Musicians

Did you know that the Charlotte Symphony is the largest employer of individual artists in our community? We employ more than 100 professional musicians each year with 62 individuals on full-time contracts. Did you know that more than half of our musicians are also educators throughout the region and many volunteer their time participating in education, outreach, and community engagement programs? Get to know the musicians who live, work, and play in our community.

FIRST VIOLINS
Calin Ovidiu Lupanu Concertmaster
Joseph Meyer Associate Concertmaster
Kari Giles Assistant Concertmaster
Ernest Pereira
Susan Blumberg
Jane Hart Brendle
Emily Chatham
Tara Fensom
Martha Koljonen
Judith Ledbetter
Elizabeth Pistolesi
Ellyn Stuart
Jenny Topilow
SECOND VIOLINS
Oliver Kot Principal
Kathleen Jarrell Assistant Principal
Carlos Tarazona
Monica Boboc
Tatiana Karpova
Martha Geissler
Margie Sakira Harley
 
VIOLAS
Benjamin Geller Principal
Sacha Barlow Assistant Principal
Ellen Ferdon
Cynthia Frank
Nancy Marsh Levine
Viara Stefanova
Ning Zhao
CELLOS
Alan Black Principal
Jonathan Lewis Assistant Principal
Marlene Ballena
Susan Davis
Sarah Markle
Deborah Kauffman Mishoe
Janis Nilsen
DOUBLE BASSES
Kurt Riecken Principal
Michael Mosley Co-Principal
Jeffrey Ferdon
Peter Duca

Felicia Sink
HARP
Andrea Mumm Principal
FLUTES
Amy Orsinger Whitehead Acting Principal
Jennifer Dior
Erinn Frechette
PICCOLO
Erinn Frechette
OBOES
Hollis Ulaky Principal
Erica Cice
Terry Maskin
ENGLISH HORN
Terry Maskin
CLARINETS
Eugene Kavadlo Principal
E-FLAT CLARINET
Drucilla DeVan
BASS CLARINET
Allan Rosenfeld
BASSOONS
Mary Beth Griglak Principal
Joshua Hood
Lori Tiberio
CONTRABASSOON
Lori Tiberio
HORNS
Frank Portone Principal
Byron Johns
Robert Rydel
Richard Goldfaden 
Andrew Fierova 
TRUMPETS
John Parker Principal
Tristan Clarke
Richard Harris Associate Principal
TROMBONES
John Bartlett Principal
Thomas Burge
BASS TROMBONE
Scott Hartman Principal
TUBA
Aubrey Foard Principal
TIMPANI
Leonardo Soto Principal
PERCUSSION
Rick Dior, Acting Principal

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