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All-Star Orchestra
All-Star Orchestra Roster
Air date: 09/08/2013

 

Current professional affiliations are listed below each player’s name.

( ) = previous affiliation.

 

 

First Violins

 

David Kim – Concertmaster

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Concertmaster

University of Texas at Austin, faculty

 

Jeffrey Multer

The Florida Orchestra, Concertmaster

Eastern Music Festival, Concertmaster

 

Emanuelle Boisvert

Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Associate Concertmaster

(Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Concertmaster)

 

Rebecca Corruccini

Minnesota Orchestra

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, Concertmaster

Sun Valley Summer Symphony

 

Elmira Darvarova

(Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Concertmaster)

New York Piano Quartet

New York Chamber Music Festival. Artistic Director

 

Daniel Han

The Philadelphia Orchestra

 

Laura Frautchi

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

New York City Opera Orchestra, Assistant Concertmaster

Intersection

 

Ralph Matson

Utah Symphony, Concertmaster

Peter McGuire

Minnesota Orchestra

Gustavus Adolphus College, faculty

 

Kurt Nikkanen

New York City Ballet Orchestra, Concertmaster

 

Leonid Sigal

Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Concertmaster

University of Hartford, faculty

The Hartt School, faculty

 

Eric Wyrick

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Concertmaster

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Bard Music Festival

 

Elizabeth Zeltser

New York Philharmonic

 

Yulia Ziskel

New York Philharmonic

(New Jersey Symphony)

 

 

Second Violins

 

Marc Ginsberg  - Principal

New York Philharmonic, Principal Second Violin

 

Kimberly Fisher – Co-Principal

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Principal Second Violin

Philadelphia International Music Festival

Temple University, faculty

 

Eva Burmeister

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

(Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra)

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

 

Lisa Kim

New York Philharmonic, Associate Principal Second Violin

Manhattan School of Music, faculty

 

Duoming Ba

New York Philharmonic

 

Gina Dibello

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

(Minnesota Orchestra)

 

Judith Ginsberg

New York Philharmonic

Jessica Guideri

Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Associate Concertmaster

Eastern Music Festival, Associate Concertmaster

 

Jonathan Magness

Minnesota Orchestra, Associate Principal Second Violin

Bravo Music Festival, faculty

 

Yevgenia Strenger

New York City Opera, Concertmaster

 

Na Sun

New York Philharmonic

 

Alisa Wyrick

New York City Opera Orchestra

 

 

Violas

 

Rebecca Young – Principal

New York Philharmonic, Associate Principal

Host of the NY Philharmonic Very Young People’s Concerts

 

Robert Rinehart

New York Philharmonic

Ridge String Quartet

The Curtis Institute, faculty

 

Danielle Farina

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

State University of NY, faculty

 

Mara Gearman

Seattle Symphony, Assistant Principal

Cornish College, faculty

 

Dawn Hannay

New York Philharmonic

 

Vivek Kamath

New York Philharmonic

Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra

The Cleveland Institute of Music, faculty

 

Vincent Lionti

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

(Detroit Symphony Orchestra)

(New York Philharmonic)

 

 

 

Shmuel Katz

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Principal

Orchestra of Saint Luke’s

Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, Principal

 

Rachel Ku

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Marlboro Music Festival

The Curtis Institute, faculty

 

Daniel Reinker

Nashville Symphony, Principal

Vanderbilt University, faculty

Eastern Music Festival, Principal

 

 

Cellos

 

Jerry Grossman – Principal

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Co-Principal

Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School and Festival

 

Peter Wyrick

San Francisco Symphony, Associate Principal Cello

 

Robert Cafaro

The Philadelphia Orchestra

 

Neal Cary

The Richmond Symphony, Principal

Eastern Music Festival, Principal

The College of William & Mary, faculty

 

Ilya Finkelshteyn

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Principal

(Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Principal)

Mostly Mozart Festival, Principal

University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, faculty

 

Steven Honigberg

National Symphony Orchestra

Potomac String Quartet

Phillips Camerata

 

Maria Kitsopoulos

New York Philharmonic

 

Alex Veltman

Philadelphia Orchestra

Philadelphia International Music Festival

Basses

 

Alexander Hanna – Principal

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Principal

(Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Principal)

 

Owen Lee

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Principal

University of Cincinnati, CCM, faculty

Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music, faculty

 

Joseph Campagna

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

 

Leonid Finkelshteyn

The North Carolina Symphony, Principal

Eastern Music Festival, Principal

East Carolina University, faculty

 

Jordan Frazier

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra

American Symphony Orchestra

 

Meredith Johnson

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Principal

Eastern Music Festival

(New World Symphony)

 

Aaron White

Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra

City Music Center at Duqesne University, faculty

 

 

Harps

 

Nancy Allen – Principal

New York Philharmonic, Principal

The Juilliard School, faculty

 

Jessica Zhou

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Principal

New England Conservatory of Music, faculty

Boston University, faculty

Tanglewood Music Center, faculty

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flutes

 

Jeffrey Khaner – Principal

Philadelphia Orchestra, Principal

The Curtis Institute, faculty

Juilliard School, faculty

 

Les Roettges

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Principal

Eastern Music Festival, Principal

 

Nadine Asin

Aspen Music Festival and School, faculty

Bard College Conservatory, faculty

(Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)

 

Stephanie Mortimore

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Principal Piccolo

Grand Teton Music Festival

 

 

Alto Flute

 

Stephanie Mortimore

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Principal Piccolo

Grand Teton Music Festival

 

 

Oboes

 

John Ferrillo – Principal

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Principal

New England Conservatory, faculty

Boston University Tanglewood Institute, faculty

 

Randall Ellis

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Principal

Eatern Music Festival, Principal

 

Pedro Diaz

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Aspen Music Festival

SUNY Stony Brook, faculty

 

 

Piccolo

 

Nadine Asin

Aspen Music Festival and School, faculty

Bard College Conservatory, faculty

(Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)

 

Clarinets

 

Jon Manasse – Principal

Orchestra of Saint Luke’s, Principal

Mostly Mozart Festival, Principal

American Ballet Theater, Principal

 

Daniel Gilbert

CityMusic Cleveland, Principal

(The Cleveland Orchestra)

University of Michigan, faculty

 

James Ognibene

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Verbier Festival

(Charlotte Symphony)

 

Jessica Phillips Rieske

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Rutgers University, Mason Gross School for the Arts, faculty

Columbia University, faculty

 

 

E-flat Clarinet

 

Jessica Phillips

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Rutgers University, Mason Gross School for the Arts, faculty

Columbia University, faculty

 

 

Bass Clarinet

 

James Ognibene

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Verbier Festival

(Charlotte Symphony)

 

 

Bassoons

 

Nancy Goeres – Principal

Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra, Principal

Carnegie Mellon Universtiy, faculty

Aspen Music Festival and School

 

Daniel Shelly

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Acting Principal

New York University, faculty

Settlement Music School of Philadelphia, faculty

 

 

 

 

 

Evan Kuhlmann

Oregon Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Principal

Portland State University, faculty

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

 

Charles McCracken

American Symphony Orchestra, Principal

New York Pops Orchestra

 

 

Contrabassoon

 

Evan Kuhlmann

Oregon Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Principal

Portland State University, faculty

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

 

 

English Horn

 

Pedro Diaz

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Aspen Music Festival

SUNY Stony Brook, faculty

 

 

French Horns

 

John Cerminaro – Principal

(New York Philharmonic, Principal)

(Los Angeles Philharmonic, Principal)

(Aspen Music Festival, Principal)

 

Eric Ralske – Associate Principal

Metropolitan Opera, Principal

(New York Philharmonic)

Juilliard School, faculty

 

Jonathan Karschney

Seattle Symphony,

Assistant Principal

 

Michelle Baker

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Manhattan School of Music, faculty

Round Top Music Festival

 

Howard Wall

New York Philharmonic

(The Philadelphia Orchestra)

New York Chamber Music Festival

 

 

 

Stewart Rose

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Orchestra of Saint Luke’s

New York City Opera Orchestra, Principal

 

Kevin Reid

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Principal

Eastern Music Festival, Principal

 

 

Trumpets

 

David Bilger – Principal

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Principal

The Curtis Institute, faculty

Hugh Hodgson School of Music-

University  of Georgia, faculty

 

James Ross

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

(New York Philharmonic)

(Vancouver Opera Orchestra)

 

Neil Balm

New York City Ballet Orchestra

 

Thomas V. Smith

New York Philharmonic

 

 

Trombones

 

Joseph Alessi –Principal  (Mahler/Ravel)

New York Philharmonic, Principal

The Juilliard School, faculty

Edwards Instrument Artist

 

Ko-ichiro Yamamoto – Principal

Seattle Symphony, Principal

(Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)

Centre City Brass Quintet

 

David Finlayson

New York Philharmonic

 

 

Bass Trombone

 

Denson Paul Pollard

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

The Juilliard School, faculty

Mannes College of Music, faculty

 

 



Tuba

 

Chris Olka

Seattle Symphony

Saito Kinen Orchestra

University of Washington, faculty

 

 


Timpani

 

Jauvon Gilliam

National Symphony Orchestra

University of Maryland, faculty

Cleveland Institute of Music, faculty

 

 

Percussion

 

Chris Deviney – Principal

Philadelphia Orchestra, Principal

(Houston Symphony)

Temple University, faculty

 

Daniel Druckman

New York Philharmonic, Associate Principal

 

David Fein

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Principal

Opera New Jersey

 

Jonathan Haas

American Symphony Orchestra, Principal

American Composers Orchestra

Aspen Music Festival and School, faculty

The Juilliard School, faculty

 

Robert Knopper

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

 

Morris Lang

(New York Philharmonic)

 

Matthew Strauss

Houston Symphony

University of Miami

Texas Music Festival

 

 

Keyboard Instruments

 

Kimberly Russ

Seattle Symphony Orchestra

 

 

Librarian

 

Marc Facci

Tulsa Symphony Orchestra

Eastern Music Festival