Strings

Violin
Erica Kiesewetter, Concertmaster
Erica Kiesewetter, violin
Erica Kiesewetter was appointed to the concertmaster chair of the Stamford Symphony in 1986. Since that time she has appeared regularly as soloist with the orchestra and has been featured in recitals at the Steinway Gallery in Westport. Additionally Ms. Kiesewetter is the concertmaster of the American Symphony Orchestra, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, , Opera Orchestra of N.Y., Amici New York, Long Island Philharmonic,and the New York Pops, and appears frequently as soloist with these groups. She also recently appeared as soloist in the Berg Violin Concerto with the Jerusalem (Israel) Symphony, the performance of which was subsequently broadcast throughout the US on NPR.. This past summer she appeared at the OK Mozart, Round Top, and Bard Music Festivals.
An avid chamber musician, Ms. Kiesewetter is the former first violinist of the Colorado and Dakota Quartets, and a member of the Leonardo Trio for 14 years. She has performed concerts with these and other groups in 49 U.S. States, Canada and many European and South American countries, and can be heard on more than a dozen cd’s, the most recent of which, “Song of the Stars”, was nominated in 2009 for a Grammy award. Her recording of the Berg Violin Concerto with Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra is available on iTunes.
Ms. Kiesewetter has been recently appointed Visiting Associate Professor at Bard College, where she is the director of orchestral studies at the Bard Conservatory. She has also been on the faculty of Columbia University, and coached orchestra classes at Juilliard, Mannes, Manhattan School, Purchase SUNY, and the School for Strings.  Ms. Kiesewetter was a student of the great violin pedagogue Ivan Galamian at Juilliard. She has also studied with Charles Castleman, Earl Carlyss, Emanuel Vardi, Joyce Robbins, Gerry Beal, Joey Corpus and Lisa Kim.
Erica Kiesewetter is the proud mother of Gabriella,19, who plays cello and viol da gamba and is a biology major at Bard College, and Sebastian, 14, a tournament chess player.
Ms. Kiesewetter plays a Carlo Antonio Testore violin, made in Milan in 1727.

Sebu Sirinian, principal second
Claire Jolivet
Elizabeth Lim-Dutton
Patricia Davis
Gabriel Schaff
Katsuko Esaki
Susan Lorentsen
Lisa Tipton
Laura Bald
Kathleen Thomson
Martha Brody
Ann GiIllette
Amy Wright
Robert Zubrycki
Nina Simon
David Steinberg
Lisa Steinberg
Suzanne Gilman



Woodwinds

Flute
Liz Mann, principal
Kathleen Nester

Clarinet
Jon Manasse, principal
Dean LeBlanc

Brass
Horn
Lawrence DiBello, principal
Louise Crowley
Peter Reit
David Smith

Trombone
Richard Clark, principal
Kenneth Finn
John Rojak, bass trombone
 

Percussion
Timpani
Benjamin Herman, principal

Percussion

Daniel Haskins, principal
Kory Grossman

Viola
Lois Martin, principal
Adria Benjamin
Rebecca Osborne
KC Still
Shelley Holland-Moritz
Laura Mount
Leslie Tomkins
Louis Day

Cello
Joseph Kimura, principal
Eliot Bailen
Sarah Carter
Peter Sanders
Jacqueline Stern
Matthew Goeke
Pamela Greitzner

Bass
Judith Sugarman, principal
Peter Weitzner
Richard Ostrovsky
Louise Koby
Troy Rinker

Harp
Amy Berger, principal


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Oboe
Melanie Feld, principal
William Meredith

Bassoon
Marc Goldberg, principal
Maureen Strenge



Trumpet
Donald Batchelder, principal
John Dent



Tuba
Brian Brown, principal






Keyboards
Emily Wong, principal

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