Conductors & Musicians

Meet
our artists…

Conductors & Musicians

The Madison Symphony Orchestra is a fully orchestrated, professional ensemble comprised of 91 contracted musicians. These artists are the lifeblood of our organization and bring you the high-quality, impassioned performances you’ve come to expect from us.

John DeMain

John DeMain

Music Director

Greg Zelek

Greg Zelek

Principal Organist and Overture Concert Organ Curator

Kyle Knox

Kyle Knox

Associate Conductor

Beverly Taylor

Beverly Taylor

Madison Symphony Chorus Director

Members of the Symphony: 2020-2021

Violin I

Naha Greenholtz
Concertmaster ~ William and Joyce Wartmann Chair
Suzanne Beia
Co-Concertmaster ~ Steinhauer Charitable Trust Chair
Leanne Kelso League
Associate Concertmaster ~ George & Candy Gialamas Chair
Huy Luu
Associate Concertmaster
Olga Pomolova
Assistant Concertmaster ~ Endowed by an Anonymous Friend
TBA
Annetta H. Rosser Chair
TBA
Neil Gopal
Elspeth Stalter-Clouse
Tim Kamps
Jon Vriesacker
Katherine Floriano
Laura Burns
Paran Amirinazari
Mary Theodore
TBA

Violin II

Xavier Pleindoux
Principal ~ Dr. Stanley & Shirley Inhorn Chair
Hillary Hempel
Assistant Principal ~ Elyn L. Williams Chair
Peter Milczky
TBA (one-year position)
Rolf Wulfsberg
Olga Draguieva
Kathryn Taylor
Wendy Buehl
Geri Hamilton
Robin Ryan
Matthew Dahm
Wes Luke
Chang-En Lu
Laura Mericle
+Erica Cross

Viola

Christopher Dozoryst
Principal ~ James F. Crow Chair
Katrin Talbot
Assistant Principal
Diedre Buckley
Renata Hornik
Elisabeth Deussen
TBA
Janse Vincent

Jennifer Paulson
Marika Fischer Hoyt
Davis Perez
Ina Georgieva
Marie Pauls
+ Cynthia Edwards

Cello

Karl Lavine
Principal ~ Reuhl Family Chair
Mark Bridges
Assistant Principal
Karen Cornelius
Lindsey Crabb
Jordan Allen
Margaret Townsend
Lisa Bressler
Laurie Riss
Derek Handley
Adam Ayers

Bass

David Scholl
Principal
Robert Rickman
Assistant Principal
Carl Davick
Tom Mohs Chair
Zachary Betz
Jeff Takaki
August Jirovec
Isaac Polinsky
Mike Hennessy

 

Flute

Stephanie Jutt
Principal ~ Terry Family Foundation Chair
Elizabeth Marshall
Linda Pereksta

Piccolo

Linda Pereksta

Oboe

Marc Fink
Principal ~ Jim & Cathie Burgess Chair
Andrea Gross Hixon
Lindsay Flowers

English Horn

Lindsay Flowers

Clarinet

JJ Koh
Principal
Nancy Mackenzie

Bass Clarinet

Gregory Smith

Bassoon

Cynthia Cameron
Principal
Amanda Szczys
Carol Rosing

Contrabassoon

Carol Rosing

Horn

Linda Kimball
Principal ~ Steve & Marianne Schlecht Chair
Ricardo Almeida
Michael Szczys
William Muir
Anne Aley

Trumpet

John Aley
Principal ~ Marilynn G. Thompson Chair
Frank Hanson
David Cooper

Trombone

Joyce Messer
Principal ~ Fred & Mary Mohs Chair
Benjamin Skroch

Bass Trombone

TBA

Tuba

Joshua Biere
Principal

Timpani

John Jutsum
Principal ~ Eugenie Mayer Bolz Foundation Chair

Percussion

Anthony DiSanza
Principal ~ JoAnn Six Plesko & E.J. Plesko Chair
Richard Morgan
Nicholas Bonaccio

Harp

Johanna Wienholts
Principal ~ Endowed by an Anonymous Friend

Organ

Greg Zelek
Principal ~ The Elaine and Nicholas Mischler Curatorship

Piano

Daniel Lyons
Principal ~ Stephen D. Morton Chair

Librarian

Kathryn Taylor
John & Carolyn Peterson Chair

Personnel Manager

Alexis Carreon

Property Manager

John Straughn

Orchestra Committee

Lisa Bressler
Chair
Jeff Takaki
Vice-Chair
Rolf Wulfsberg
Secretary
Mark Bridges
Treasurer
Joshua Biere
Member-at-Large

+ indicates on leave 2019-20