Meet Our Musicians

Get to know the Charlotte Symphony musicians, 59 professionals who live and work in the Charlotte community.

FIRST VIOLINS
Calin Ovidiu Lupanu Concertmaster
Joseph Meyer Associate Concertmaster
Kari Giles Assistant Concertmaster
Ernest Pereira
Susan Blumberg
Jane Hart Brendle
Emily Chatham
Dima Dimitrova
Tara Fensom (on leave)
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
Sakira Harley

 
VIOLAS
Benjamin Geller Principal
Ning Zhao Acting Assistant Principal
Ellen Ferdon
Cynthia Frank
Nancy Marsh Levine
Viara Stefanova
CELLOS
Alan Black Principal
Jonathan Lewis Assistant Principal
Marlene Ballena
Jeremy Lamb
Sarah Markle
Janis Nilsen
DOUBLE BASSES
Kurt Riecken Principal
Jeffrey Ferdon
Peter Duca
Jason McNeel
HARP
Andrea Mumm Principal
FLUTES
Victor Wang Principal
Amy Orsinger Whitehead
Erinn Frechette


PICCOLO
Erinn Frechette
OBOES
Hollis Ulaky Principal
Erica Cice
Terry Maskin


ENGLISH HORN
Terry Maskin
CLARINETS
Eugene Kavadlo Principal
Samuel Sparrow
Allan Rosenfeld

E-FLAT CLARINET
Samuel Sparrow

BASS CLARINET
Allan Rosenfeld
BASSOONS
Joshua Hood
Hunter Gordon
Lori Tiberio


CONTRABASSOON
Lori Tiberio
HORNS
Frank Portone Principal
Byron Johns
Robert Rydel
Richard Goldfaden 
Andrew Fierova 
TRUMPETS
Austin Williams Acting Principal
Richard Harris Acting Principal (on leave)
Jonathan Kaplan
TROMBONES
John Bartlett Principal
Thomas Burge
BASS TROMBONE
Scott Hartman Principal
TUBA
Aubrey Foard Principal
TIMPANI
Leonardo Soto Principal
PERCUSSION
Brice Burton Principal

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