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 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
Evelyn Blalock In Memoriam
Susan Blumberg
Jane Hart Brendle
Emily Chatham
Tara Fensom
Martha Koljonen
Judith Ledbetter

Elizabeth Pistolesi
Ellyn Stuart
Jenny Topilow
SECOND VIOLINS
Kathleen Jarrell Acting Principal
Carlos Tarazona Acting Assistant Principal
Monica Boboc
Martha Geissler
Tatiana Karpova
 
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
Joy Payton-Stevens Leave of Absence
DOUBLE BASSES
Jeffrey Ferdon Acting Principal
Michael Mosley Co-Principal
Peter Duca
Felicia Sink
HARP
Andrea Mumm Principal
FLUTES
Elizabeth Landon 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
Drucilla DeVan
Allan Rosenfeld
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
Andrew Fierova Acting Second Horn
Robert Rydel
Richard Goldfaden 
TRUMPETS
John Parker Principal
Richard Harris Associate Principal
TROMBONES
John Bartlett Principal
Thomas Burge
BASS TROMBONE
Scott Hartman Principal
TUBA
Aubrey Foard Principal
TIMPANI
Leonardo Soto Principal
PERCUSSION
Peyton Becton Principal

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