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The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

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  • ** Principal
  • * Assistant principal
  • + On one-year leave of absence

Musicians of The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

Philippe Auguin,
General Music Director
Heinz Fricke,
Music Director Emeritus
Jay Crowder,
Music Director
Musical Theater
Film and Television

Violin I

  • Oleg Rylatko, Concertmaster
  • Eric Lee, Associate Concertmaster
  • Ko Sugiyama,Assistant Concertmaster
  • Zinoviy Bogachek
  • Joan Cataldo
  • Jennifer Kim
  • Michelle Kim
  • Karen Lowry-Tucker
  • Susan Midkiff
  • Margaret Thomas

Violin II

  • Julia Grueninger**
  • Najin Kim*
  • Richard Chang
  • Xi Chen
  • Jessica Fan
  • Martha Kaufman
  • Tim Macek
  • Victoria Noyes

Viola

  • Shelley Coss**
  • Position Vacant*
  • Philippe Chao
  • Leon Neal
  • Elizabeth Pulju-Owen
  • Uri Wassertzug

Cello

  • Amy Frost Baumgarten**
  • Elizabeth Davis*
  • Ignacio Alcover
  • Tim Butler
  • Kristen Wojcik
  • Igor Zubkovsky

Bass

  • Robert D’Imperio**
  • Frank Carnovale*
  • Position Vacant

Flute

  • Adria Sternstein Foster**
  • Stephani Stang*
  • John Lagerquist

Piccolo

  • John Lagerquist

Oboe

  • Igor Leschishin**
  • Carole Libelo*
  • Kathleen Golding

English Horn

  • Carole Libelo*

Clarinet

  • David Jones**
  • Lora Ferguson*
  • Ashley Booher

Eb Clarinet

  • Lora Ferguson*

Bass Clarinet

  • Ashley Booher

Bassoon

  • Donald Shore**
  • Chris Jewell*
  • Samuel Blair

Contrabassoon

  • Samuel Blair

Horn

  • Position Vacant**
  • John Peiffer*
  • Robert Odmark
  • Peter de Boor
  • Geoffrey Pilkington

Trumpet

  • Timothy White**
  • Chris Tranchitella*
  • Michael Rossi

Trombone

  • Lee Rogers**
  • Douglas Rosenthal*
  • Stephen Dunkel

Bass Trombone

  • Stephen Dunkel

Tuba

  • Michael Bunn**

Timpani

  • Jonathan Rance**
  • Gregory Akagi*

Percussion

  • John Spirtas**
  • Gregory Akagi

Harp

  • Susan Robinson**

Musical Theater Orchestra

  • Fred Irby III**, Trumpet

Administration

  • Kristy J. Dolbeare, Orchestra Manager
  • Susan Kelly, Librarian