Festival Orchestra (2017)

Violin I

Richard Roberts | Concertmaster
  • Concertmaster, Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Kenn Wagner | Assistant Concertmaster
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Faculty, Kennesaw State University & Morehouse College
Mark Reneau
  • Concertmaster, Huntsville Symphony Orchestra
Juan R. Ramírez Hernández
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Founder & Artistic Director, Atlanta Virtuosi
  • Conductor, Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra
  • Buckhead Youth Orchestra
  • Composer
Domenic Salerni
  • Dali Quartet
  • Foundry and ArCoNet Violin Faculty
Sinisa Ciric
  • Concertmaster, Savannah Philharmonic
  • First Violin, Balkan Quartet
Mary Sokol Brown
  • Vancouver Symphony
  • Turning Point Ensemble
  • Trio Accord
Margot Schwartz
  • Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Patrick Ryan
  • Associate Concertmaster, Columbus Symphony (GA)
  • Atlanta Opera Orchestra
  • Atlanta Ballet Orchestra
  • Artist Affiliate & Concertmaster, Agnes Scott College

Violin II

Victor Costanzi | Principal
  • Freelance Concertmaster, New York City Theaters
  • Chamber Music Artist
David Kilbride | Assistant Principal
  • Assistant Principal Second Violin, North Carolina Symphony Orchestra
Grant Donnellan
  • Concertmaster, Whatcom Symphony Orchestra
  • Professor, Western Washington University
Bing Li
  • Professor of Violin, Renmin University of China, Beijing
  • Concertmaster, Pan Asia Symphony, New York
Carolyn Canfield Cole
  • Vancouver Opera
  • Lakewood String Quartet
  • Violin for Wellness
Christine Allison Kilbride
  • Virginia Symphony
  • North Carolina Symphony
Shu-Hsin Ko
  • Whatcom Symphony Orchestra
  • Pacific Northwest Opera
  • Auburn Symphony

Viola

Christian Colburg | Principal
  • Principal Viola, Cincinnati Symphony
Marvin Warshaw
  • Principal Viola, New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Paul Murphy
  • Associate Principal Viola, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Renate Falkner
  • Faculty, University of North Florida School of Music
  • Regular Substitute, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
  • Violist, Trio Bel Suono
Donna Lively Clark
  • Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
  • Lockerbie String Quartet
  • Faculty, Indiana State University
Rick Neff
  • Freelance concert artist

Violoncello

Steven Thomas | Principal
  • Principal Cellist, Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Associate Professor, University of Florida
Kurt Fowler
  • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
  • Professor of Music, Indiana State University
Fred Raimi
  • Ciompi Quartet, Duke University
Anne Duthie McCafferty
  • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Alfred Gratta
  • The Florida Orchestra
  • Principal, St. Petersburg Opera
  • Faculty, State College of Florida
  • Eckerd College
Dennis McCafferty
  • Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
  • Faculty, University of Indianapolis

Flute & Piccolo

Christina Smith | Principal
  • Principal, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Faculty, Kennesaw State University & Emory University
Todd Skitch
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Adjunct Faculty, Kennesaw State University

Oboe

Igor Leschishin | Principal
  • Principal, Washington National Opera
Danna Sundet
  • Professor of Oboe, Kent State University
  • Kent/Blossom Music Festival
  • Erie Philharmonic

Clarinet

Laura Ardan | Principal
  • Principal, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Marci Gurnow
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Bassoon

Andrew Cuneo | Principal
  • Principal, St. Louis Symphony
Eric Varner
  • PEN Trio
  • Associate Professor, Lynn University
  • Owner, TrevCo-Varner Music

ContraBassoon

Saxophone

Jeff Siegfried—July 21
  • Estrella Consort
  • Fonema Consort

Horn

Brice Andrus | Principal
  • Principal, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Rodger Burnett—July 1, 8, 21
  • Principal, Pacific Northwest Ballet
  • Northwest Chamber Orchestra
Susan Welty | Associate Principal
  • Associate Principal, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Katharine Caliendo
  • Jacksonville Symphony
  • Formerly Houston & San Antonio Symphonies

Trumpet

Charles Butler | Principal
  • Principal, Portland Opera & Tacoma Symphony
  • Israel Philharmonic, Houston Symphony
John Aigi Hurn
  • Principal, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia (Spain)

Timpani

Mark Guthrie | Principal
  • Principal, Artist-in-Residence, Kalamazoo Symphony

Percussion