Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Princeton Symphony, Stamford Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Pennsylvania Ballet, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and New York Philharmonic; performances at Ravinia, Tanglewood, Ojai, Aix-en-Provence, Skaneateles, Caramoor, Pacific, and Crested Butte Festivals

The Classical Tahoe Woodwinds are generously sponsored by Marna Broida.

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Samantha Duckworth

ContraBassoon

Current: appears with LA Philharmonic, LA Opera, LA Chamber Orchestra, MET Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Ensembles: Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy, L’Orchestra Symphonique de Quebec.
Festival/Other: appears on several Grammy Award winning recordings with the MSO, and on multiple CD and DVD recordings with the MET Orchestra and LA Philharmonic

The Classical Tahoe Woodwinds are generously sponsored by Marna Broida.

Horn

David Cooper

Principal Horn

Stewart Rose

Principal Horn

Currently a member of: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (Principal), Orchestra of St. Luke’s (Principal), Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Previously a member of: New York City Opera (Principal Horn), New York City Ballet (Acting Principal), New York Philharmonic (Acting Associate Principal)
Additional career highlights: Concerts at Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Music from Marlboro, Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival

Thomas Jöstlein

Horn

Currently a member of: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (Associate Principal)
Previously a member of: New York Philharmonic
Additional career highlights: Concerts as Guest Principal with the Dallas Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Patrick Pridemore

Horn

Career highlights: Concerts with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Metropolitan Orchestra, Aretha Franklin, Cheap Trick, and Harry Connick Jr.; performances at Marlboro, Spoleto USA, Ravinia, and Tanglewood Festivals

Anne Marie Scharer

Horn

Currently a member of: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Previously a member of: Columbus Symphony (Associate Principal), Orquesta Symphonica del Principado de Asturias, Spain (Principal)
Additional career highlights: Concerts with the New York Philharmonic and Orchestra of Saint Luke’s; recordings for movie and television soundtracks; performances with Monarch Brass

Dan Wions

Horn

Trumpet

Billy R. Hunter, Jr.

Principal Trumpet

Currently a member of: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (Principal)
Previously a member of: Baltimore Symphony, New World Symphony (Principal), Grant Park Orchestra (Assistant Principal)
Teaches at: University of Texas at Austin 

 Billy R. Hunter, Jr. is generously sponsored by Beth and Scott Minick.

Jonathan Bhatia

Trumpet

Currently a member of: Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Alias Brass Company
Additional career highlights: Concerts with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Brass, All-Star Brass, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Ballet Orchestra, Los Angeles Modern Brass Quintet, Symphony of Southeast Texas, Brazos Valley Symphony, Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, Southeast Symphony, and Susanville Symphony Orchestra
Teaches at: University of Nevada, Reno

Adam Luftman

Trumpet

Currently a member of: San Francisco Opera (Principal) San Francisco Ballet (Principal), National Brass Ensemble, Bay Brass, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
Previously a member of: Baltimore Symphony, New World Symphony
Additional career highlights: Concerts with the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, and Vienna Philharmonic; numerous recordings for film and video game soundtracks
Teaches at: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Stanford University, UC Berkeley

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

Trombone & Bass Trombone

David Garcia

Principal Trombone

Currently a member of: Philharmonia Zürich, Orchester der Oper (Solo Trombone)
Previously a member of: Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Principal), Hartford Symphony Orchestra (Principal)
Additional career highlights: Concerts with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, Orquestra Sinfonica de Galicia, Gürzenich Orchester Köln
Teaches at: Zürich Opera Orchester Academy

David Garcia is generously sponsored by Kim and Peter Garcia.

Peter Sullivan

Principal Trombone

Currently a member of: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (Principal)
Previously a member of: Montreal Symphony (Solo trombone)
Additional career highlights: Soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Montreal Symphony; performances at the Ascoli Piceno Brass Festival in Italy; first prize winner in the Umea International Solo Competition in Sweden
Teaches at: Duquesne University; Carnegie Mellon University; Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan

Denson Paul Pollard

Denson Paul Pollard

Trombone and Bass Trombone

Currently a member of: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Teaches at: Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University

Carlos Jimenez Fernandez

Trombone

Nicholas Schwarz

Nicholas Schwarz

Bass Trombone

Currently a member of: New York City Ballet Orchestra (Principal)
Additional career highlights: Performances with the Pittsburgh Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Ballet, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, St. Luke’s Chamber Orchestra, and Sarasota Opera, as well as at Festival Maribor in Slovenia and Festival Lyrique-en-Mer in France

Tuba

Daniel Peck

Tuba

Currently a member of: New York City Ballet Orchestra
Previously a member of: Chicago! on Broadway
Additional career highlights: Zombie Burlesque show at the Coney Island Freak Show Museum
Teaches at: New Jersey City University

Daniel Peck is generously sponsored by Kim and Peter Garcia.

Timpani

Aaron McDonald

Principal Timpani

Currently a member of: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (Principal)
Additional career highlights: Concerts with the West Virginia Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, National Broadcast Orchestra of Canada, VSO Chamber Players, Turning Point Ensemble, Standing Wave, National Broadcast Orchestra of Canada, and Timetable percussion ensemble; performances at Music Academy of the West and Tanglewood

Aaron McDonald is generously sponsored by Madylon and Dean Meiling.

Percussion

Steven White

Steven White

Principal Percussion

Currently a member of: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (Assistant Principal Timpani and Percussion)

Carol Colwell

Percussion

Currently a member of: Reno Philharmonic
Previously a member of: Honolulu Symphony, River City Brass Band
Additional career highlights: First prize in the Illinois Young Performers Competition; soloist with the Chicago Symphony; concerts with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, New World Symphony, Omaha Symphony, and Seattle Ballet, among others
Teaches at: University of Nevada, Reno

Stephen Kehner

Percussion

Matthew Ward

Percussion

Currently a member of: American Modern Ensemble (Principal), Talujon (Principal)
Previously a member of: Albany Symphony
Additional career highlights: Founding member of Ensemble IPSE and Argento Chamber Players, Manager of the Percussion Department at Manhattan School of Music
Teaches at: Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College; Brooklyn College; Mostly Modern Festival

Harp

Molly Langer

Harp

Marina Roznitovsky Oster

Harp

Currently a member of: Reno Philharmonic Orchestra (Principal), Reno Chamber Orchestra (Principal)
Previously a member of: West Eastern Divan Orchestra, multiple worldwide tours
Additional career highlights: Soloist with the Israeli Youth Symphony, Oistrakh Symphony, Susanville Symphony, Carson City Symphony, and Reno Pops Orchestra, among others; performances with the Terre Haute Symphony, Illinois Symphony, and Santa Rosa Symphony; featured artist with the Tahoe Chamber Music Society and Chamber Music Unbound, among others
Teaches at: University of Nevada, Reno

Marina Roznitovsky Oster is generously sponsored by Amber and Matthew Bergstrom.

Keyboards

Donna Lee

Piano

Currently a member of: CityMusic Cleveland
Additional career highlights: Steinway Artist, inducted into the Steinway Teacher Hall of Fame; Steinway & Sons Top Teacher Award; Kent State University Distinguished Teaching Award; performances at Maui Classical Music Festival, Gotland Chamber Music Festival in Sweden, Ameri-China International Music Foundation; Music on The Hill Chamber Music Festival in Rhode Island, and Kent Blossom Music Festival; soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and at Alice Tully Hall in New York
Teaches at: Kent State University, Brevard Music Center

Donna Lee is generously sponsored by Susan and Kevin Underwood.

Dongsok Shin

Harpsichord

Anna Stoytcheva

Piano

Currently a member of: American Chamber Players
Previously a member of: New World Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony
Additional career highlights: Co-chair and pianist for Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York; concerts at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall; soloist with the Bulgarian Radio Orchestra, New World Symphony, and Orchestra del’Angelicum; performances at Marlboro, Pianofest, Bowdoin, Music Academy of the West, Kneisel Hall, Banff Center for the Arts, and Walla Walla Chamber Music Festivals

Anna Stoytcheva is generously sponsored by Beth and Scott Minick.