Colorado Music Festival Orchestra

Conductor’s Podium

Peter Oundjian
Music Director; The Caryl Fuchs Kassoy & David R. Kassoy Conductor’s Podium


The Orchestra


Calin Lupanu*

Position: Concertmaster | Charlotte Symphony, Concertmaster

Jonathan Carney

Position: Guest Concertmaster | Baltimore Symphony, Concertmaster

Kevin Lin

Position: Guest Concertmaster | Indianapolis Symphony, Concertmaster

Joe Meyer

Position: Associate Concertmaster | Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Associate Concertmaster
Chair: The Mary Ann & Art Rudeseal Chair

Sunho Kim*

Position: Assistant Concertmaster | Kansas City Symphony, Assistant Concertmaster

Mary Ellen Goree

Position: Principal | San Antonio Symphony, Principal
Chair: The Fuchs and Kassoy Families Chair

Karen Pommerich

Position: Assistant Principal | IRIS Orchestra

Monica Boboc*

Position: Charlotte Symphony

Callie Brennan

Position: Colorado Ballet Orchestra

Carol Chung

Position: North Carolina Opera, Concertmaster

Dominique Corbeil

Position: Wichita Symphony Orchestra
Chair: The Louise & Ferd Grauer Chair

Tessa Gotman

Position: Phoenix Symphony

Margaret Gutierrez

Position: One Year | Opera Colorado

Byron Hitchcock*

Position: Central City Opera, Concertmaster

Alice Hong

Position: Freelance

Oliver Kot

Position: Charlotte Symphony, Principal

Byungchan Lee

Position: One Year | Vancouver Symphony

Natalie Lee

Position: One Year | New World Symphony

Lenora Leggatt

Position: Cleveland Opera, former Concertmaster

Sodam Lim

Position: One Year | Alabama Symphony

Aimee Toomes Lopez*

Position: San Antonio Symphony

Jarek Polak

Position: Freelance

Yinbin Qian

Position: Zhejiang Conservatory of Music, China

Natsuko Takashima

Position: One Year | New World Symphony

Helen Vassiliou

Position: One Year | Freelance

Lisa Vaupel

Position: Delaware Symphony, Principal | Orchestra Personnel Manager
Chair: The John & Kathleen Krampf Chair

Jim Wallenberg

Position: Toronto Symphony

Dustin Wilkes-Kim

Position: One Year | Charlotte Symphony

*On Leave for 2022


DJ Cheek

Position: Principal | Fort Worth Symphony, Principal
Chair: The Christopher Mueller Chair

Kimberly Sparr

Position: Assistant Principal | Atlantic Chamber Ensemble

Mark Deatherage

Position: Phoenix Symphony, Acting Principal

Elizabeth Jaffe

Position: Delaware Symphony, Associate Principal
Chair: The Laura and Stephen Sanford Chair in Memory of Pat Magette

Bruce Owen

Position: Louisiana Philharmonic, Assistant Principal
Chair: The Lee & Palmer Carlin Chair

Valentin Ragusitu*

Position: Toledo Symphony, Principal

Yumi Sagiuchi Shultz

Position: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Borys Smolaga

Position: Shreveport Symphony, Principal
Chair: The Margot & Christopher Brauchli Chair

Dan Urbanowicz

Position: Guest Section | Sarasota Orchestra

*On Leave for 2022


Susie Yang

Position: Guest Principal | Kansas City Symphony, Associate Principal

Jeremy Crosmer

Position: Guest Principal | Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Jenny Kwak

Position: Guest Principal | Fort Worth Symphony

Britton Riley

Position: Guest Assistant Principal | National Symphony

Sung Chan Chang

Position: Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, Acting Principal

Guy Fishman*

Position: The Handel and Haydn Society, Principal

Morgen Johnson

Position: San Antonio Symphony

Aaron Merritt

Position: Nu Deco Ensemble, Principal
Chair: The Harold & Joan Leinbach Chair

David Morrissey

Position: Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Chair: The Becky Roser and Ronald Stewart Chair

Ryan Murphy

Position: San Antonio Symphony
Chair: The TK Smith & Constance Holden Chair

Lucie Ticho

Position: Toronto Symphony

*On Leave for 2022


Matt Heller

Position: Principal | Calgary Philharmonic

Kirby Nunez

Position: Assistant Principal | Dallas Opera Orchestra
Chair: The Joan & Paul Lavell Chair

David Crowe

Position: Boulder Philharmonic, Principal

Karl Fenner

Position: Atlanta Symphony

Mark Foley

Position: Wichita Symphony, Principal

Paul Macres

Position: Louisiana Philharmonic

Jean Posekany

Position: Detroit Opera
Chair: The Jane Elizabeth Henry Chair


Viviana Cumplido Wilson

Position: Principal | Phoenix Symphony, Principal
Chair: The Blessing Foundation Chair

Regina H. Yost*

Position: Assistant Principal/Piccolo | Charleston Symphony, Assistant Principal

Jessica Petrasek

Position: Guest Assistant Principal/Piccolo | Freelance

Laura Dwyer

Position: Santa Fe Symphony
Chair: The Norma Ekstrand Chair

*On Leave for 2022


Olav Van Hezewijk

Position: Principal | New Haven Symphony, Principal

Zachary Hammond

Position: Assistant Principal/English Horn | Salt Lake City Symphony, Principal Oboe
Chair: The Arlene Gerwin Chair

Joshua Lauretig

Position: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra


Louis DeMartino

Position: Principal | Hawaii Symphony, Principal
Chair: The Fuchs and Kassoy Families Chair

Steve Hanusofski

Position: Assistant Principal/Eb Clarinet | Phoenix Symphony, Assistant Principal

Aidan Mulldoon Wong

Position: Bass Clarinet/Clarinet | Bass Clarinet/Section Vancouver Symphony, One Year


Tommy Morrison

Position: Guest Principal | Hawaii Symphony, Acting Principal

Wenmin Zhang

Position: Guest Principal | North Carolina Symphony, Assistant Principal

Josh Baker

Position: Assistant Principal and Guest Principal | Florida Orchestra, Principal

Adam Trussell

Position: Contrabassoon/bassoon | Houston Symphony, Contrabassoon
Chair: The Marion Thurnauer & Alexander Trifunac Chair


Catherine Turner

Position: Principal | L’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

Andrew Karr

Position: Assistant Principal/3rd Horn | The Florida Orchestra
Chair: The James Alleman & Barbara Miller Chair

Christopher Dwyer*

Position: Philadelphia Orchestra
Chair: The Diane Barbour & David Coward Chair

Megan Evans

Position: Edmonton Symphony, Assistant Principal
Chair: The George A. Matzkanin & Trish Chepokis Chair

Ross Snyder*

Position: Omaha Symphony, Associate Principal

Cara Kizer

Position: Guest Section | Freelance

*On Leave for 2022


Jeffrey Work

Position: Principal | Oregon Symphony, Principal
Chair: The Joan & Paul Lavell Chair

Eric M. Berlin

Position: Assistant Principal | Albany Symphony, Principal
Chair: The Jane Houssiere Chair

Derek Lockhart

Position: Detroit Opera
Chair: The Lichter Family Chair in Memory of George Lichter


Donna Parkes*

Position: Principal | Louisville Orchestra, Former Principal

Amanda Stewart

Position: Guest Principal | St. Louis Symphony, Associate Principal

Michael Hosford

Position: Assistant Principal | Co-Principal, Greenville Symphony Orchestra

Adam Rainey

Position: Bass Trombone | Kansas City Symphony, Bass Trombone

*On Leave for 2022


Carson McTeer

Position: Principal | West Virginia Symphony, Principal


Peter Wilson

Position: Principal | Harrisburg Symphony, Principal
Chair: The Gale and Sandy Dunlap Chair


Joseph Petrasek

Position: Principal | Atlanta Symphony, Principal

Gerald Scholl

Position: Assistant Principal Percussion/Assistant Principal Timpani | Wichita Symphony, Principal

Chris McLaurin*

Position: Freelance

Rajesh Prasad

Position: Guest Section | North Carolina Symphony, Assistant Principal

*On Leave for 2022


Vivienne Spy

Position: Principal | San Antonio Symphony
Chair: The Lucinda Low and Daniel Magraw Chair


Andrea Mumm*

Position: Principal | Charlotte Symphony, Principal

Katherine Siochi

Position: Guest Principal | Kansas City Symphony, Principal

*On Leave for 2022


Tim Ressler

Position: Librarian

Lisa Vaupel

Position: Delaware Symphony, Principal | Orchestra Personnel Manager
Chair: The John & Kathleen Krampf Chair

Our musicians represent 44 orchestras from 23 states, 4 provinces, and 3 countries including:

Albany Symphony
Atlanta Symphony
Atlantic Chamber Ensemble
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Boulder Philharmonic
Buffalo Philharmonic
Calgary Philharmonic
Charleston Symphony
Charlotte Symphony
Cleveland Opera
Greenville Symphony
Dallas Opera Orchestra
Delaware Symphony
Edmonton Symphony
Florida Grand Opera
Harrisburg Symphony
Hawaii Symphony
Houston Symphony
IRIS Orchestra
Jacksonville Symphony
Kansas City Symphony
L’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

Louisiana Philharmonic
Louisville Orchestra
National Symphony Orchestra
New Haven Symphony
North Carolina Opera
Omaha Symphony
Opera Colorado
Oregon Symphony
Phoenix Symphony
San Antonio Symphony
Santa Fe Symphony
Sarasota Orchestra
Seattle Symphony
Shreveport Symphony
Southwest Florida Symphony
St. Louis Symphony
The Florida Orchestra
The Handel and Haydn Society
Toledo Symphony
Toronto Symphony
Vancouver Symphony
Wichita Symphony

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