Musicians

Meet Our Musicians

George Del Gobbo, Music Director and Conductor
The Dr. and Mrs. Steven Leichter Chair

Howard Goldstein, Assistant Conductor

Violin

Kerren Berz, Concertmaster The Mr. & Mrs. Rick Ussery Chair
Boris Abramov, Principal 2nd Violin  The Dr. & Mrs. Ken Goldman Chair
Tricia Anderson  The Mrs. Tom B. Black Chair
Ruslan Apostolov
William Bontempo

Holly Bryan  The Mrs. Barbara Rothschild Chair
Barbara Careaga-Mitchell  The Mr. & Mrs. Gardiner W. Garrard Jr. Chair
Sharon Crane
David Edwards  The Del Gobbo Family Chair
Elizabeth Ehrlich  The Mr. John & Dr. Angela Sims Chair
Howard Goldstein  The Walter Alan Richards Foundation Chair
Anastasia Golovina • The Ms. Betty Auten Chair
Anna Gripkova
Natalya Klenovskaya •
 The Mr. and Mrs. Joey Loudermilk Chair

Patrick Ryan
Megan Sahely

Weiru Sheng  The 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 Mrs. C. Alex Saunders Chair
Lorna Wood  The Dr. & Mrs. Richard Robbins Chair
Tian Xu Watson  The Dr. & Mrs. Pravinchandra Patel Chair

Viola

Sarah Chastain, Principal  The Chuck & Arlene Lowery Chair
Josiah Coe, Assistant Principal

Miriam Barfield • The Mr. & Mrs. Clifford J. Swift III Chair
Saskia Chowdhuri • The Dr. Mary W. Schley Chair
Elizabeth Hostetter • The Ms. Rose Steiner Chair

Anton Jakovcic  The Mrs. Gail B. Greenblatt Chair
Katrin Meidell
Lenin Pena •
 The Mr. & Mrs. B. Seth Harp Jr. Chair
Meghan Yost

Violoncello

Hilary Glen, Interim Principal  The Dr. & Mrs. Kendall Handy Chair
Ismail Akbar • The Mr. & Mrs. James H. Blanchard Chair
Barbara Altman  The Mr. William G. Scrantom Jr. Chair
Daniel Holloway  The Mrs. Richard Hallock Chair

Robert O’Brien • The Bruce & June Howard Chair
Ina Petkova-Apostolova • The Mr. & Mrs. W. Michael Ogie Chair
Jonathan Simmons  The Mrs. Charles W. Burgin Chair

Cynthia Sulko  The Ms. Jane C. Steurer Chair

Double Bass

Jacqueline Pickett, Principal  The John & Sallie Martin Chair
Adam Bernstein
Emory Clements

Alex Mayweather
Christina Ottaviano • The Ben & Shirley Moon Chair

Vadim Volynets

Flute

Jim ZellersPrincipal  The Dr. & Mrs. Edward B. Kinner Chair
Erica Bass Pirtle  The Dr. Catalina Aranas Chair
Jeana Melilli, Third Flute/Asst. Principal  The Mr. & Mrs. John W. Walden Jr. Chair

Piccolo

Jeana Melilli  The Mr. & Mrs. John W. Walden Jr. Chair
Erica Bass Pirtle  The Dr. Catalina Aranas Chair

Oboe

Erica Howard, Principal  The Jack & JoRhee Pezold Chair
Barbara Cook  The Mrs. Pamela Harmann Page & Dr. Edwin L. Page Chair
Susan Tomkiewicz, Interim Third/Asst. Principal • The Mr. William & Dr. Bonnie Ellis Chair

English Horn

Susan Tomkiewicz, Interim  The Mr. William & Dr. Bonnie Ellis Chair

Clarinet

David Odom, Principal  The Turner Family Chair
Sandra Wade
Staci Culbreth  The Mrs. Jack Lawler Chair

Bass Clarinet

Staci Culbreth  The Mrs. Jack Lawler Chair

Bassoon

Stephanie Patterson, Principal
Traian Sturza  The Nina & Jerry Elmore Chair
John Grove  The Dr. & Mrs. Spencer Garrard Chair

Contra Bassoon

John Grove  The Dr. & Mrs. Spencer Garrard Chair

Horn

Adam Pandolfi, Principal  The Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Patton Chair
Julia Gerhardt  The Mr. and Mrs. James Dudley
Alex Depew
Jason Eklund
Camron Bryant, 
Assistant

Trumpet

Kevin Lyons, Principal  The Mr. Steve Sawyer Chair
Tao Ge  The Andres Guevara Chair
Ryan Moser  The Dr. Franklin J. Star Chair

Trombone

Ed NicholsonPrincipal • The J.W. & Ethel I. Woodruff Foundation Chair
William Mann

Bass Trombone

Richard Brady  The Mrs. Babette Rothschild Chair

Tuba

Donald Strand, Principal  The Jane & Jack Goldfrank Chair

Timpani

John Lawless, Interim Principal  The Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Feighner Jr. Chair

Percussion

Courtney Bottoms, Principal  The Dr. Eva Sperk Chair
Karen Hunt  The Mrs. Otis B. Burnham Chair
Lisa Morris

Harp

Susan Bennett Brady, Principal  The Mrs. Ethel W. Foley Chair

Keyboard

Janie Lee Bullock, Principal  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

Patricio Cobos, Concertmaster Emeritus
Betty Anne Diaz
, Principal Keyboard

Manuel Diaz, Principal Viola
Monique Gunnels, Flute

James Taylor, Principal Trumpet
Ronald Wirt, Principal Bassoon

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