Conductors & Musicians

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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

Bio

Greg Zelek

Greg Zelek

Principal Organist and Overture Concert Organ Curator

Bio

Kyle Knox

Kyle Knox

Associate Conductor

Bio

Beverly Taylor

Beverly Taylor

Madison Symphony Chorus Director

Bio

Members of the Symphony: 2018–2019

VIOLIN I

  • Naha Greenholtz
    Concertmaster
  • 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
  • TBD – One year (possibly permanent)
    Annetta H. Rosser Chair
  • Valerie Sanders
  • Neil Gopal
  • Elspeth Stalter-Clouse
  • Tim Kamps
  • Jon Vriesacker
  • Katherine Floriano
  • Laura Burns
  • Paran Amirinazari
  • Mary Theodore
  • TBD – One year (possibly permanent)
  • +Beth Larson
  • +Biffa Kwok

VIOLIN II

  • Xavier Pleindoux
    Principal ~ Dr. Stanley & Shirley Inhorn Chair
  • Hillary Hempel
    Assistant Principal
  • Peter Milczky
  • Erica Cross
  • Rolf Wulfsberg
  • Olga Draguieva
  • Kathryn Taylor
  • Wendy Buehl
  • Geri Hamilton
  • Robin Ryan
  • Matthew Dahm
  • Wes Luke
  • TBD (permanent position)
  • Laura Mericle

VIOLA

  • Christopher Dozoryst
    Principal ~ James F. Crow Chair
  • Katrin Talbot
    Assistant Principal
  • Diedre Buckley
  • Renata Hornik
  • Elisabeth Deussen
  • Sharon Tenhundfeld
  • Janse Vincent
  • Jennifer Paulson
  • Marika Fischer Hoyt
  • Davis Perez
  • Cynthia Edwards
  • Ina Georgieva

CELLO

  • Karl Lavine
    Principal ~ Reuhl Family & American Chair
  • TBD
    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
  • Mike Hennessy
  • Vincent Galvan (Fall 2018)
  • +Brian Melk

FLUTE

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

PICCOLO

  • Linda Pereksta

OBOE

  • Marc Fink
    Principal ~ Jim & Cathie Burgess Chair
  • Jennifer Morgan
  • Andrea Gross Hixon

ENGLISH HORN

  • Jennifer Morgan

CLARINET

  • JJ Koh
    Principal
  • Nancy Mackenzie

BASS CLARINET

  • Gregory Smith

BASSOON

  • Cynthia Cameron-Fix
    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

  • Cory Wurtz

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 ~ Wayne Curtis & Maybelle Slavens Hall and Francis Vincent & Lettie von Kalweit Dunnebacke Curatorship

PIANO

  • Daniel Lyons
    Stephen D. Morton Chair

LIBRARIAN

  • Kathryn Taylor
    John & Carolyn Peterson Chair

PERSONNEL MANAGER

  • Alexis Carreon

PROPERTY MANAGER

  • John Straughn

ORCHESTRA COMMITTEE

  • Lisa Bressler
    President
  • Joyce Messer
    Vice-President
  • Rolf Wulfsberg
    Secretary
  • Jennifer Morgan
    Treasurer
  • Renata Hornik
    Member-at-Large

 

+ indicates on leave 2018-19