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

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 ~ 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
Chang-En Lu
Annetta H. Rosser Chair
Valerie Sanders
Neil Gopal
Elspeth Stalter-Clouse
Tim Kamps
Jon Vriesacker
Katherine Floriano
Laura Burns
Paran Amirinazari
Mary Theodore
Clayton Tillotson
+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
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
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
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
Principal ~ Stephen D. Morton Chair

Librarian

Kathryn Taylor
John & Carolyn Peterson Chair

Personnel Manager

Alexis Carreon

Property Manager

John Straughn

Orchestra Committee

Rolf Wulfsberg
President
Joyce Messer
Vice-President
Lisa Bressler
Secretary
Jennifer Morgan
Treasurer
Joshua Biere
Member-at-Large

+ indicates on leave 2018-19