Orchestra

An all-star cast of the best musicians from across the continent, the Sun Valley Music Festival orchestra is comprised of over 100 musicians from major orchestras throughout the United States and Canada. Most musicians return year after year to perform, many bringing their families and friends to enjoy the natural beauty and welcoming communities of Sun Valley.

Jeremy Constant, Concertmaster Assistant Concertmaster, San Francisco Symphony
Juliana Athayde, Assistant Concertmaster Concertmaster, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Kristin Ahlstrom Associate Principal Second Violin, St. Louis Symphony
Daniel Banner Substitute Musician, San Francisco Symphony
James Dahlgren Concertmaster, Real Filharmonia de Galicia
Filip Fenrych Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Vivek Jayaraman The Florida Orchestra
Rudolph Kremer Head of Upper Strings, Sun Valley Music Festival Music Institute, Year-Round Programs
Gabriel Lefkowitz Concertmaster, Louisville Orchestra
Milana Elise Reiche Minnesota Orchestra
Misha Rosenker Des Moines Symphony
Erin Schreiber St. Louis Symphony
Peter Seminovs Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Sylvia VerMeulen Houston Grand Opera/Ballet Orchestras
Perrin Yang Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Polina Sedukh, Principal San Francisco Symphony
Amy Glidden, Assistant Principal Associate Concertmaster, Buffalo Philharmonic
Cynthia Brown Freelance Musician, St. Louis
Sarah Clendenning Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Rebecca Corruccini Minnesota Orchestra
Elizabeth Field Concertmaster, Bethlehem Bach
Claude Halter Principal Second Violin, Utah Symphony
Mayumi Masri Assistant Concertmaster, Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Julia Noone Assistant Concertmaster, Louisville Orchestra
Mark Paxson Portland (ME) Symphony Orchestra
Adrienne Sengpiehl Freelance Musician, San Francisco
Tarn Travers Professor, DePauw University School of Music
Shawn Weil St. Louis Symphony
Alicia Yang Freelance Musician, San Francisco
Adam Smyla, Principal San Francisco Symphony
Joen Vasquez, Assistant Principal Assistant Principal Viola, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Deanna Badizadegan Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (one year position)
Laurel Borden Freelance Musician, Tampa Bay Area
Allyson Dawkins Principal Viola, San Antonio Symphony
Bryan Florence Freelance Musician
David Gaudry San Francisco Symphony
Marylène Gingras-Roy Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Rémi Pelletier New York Philharmonic
Elizabeth Prior New Century Chamber Orchestra
Cassandra Lynne Richburg New Century Chamber Orchestra
Ann Roggen Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Uri Wassertzug Kennedy Center/Washington National Opera Orchestra
Amos Yang, Principal Assistant Principal Cello, San Francisco Symphony
David Premo, Assistant Principal Associate Principal Cello, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Richard Andaya Substitute/Extra Cello, San Francisco Symphony
Lena Bonhorst Andaya Principal Cello, Sacramento Opera
Alexander East Assistant Principal Cello, Kansas City Symphony
Eric Gaenslen Freelance Musician, San Francisco Bay Area
Una Gong Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Anne Lee Utah Symphony
Si-Yan Darren Li Faculty, Cleveland Institute of Music
Bjorn Ranheim St.Louis Symphony
Louis-Philippe Robillard Utah Symphony
Ellen Sanders String Department Chair, Sun Valley Music Festival Music Institute, Year-Round Programs
Stephen Tramontozzi, Principal Assistant Principal Bass, San Francisco Symphony
Jeremy Kurtz-Harris, Assistant Principal Principal Bass, San Diego Symphony
Andy Butler Principal Bass, Opera San Jose
Bill Everett Principal Bass, Symphony Silicon Valley
Joseph Kaufman Assistant Principal Bass, Seattle Symphony
Patrick Klobas Marin Symphony
Raymond Vargas Freelance Musician, San Francisco
Susan Wulff Associate Principal Bass, San Diego Symphony
Linda Lukas, Principal San Francisco Symphony
Catherine Payne San Francisco Symphony
Andrea Kaplan Associate Principal Flute, St. Louis Symphony
Ann Choomack St. Louis Symphony
Melanie Keller Principal, Vallejo Symphony
Erik Behr, Principal Principal Oboe, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Jason Sudduth Freelance Musician, East Coast
Cally Banham St. Louis Symphony
Gina Ford Principal Oboe, Dallas Opera
Jason Shafer, Principal Principal Clarinet, Denver Symphony
Ben Freimuth Acting Associate Principal/E flat Clarinet: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Susan Warner Assistant Principal Clarinet, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Jerome Simas Bass Clarinet, San Francisco Symphony
Roman Fukshansky Principal Clarinet, Berkeley
David Henderson, Principal Freelance Musician, San Francisco Bay Area
Kevin Stewart Freelance Musician, San Francisco Bay Area
Bill Aron Principal Alto Saxophone, Golden Gate Park Band
Andrew Cuneo, Principal Principal Bassoon, Saint Louis Symphony
Tariq Masri Principal Bassoon, Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Karl Vilcins Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
William VerMeulen, Principal Principal Horn, Houston Symphony Orchestra
Christopher Dwyer St. Louis Symphony
Tod Bowermaster St. Louis Symphony
Brian Thomas Houston Symphony Orchestra
Jesse Clevenger Houston Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas Hartman Toronto Symphony Orchestra
David Griffin Chicago Symphony Orchestra
W. Peter Kurau Principal Horn, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Brian Mangrum Principal Horn, Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Dominic Rotella Principal Horn, Richmond Symphony
Ryan Little Principal Horn, Naples Philharmonic
Andrew McCandless, Principal Principal Trumpet, Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Michael Tiscione Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Karen Donnelly Principal Trumpet, Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra
Jeff Biancalana San Francisco Symphony
Anthony DiLorenzo The City Center Brass Quintet
Douglas Carlsen Associate Principal Trumpet, Minnesota Orchestra
Steven Woomert Associate Principal Trumpet, Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Micah Wilkinson Principal Trumpet, Pittsburgh Symphony
Aaron Schuman Associate Principal Trumpet, San Francisco Symphony
Gordon Wolfe, Principal Principal Trombone, Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Douglas Rosenthal  Assistant Principal Trombone, Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra
Darren McHenry Principal Bass Trombone, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Timothy Higgins Principal Trombone, San Francisco Symphony
Michael Maier Principal Trombone, Hawaii Symphony
Peter Wahrhaftig, Principal Principal Tuba, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
Alex Orfaly, Principal Freelance Musician, San Francisco Bay Area
Alex Wadner Acting Principal Timpani, Chattanooga Symphony and Opera
Marc Damoulakis, Principal Principal Percussion, The Cleveland Orchestra
Charles Settle Principal Percussion, Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Joseph Tompkins Faculty, Rutgers University
Ian Ding Freelance Musician, Chicago
Chris Riggs Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
James Ritchie Assistant Principal Timpani/Percussion, Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Matthew Decker Assistant Principal Timpani/Percussion, Seattle Symphony
Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton, Principal Principal Harp, Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Katherine Ventura Freelance Musician, Chicago
Peter Henderson, Principal Artist in Residence, Maryville University
Edna Koren Private studio piano instructor
Charles Rus, Principal Music Director, St Andrew’s by-the Sea Episcopal Church, San Diego
Katherine Heater, Principal Early keyboard performer and teacher, San Francisco Bay Area
Mark Hilliard Wilson, Principal Guitar Orchestra of Seattle