Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Names New String Players
The orchestra welcomes eleven new players, as well as two assistant conductors and a new principal librarian
Of the new players appointed to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), nine of them are string players. According to the ensemble's President and CEO, Jonathan Martin, the flurry of appointments represents a return to the way the orchestra was operating prior to the pandemic.
The newly appointed players are as follows: Stephen Jones (assistant principal bass), Luis Arturo Celis Avila (bass), Gerald Torres (bass), Gabriel Napoli (viola), Daniel Kaler (cello), Emilio Carlo (viola), Felicity James (associate concertmaster), Dan Wang (viola), and Isabel Kwon (cello).
In addition, the CSO will take on two new assistant conductors, Samuel Lee and Daniel Wiley. As well as conducting engagements with the CSO they will also take Pops gigs and appear at the Cincinnati May Festival.
"Being a part of choosing the next musicians for the CSO is equally humbling and inspiring," said Louis Langrée, the CSO's Music Director.
"Playing in this orchestra attracts musicians of the highest calibre from around the globe, which makes choosing the right musician very challenging. We are thrilled to welcome these new artists to the orchestra, each of whom will add their talent to the CSO and the Cincinnati community."