Department of Strings

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Jacobs School of Music String Alumni Accomplishments


Alexander Ayers - Section Violin, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Boissonnault - Assistant Concertmaster, Charleston Symphony Orchestra
Alex Martin - Acting Assistant Concertmaster/Section First Violin, Utah Symphony
Ann Fink - Section First Violin, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Hart - Associate Concertmaster, Louisiana Philharmonic
Chao-Kai Lin - Section Violin, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Norway
David Radzynski - Concertmaster, Israel Philharmonic
Delyana Lazarova - Concertmaster, Montgomery Symphony and Artist in Residence, visiting artist teacher Alabama State University School of Music
Eliot Heaton - Concertmaster, Michigan Opera Theatre
Erica Hudson - Dallas Symphony Orchestra Van Zweden Scholar
Eun Gun - Section Violin, Korean Broadcasting Symphony
Hannah Linz - Dallas Symphony Orchestra Van Zweden Scholar
Hannah Yim - Assistant Concertmaster, Louisiana Philharmonic
Holly Huelskamp - Concertmaster, Theatro Municipal De Santiago De Chile
Hyewon Kim - Section Violin, Calgary Philharmonic
Loren Silvertrust - Section Violin, Buffalo Philharmonic
Lydia Umlauf - Section Violin, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Julie Wunderle - Section Violin, Utah Symphony Orchestra
Karen Wyatt - Section Violin, Utah Symphony Orchestra
Mariana Cottier-Bucco - Section Violin, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Michael Waterman - Section First Violin, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Miika Gregg - Section First Violin, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Nathan Giem - Former Concertmaster, Tokyo Philharmonic
Noah Bendix-Balgley - First Concertmaster, Berlin Philharmonic
Nora Scheller - Section Violin, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Peter Vickery - Assistant Concertmaster, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Rodgers - Principal Second Violin, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Veronique Mathieu - Assistant Professor of Violin, The University of Kansas
Won-Hee Lee - Section Violin, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Zhan Shu - Second Violin, The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra


Andrew Francois - New World Symphony
Caroline Gilbert - New World Symphony
Emily Newell - New World Symphony
Evan Vicic - Assistant Principal, Louisville Symphony
Gabriel Polycarpo - Section Viola, Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra, Brazil
Jonathan Gertner - Section Viola, Israel Philharmonic
Laurent Grillet - Principal, Calgary Philharmonic
Sarah Harball - New World Symphony
Sekyeong Cheon - Assistant Principal, Finnish National Opera
Adriana Linares - Dali Quartet, Artistic Director and Founder of ArCoNet (The Arts & Community Network) North Wales, Pennsylvania


Aaron Merrit - Professor of Cello at Miami’s New World School of the Arts
Adrien Zitoun - Section Cello, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Andra Lunde Padrichelli - Principal Cellist, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Brian Schuldt - founding member of the Felici Piano Trio and Executive Director of Chamber Music Unbound
Carlos Izcaray - Music Director, Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Lelchuk - Associate Principal Cello, Louisiana Philharmonic
Herine Coetzee - Fifth House Ensemble
Israel Fausto Martínez Melero - Professor of Cello, Conservatorio Superior de Música ”Manuel Castillo,” Sevilla, Spain
Dr. Jonathan Ruck - Associate Professor of Cello, University of Oklahoma; Principal Cellist of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic
Dr. Julia Cory Slovarp - Assistant Professor, Montana State University-Bozeman
Kevin Kunkel - New World Symphony
Marcel Koerner - Section Cello, Magdeburgische Philharmonie Germany
Margalit Cantor - Cello Faculty, Bloomingdale School of Music New York, NY
Marilyn de Oliveira - Assistant Principal Cello, Oregon Symphony
Dr. Meredith Blecha-Wells - Associate Professor of Cello, Oklahoma State University
Nicholas Hersh - Assistant Conductor, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Poh Joo Tan - Section Cello, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Rainer Eudeikis - Principal Cello, Utah Symphony
Robert Mirakian - Music Director, Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra
Stavros Petropoulos - Section Cello, Cyprus Symphony Orchestra
Theodore Harvey - Section Cello, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Teresa Richardson - Assistant Principal, Minnesota Opera
Dr. Thomas Loewenheim - Head of Strings, Professor of Cello, and Conductor of the University Orchestra at California State University, Fresno


Daniel Carson - Principal Bass, Alabama Symphony
Jon McCullough-Benner - Principal Bass, Oregon Symphony
Kurt Reicken - Principal Bass, Charlotte Symphony, North Carolina

Other Employment

Azusa Chapman - Manager of Admissions and Student Affairs at the Aspen Music Festival