FEATURED ARTISTS' BIOGRAPHIES

Yulianna Avdeeva
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
Pianist
Joshua Bell
Violinist
Noah Bendix-Balgley
Violinist
Betsy Burleigh
Music Director
Michel Camilo
Philippe Castagner
Tenor
Ye-Eun Choi
Violinist
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
Conductor
Charles Dutoit
Conductor
Till Fellner
Pianist
Hélène Grimaud
Pianist
Stephen Hough
Pianist
Sunhae Im
Stefan Jackiw
Violinist
Mariss Jansons
Conductor
Christoph König
Conductor
Margaret Lattimore
Mezzo-Soprano
Robert Levin
Pianist
Yo-Yo Ma
Cellist
Nicholas McGegan
Conductor
Lucas Meachem
Baritone
Andrey Nemzer
Jessye Norman
Gianandrea Noseda
Conductor
Lisette Oropesa
Soprano
Leif Ove Andsnes
Pianist
Hila Plitmann
Soprano
Pepe Romero
Guitarist
Donald Runnicles
Conductor
Hugh Russell
Baritone
Lisa Saffer
Soprano
Leonard Slatkin
Conductor
Arabella Steinbacher
Violinist
Michael Stern
Conductor
Sanford Sylvan
Baritone
The Tallis Scholars
Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor
Daniil Trifonov
Pianist
Juraj Valcuha
Conductor
Nikolaj Znaider

PSO BIOGRAPHIES             A - C  |  D - F  |  G - I  |  J - L  |  M - O  |  P - R  |  S - V  |  W - Z

A - C
Timothy K. Adams, Jr.
Principal Timpanist
Christopher Allen
Associate Principal Timpanist
Scott Bell
Oboe
Neal Berntsen
Trumpet
Jeremy Black
First Violin
Sarah Brough Blomquist
Second Violin
Jeremy Branson
Associate Principal
Penny Anderson Brill
Viola
Damian Bursill-Hall
Co-Principal Flute
Cynthia Busch
Viola
William Caballero
Principal Horn
Ronald Cantelm
Bass
Andrés Cárdenes
Concertmaster
Tatjana Mead Chamis
Associate Principal Viola
Ellen Chen-Livingston
First Violin
Irene Cheng
First Violin
Rebecca Cherian
Co-Principal Trombone
Sarah Clendenning
First Violin
Jennifer Conner
Flute
Murray Crewe
Principal Bass Trombone
Gail Czajkowski
Cello

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D - F
Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida
Principal Oboe
Carolyn Edwards
Second Violin
Donald H. Evans, Jr.
Associate Principal Bass
Linda Fischer
Second Violin
Alison Peters Fujito
First Violin

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G - I
David Gillis
First Violin
Marylène Gingras-Roy
Viola
Jeffrey Grubbs
Bass
Peter Guild
Bass
Marvin Hamlisch
Principal Pops Conductor
Lorien Benet Hart
Second Violin
Betsy Heston
Assistant Principal Bass
Thomas Hong
Assistant Conductor
Micah B. Howard
Bass
Mark Huggins
Associate Concertmaster
Mikhail Istomin
Cello

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J - L
Hong-Guang Jia
Assistant Concertmaster
Huei-Sheng Kao
Assistant Concertmaster
Holly D. Katz
First Violin
Irvin Kauffman
Principal Fretted Instruments/Assistant Principal Cello Laureate
Randolph Kelly
Principal Viola
Rhian Kenny
Principal Piccolo
Sylvia Kim
Stephen Kostyniak
Associate Principal Horn
Erina Laraby-Goldwasser
Viola
Robert Lauver
Horn
Louis Lev
Associate Principal Second Violin
Michael Lipman
Cello
Charles Lirette
Co-Principal Trumpet
Adam Liu
Assistant Principal Cello
Lawrence Loh
Resident Conductor
Louis Lowenstein
Cello

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M - O
Claudia Mahave
Second Violin
Hampton Mallory
Cello
Lauren Scott Mallory
Cello
John Moore
Bass
Laura Motchalov
Second Violin
James Nova
Trombone
Dennis O'Boyle
Second Violin
Jennifer Orchard
Assistant Principal Second Violin

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P - R
Richard Page
Principal Bass Clarinetist
Philip Pandolfi
Bassoon
Susanne Park
First Violin
David Premo
Associate Principal Cello
Andrew Reamer
Associate Principal Percussion
James Rodgers
Principal Contrabassoonist
Charlotta Klein Ross
Cello
Jennifer Ross
Principal Second Violin
Joseph Rounds
Horn

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S - V
Ron Samuels
Clarinet
Ronald Schneider
Horn
Paul Silver
Viola
Zachary Smith
Assistant Principal Horn
Harold Smoliar
Principal English Horn
Peter Snitkovsky
Second Violin
David Sogg
Co-Principal Bassoon
Peter Sullivan
Principal Trombone
Lawrence J. Tamburri
President and CEO
Albert Tan
Second Violin
Thomas Thompson
Co-Principal Clarinet
Stephanie Tretick
Viola
Jeffrey Turner
Principal Bass
Yuko Uchiyama
Second Violin
Joen Vasquez
Assistant Principal Violist

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W - Z
Rui-Tong Wang
Second Violin
Meng Wang
Viola
Aaron White
Bass
Andrew Wickesberg
Viola
Chad Winkler
Trumpet
Christopher Wu
First Violin
Shanshan Yao
First Violin
Kristina Yoder
First Violin
Isaias Zelkowicz
Viola

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