Who We Are

Meet the Musicians

Symphony Leadership

Steven Smith, Music Director & Lewis T. Booker Music Director Chair
Keitaro Harada, Jack and Mary Ann Frable Associate Conductor Chair
Erin R. Freeman, Director of the Richmond Symphony Chorus & James Erb Choral Chair

Musicians

VIOLIN

Daisuke Yamamoto, Concertmaster

Adrian Pintea, Assistant Concertmaster

Ellen Cockerham, Principal Second Violin

Catherine Hubert Foster, Assistant Principal Second Violin

Alana Carithers

Catherine Cary

Sonya Chung

Jill Foster

Justin Gopal

Alison Hall

Margie Heath

Jeannette Jang

Timothy Judd

Susanna Klein

Stacy Markowitz

Anna Rogers

Susan Spafford

Jocelyn Adelman Vorenberg

Ross Monroe Winter

Susy Yim

 

VIOLA

Molly Sharp, Principal, The Mary Anne Rennolds Chair

Kimberly Sparr, Assistant Principal ◆

Esther Nahm, Assistant Principal

Zsuzsanna Emödi

Elizabeth Gopal

Wayne Graham

Stephen Schmidt

Jocelyn Smith

Joseph Wargo

 

CELLO

Neal Cary, Principal

Jason McComb, Assistant Principal, RSOL Chair

William Comita ◆

Barbara Gaden

Adrienne Gifford-Yang

Peter Greydanus

Ryan Lannan

Alyssa Moquin

 

DOUBLE BASS

Paul A. Bedell, Principal

Rumano Solano, Assistant Principal

Kelly Ali

Fred Dole

Peter Spaar

 

FLUTE

Mary Boodell, Principal

Jennifer Debiec Lawson, Assistant Principal

Ann Choomack ◆

Elena Yakovleva

 

PICCOLO

Ann Choomack ◆

Elena Yakovleva

 

OBOE

Gustav Highstein, Principal

Shawn Welk, Assistant Principal

 

ENGLISH HORN

Shawn Welk, Principal

 

CLARINET

Ralph Skiano, Principal ◆

Jared Davis, Principal

Samuel Rothstein, Assistant Principal

 

E-FLAT CLARINET

Jared Davis, Principal ◆

Samuel Rothstein, Principal

 

BASS CLARINET

Samuel Rothstein

 

BASSOON

Thomas Schneider, Principal, The Jonathan Friedman Chair

Martin Gordon, Assistant Principal

 

CONTRABASSOON

Matthew Harvell

 

HORN

James Ferree, Principal

Roger Novak, Assistant Principal

Joy Branagan

 

TRUMPET

Rolla Durham, Principal

Brian Strawley, Assistant Principal

Mary Bowden

 

TROMBONE

John Sipher, Principal

Scott Winger

 

BASS TROMBONE

Scott Cochran

 

TUBA

Richard Serpa, Principal

 

TIMPANI

Jim Jacobson, Principal

 

PERCUSSION

Clifton Hardison, Principal

Robert Jenkins

David Foster

 

HARP

Lynette Wardle, Principal

 

PIANO & CELESTE

Russell Wilson, Principal, Quincy & Anne Owen Cole Chair

◆ on leave of absence