Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra

Musicians

A Member Owned Orchestra

A true Puget Sound tradition, the Seattle Philharmonic is an orchestra of community members who share a passion for music. As a member-run organization, the Phil has the special opportunity to offer unique programming and to share in the northwest community: involving local soloists, artists and Washington notables.
A successful community orchestra reflects the community that it serves. Since the orchestra’s inception, Seattle Philharmonic members have represented all walks of life, bringing a broad demographic of social, economic and professional backgrounds to the organization. Teachers share melodies with doctors, office managers harmonize with engineers, and students sit side by side with retirees.

The Phil’s musicians also participates in several outreach programs,helping the community’s youth, schools and those with little access to classical music to share in concerts and musical programs.

Music Director

  • Adam Stern
  •  Conductor

Violin

  • Luke Fitzpatrick
  •  Concertmaster
  • Daniel Wood
  •  Interim Principal Violin II
  • Raisa Asriyants
  • Janet Berg
  • Erin Brust
  • Annie Chen
  • Laura Coronel
  • Mia Diluzio
  • Lauren Eastman
  • Linda Feathers
  • Lea Fetterman
  • Lara Gooding
  • Laila Hilfinger
  • Sooyoung Hong
  • Kristine Hong
  • Beverly Huo
  • Melissa Kiepke
  • Jonathan Kuehn
  • Alixandra Lamsa
  • Susan Nitta
  • Sheila Oh
  • Dustin Peskuric
  • Louise Peterson
  • Lisa Qian
  • Matt Robshaw
  • Cherilyn Symons
  • Clare Tochilin
  • Cor Van Niel
  • Martha Weiss
  • Kerstin Williams

Viola

  • Jon Epstein and Amy Werner-Allen
  •  Co-Principals
  • Elizabeth Adams
  • Jeff Belfiglio
  • Kerry Bollinger
  • Jeffrey Feathers
  • Ryan Fillion
  • Jonathan Icasas
  • Hannah LaGassey
  • Jennifer Leland
  • Ryan May
  • Charlene Utt
  • Sachi Williamson

Cello

  • DG Kim
  •  Principal
  • Kumiko Chiba
  • Debbie Doane
  • Noreen Jacky
  • Melissa Kersh
  • Carolyn LaNasa
  • Ching-Jung Lee
  • Jinhee Lee
  • Juha Niemisto
  • Marilyn Southern
  • Sharon Sparling
  • Patricia Zundel

Bass

  • Jeff Brooks
  •  Principal
  • Camilo Aristizabal
  • Glen Casper
  • Ariel Kemp
  • Attila Kiss
  • Sarah Klien
  • Sarah Levin-Richardson
  • Michael Moore

Flute/Piccolo

  • Sandra Saathoff
  •  Principal
  • Margaret Brinkerhoff
  • Carol Wollenberg

Oboe

  • Donna Onat
  •  Principal
  • Della Friend
  • Shelley Reiss

English Horn

  • Della Friend

Clarinet

  • William Blayney
  •  Principal
  • Erin Phelps

Bass Clarinet

  • Bradley Stevens

Saxophones

  • Sarah Peniston

Bassoon

  • Beatrice Kaufman
  •  Principal
  • Michael Murray
  • Sarah Peniston

Contra Bassoon

  • Michael Murray

Horn

  • Robin Miller
  •  Principal
  • Dick Griffith
  • Matthew Perry
  • Anne Sherwood

Trumpet

  • Jack Prindle
  •  Principal
  • Denise Cline

Trombone

  • Lynne Harris
  •  Principal
  • Caroline Harbitz
  • Barry Ehrlich

Tuba

  • Matt Sayre
  •  Principal

TImpani

  • Jack Reed

Percussion

  • Storm Benjamin
  •  Principal
  • David Miller
  • Jana Skillingstead
  • Jerome Slobojan

Harp

  • Tiffany Russell

Lifetime Members

  • Nellie Weidman
    (1947-2008)

Librarian

  • Sarah Peniston
Musicians

Upcoming Concert:

“A floodtide of inspired invention”: Beethoven’s Seventh

April 6, 2019 at 2pm | Benaroya Hall

"A masterpiece of technical skill, taste, imagination, craftsmanship and inspiration." Thus did the hyper-critical Hector Berlioz sum up his thoughts on Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, one of the most beloved of Beethoven's Nine ever since its wildly successful premiere (at which the audience insisted on an immediate repeat of the slow movement). Franz Liszt's impassioned and innovative Piano Concerto No. 1 will be performed by the winner of the Philharmonic's 2018 Don Bushell competition, Hexin Qiao. A symphonic work by Finnish composer Helvi Leiviskä rounds out this special concert.

Hexin Qiao

Benaroya Hall

Benaroya Hall houses two performance halls in a complex that is thoroughly integrated into downtown Seattle. Occupying an entire city block at the very core of the city, the development celebrates the vital role of performance events while maintaining the continuity of commercial life along one avenue and providing a much-needed public space, in the form of a terraced garden, along another.

Parking Information is available here.

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LEIVISKÄ

Symphony No. 2

LISZT

Concerto No. 1 in E-flat for Piano and Orchestra

Hexin Qiao, soloist

BEETHOVEN

Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92


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