2023-24 Directors and Guest Artists

Announcing our roster of world-class conductors, mentors, and fellows.

New York
Met Opera

UCLA
Herb Alpert School

California Young
Artists Symphony

 2023-24 Orchestra Roster

Flute
Sergio Miragliotta (Principal)
Elvin Schlanger (Associate Principal)
Chloe Descher
Marcos Ramirez

Piccolo Flute
Chloe Descher

Marcos Ramirez

Oboe
Lauren Breen (Principal)
Tina Shigeyama
Adam Frary
Neil Cole

English Horn
Tina Shigeyama
Adam Frary

Clarinet
Jacob Freiman (Principal)
Besnik Abrashi
Ednaldo Jose dos Santos Alves
Darren Liou

Eb Clarinet
Ednaldo Jose dos Santos Alves

Bass Clarinet
Besnik Abrashi

Darren Liou

Bassoon
Matthew Rasmussen (Principal)
Benamin Richard
Taki Salameh
Adam Moss

Contrabassoon
Taki Salameh

French Horn
Rachel Lauson (Principal)
Vision Wealth Principal French Horn Chair
Avery Jett
Jean Smith (Associate Principal)
Steven Phan
Daniel Ward
Lauren Goff
Evelyn Webber
Gloria Aranda
Franciszek Krupa
Josh Olson

Trumpet
Svend Lykkegaard (Principal)
Christian Winkle Principal Trumpet Chair
Richard Francisco
Jorge Araujo Felix
Carlos Gonzalez
Wellington Lima

Trombone
Spencer Schaffer (Principal)
Gracie Potter
Alex Melzer
Nathan Culcasi

Bass Trombone
Charles Johnson

Tuba
Derek Zimmerman (Principal)
Diego Stine

Percussion
Austin Cernosek (Principal)
Preston Spisak (Associate Principal)
Lisandro Atencio
Viraj Sonawala
Leigh Wilson

Harp
Kaitlin Miller

Paulina Delgadillo

Piano
OPEN

Organ
OPEN


Violin
Ezra Shcolnik (Concertmaster)
Colburn Foundation Concertmaster Chair
Ariana O’Connell (Associate Concertmaster)
The Eddy Family Trust Associate Concertmaster Chair
Michael Freed (Principal Second)
TO Arts Principal Second Violin Chair
Cole Perez (Associate Principal Second)
Janice Hu
Lina Saleh
Nathan Nguyen
Sarah Beth Overcash
Mana Tatsuki
Mia Eddy
Becca Beerstein
Sophia Shih
Bryan Huang
Angela Eddy

Alisa Luera
Nathan Robinson
Joshua de Senna
Rose Anderson
Sofia Tseitlin
Jack Sugimoto
Karl Baumgartner

Viola
Cam Audras (Principal)
Eleos Music Principal Viola Chair
Hope Hyink
Esra Irena Arin
Simiao Xiao
Sogol Aliabadi
Luigi Ito

Cello
Jonathan Lin (Principal)
California Institute of Music Principal Cello Chair
Griblas Brian Almeida Lizama (Associate Principal)
Eva Tseitlin

Hao Hsuan Yen
Karen Cristina Carvalho Dos Santos
Benz Marston
Magdaline Kovalchuk
Theodore Hom
Edward Li
Naomi Bernardino

Contrabass
Lucas d’Almeida (Principal)
Aidan Neuman (Associate Principal)
Zachary Pickens