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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Appoints New Players

Justine Campagna becomes the orchestra's Associate Concertmaster, among other internal promotions and new appointments


The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) has promoted two of its current violinists to named chair positions, while also appointing two new players to its cello section.

First violinist Justine Campagna becomes the orchestra's Associate Concertmaster and Dylan Naroff will be its Assistant Concertmaster. In addition, cellist Dale Jeong has been appointed as Associate Principal Cello and Yun-Ya Lo as Section Cello.

In addition, bassoonist Carlos Clark and horn player Landon Young have been named as the PSO's Paul J. Ross Fellows for 2024-2026 seasons. They will join returning fellows Drew Collins, bass, and Joshua Carr, trumpet.

The Paul J. Ross Fellowship Program is a two-year program targeted at musicians identifying as Black or African American. The Fellows get the opportunity to work closely alongside members of the PSO to train and prepare for professional auditions and opportunities, with substantial financial and professional development support, and robust mentorship in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

"I am extremely proud to announce these important appointments to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra," said Manfred Honeck. "Justine Campagna, Dylan Naroff, Dale Jeong, and Yun-Ya Lo are four world-class musicians who share PSO’s dedication to artistic excellence, passion for enriching every life through music, and deep commitment to music learning and education."

"Each of these artists is dedicated to transforming lives through the power of music — both here in our region and around the world as Pittsburgh’s cultural ambassadors. In a very competitive field of fellow musicians, they were chosen to be part of the exceptional roster that makes Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra one of the premier American orchestras of the 21st century."

"Carlos Clark and Landon Young are talented emerging musicians who will make outstanding contributions to the PSO over the next two seasons," added Melia Tourangeau. "I am equally proud of their appointments and of PSO’s commitment to honoring the legacy of the late PSO violinist Paul J. Ross, whose commitment to nurturing, mentoring, and supporting young musicians lives on through this Fellowship."

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