Musicians

Meet Our Musicians

George Del Gobbo, Music Director and Conductor
Howard Goldstein, Assistant Conductor
Eric ThomasOperations Director


Violin

Kerren Berz – Concertmaster, The Mr. & Mrs. Rick Ussery Chair
Patricio CobosConcertmaster Emeritus, The Mrs. Virginia Norman Chair
Boris AbramovPrincipal 2nd Violin, The Dr. & Mrs. Ken Goldman Chair
Tricia AndersonThe Mrs. Tom B. Black Chair
Ruslan Apostolova The Judy Thomas Chair
Holly Bryan – The Mrs. Barbara Rothschild Chair
Barbara Careaga-Mitchell – The Mr. & Mrs. Gardiner W. Garrard Jr. Chair
Sharon Crane – The Sam & Dusty Wellborn Chair
David EdwardsThe Del Gobbo Family Chair
Elizabeth EhrlichThe Mr. John & Dr. Angela Sims Chair
Howard Goldstein – The Walter Alan Richards Foundation Chair
Anastasia Golovina – The Ms. Betty Auten Chair
Natalya Klenovskaya The Mr. and Mrs. Joey Loudermilk Chair

Patrick Ryan – The Dr. & Mrs. Fred Oehrlein Chair
Weiru ShengThe Mr. & Mrs. Philip M. Adams Chair
Ela Tokarska – The Mr. & Mrs. Wright B. Waddell Chair
Marina Volynets – The Pat D. Daniel & Stephen J. Hodges Chair
Perry Westmoreland – The Ms. Alex Saunders Chair
Lorna WoodThe Dr. & Mrs. Richard Robbins Chair
Tian Xu


Viola

Sarah Chastain – Principal, The Chuck & Arlene Lowery Chair
Miriam Barfield – The Mrs. Margaret O’Neal Lewis Chair
Saskia Chowdhuri – The Dr. Mary W. Schley Chair
Charles Griffin – The CLIBOCA Foundation, Inc. Chair
Anton Jakovcic
Sherrod Mitchell – The Mrs. Gail B. Greenblatt Chair

Cheree Mitchem – The Ms. Rose Steiner Chair
Lenin Pena The Mr. & Mrs. B. Seth Harp Jr. Chair


Violoncello

Erin EllisPrincipal, The John & Sallie Martin Chair
Ismail Akbar – The Mr. & Mrs. James H. Blanchard Chair
Barbara Altman – The Mr. & Mrs. William G. Scrantom Jr. Chair
Ina Apostolova The Mr. & Mrs. W. Michael Ogie Chair

Daniel Holloway – The Mrs. Richard Hallock Chair
Nan Kemberling – The Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Burgin Chair
Robert O’Brien – The Bruce & June Howard Chair
John Rogler
Cynthia Sulko – The Ms. Jane C. Steurer Chair


Double Bass

Jacqueline PickettPrincipal, The Friend of the Symphony Chair
Christina Caterino Ottaviano – The Ben & Shirley Moon Chair
Emory Clements The Dr. Gavin Spence Chair
Alex Mayweather – The Ms. Polly C. Miller Chair
Matthew Nelson
Vadim Volynets


 Flute

Jim ZellersPrincipal, The Dr. & Mrs. Edward B. Kinner Chair
Erica Bass Pirtle – The Dr. Catalina Aranas Chair
Jeana Melilli – Piccolo, The Mr. & Mrs. John W. Walden Jr. Chair


Oboe

Erica HowardPrincipal, The Marleen & Marc Olivie Chair
Barbara Cook – The Mrs. Pamela Harmann Page & Dr. Edwin L. Page Chair
Susan Tomkiewicz – Acting English horn, The Jack & JoRhee Pezold Chair


Clarinet

David OdomPrincipal, The Mr. William B. Turner Chair
Sandra Wade – The Dr. Christine Senn & Dr. Jeff Kingsley Chair


Bass Clarinet

Staci Culbreth – The Dr. & Mrs. Jack Lawler Chair


Bassoon

Stephanie Patterson – Principal, The Saint Elmo Chair
Traian Sturza – The Nina & Jerry Elmore Chair


Contra Bassoon

John Grove – The Dr. & Mrs. Spencer Garrard Chair


Horn

Adam PandolfiPrincipal, The Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Patton Chair
Anna Dodd – The Columbus Marriott Chair
Mike Daly – The Mr. & Mrs. D. Clyde Fountain Chair
Jason Eklund – The Mrs. Marie Moshell Chair


Trumpet

Kevin LyonsPrincipal, The Mr. Steve Sawyer Chair
Tao Ge – The Mr. & Mrs. Jim Sigmund Chair


Trombone

Ed NicholsonActing Principal, The J.W. & Ethel I. Woodruff Foundation Chair
Marc Boehm – Acting Second, The Bill & Zada Feighner Chair


Bass Trombone

Richard Brady The Mrs. Babette Rothschild Chair


Tuba

Donald StrandPrincipal, The Jane & Jack Goldfrank Chair


Timpani

David MorrisPrincipal, The Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Feighner Jr. Chair


Percussion

Courtney McDonaldPrincipal
Karen Hunt – The Otis & Eleanor Burnham Chair
Lisa Morris


Harp

Susan BradyPrincipal, The Mrs. Ethel W. Foley Chair


Keyboard

Janie Lee BullockPrincipal, The Mr. & Mrs. Ray Crowley Chair


The Columbus Symphony Orchestra uses the revolving seating method for section string players who are listed alphabetically in the roster.

Emeritus Members of the Orchestra

Betty Anne DiazPrincipal Keyboard
Manuel DiazPrincipal Viola
James TaylorPrincipal Trumpet

 

 

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