2022-23 Directors and Guest Artists

Announcing our roster of world-class conductors, mentors, and fellows for our 2022-2023 season!

USC
Thornton School

California Young
Artists Symphony

Los Angeles
Philharmonic

New York
Met Opera

Orchestra Roster

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

Piccolo Flute
Chloe Drescher

Marcos Ramirez

Oboe
Noah Breneman (Principal)
Monica Song
Lauren Breen
Bobby Nunes
Tina Shigeyama
Anne Pinkerton

English Horn
Noah Breneman
Bobby Nunes

Clarinet
Jacob Freiman (Principal)
Besnik Abrashi
Ednaldo Jose dos Santos Alves
Darren Liou
Sarra Hey-Folick

Eb Clarinet
OPEN

Bass Clarinet
Besnik Abrashi

Darren Liou

Bassoon
Matthew Rasmussen (Principal)
Zane Marquez
Corey Castillo

Contrabassoon
OPEN

French Horn
Rachel Lauson (Principal)
Avery Jett
Aiman Khan
Daniel Ward
Daniel Ota
Caleb Durant
Gloria Aranda
Josh Olson

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

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

Bass Trombone
Charles Johnson

Tuba
Diego Stine (Principal)
Derek Zimmerman

Percussion
Austin Cernosek (Principal)
Nicholas Bonanno
Preston Spisak
Sean Yan
Justin Ochoa
Anna Dunford

Harp
Kaitlin Miller

Paulina Delgadillo

Piano
OPEN

Organ
OPEN

Violin
Ezra Shcolnik (Concertmaster)
Ariana O’Connell (Associate Concertmaster)
Michael Freed (Associate Principal Second)
Kristina Tsanova (Associate Principal Second)
Dmitrii Tabala
Lina Saleh
Janice Hu
Nathan Nguyen
Skyler Lee
Mia Eddy
Gabrielle Gans
Cansu Ozyurek
Rose Anderson
Bryan Huang
Angela Eddy
Karl Baumgartner

Viola
OPEN (Principal)
Leonardo Santi (Associate Principal)
Cam Audras
Daisy Swanson
Esra Irena Arin
Lorenna Garcia
Allison Pine
Sogol Aliabadi
Simiao Xiao
Luigi Ito

Cello
Jonathan Lin (Principal)
Joel Shimada (Associate Principal)
Madelynn Bolin
Hao Hsuan Yen
Eva Tseitlin
Pablo Elizalde
Griblas Brian Almeida Lizama
Karen Cristina Carvalho Dos Santos
Benz Marston
Magdaline Kovalchuk
Naomi Bernardino
Naomi Gans

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