The San Diego Symphony has this week announced the appointment of three new violinists to the ensemble - effective from the commencement of the 2019-2020 season.
Violinist Qianwen Shen has been appointed to the position of Associate Principal 2nd Violin - and violinists Ai Nihira and Kenneth Liao will join the orchestra's 1st violin section.
Qianwen has previously served as Concertmaster of the New England Conservatory Philharmonic Orchestra, Mannes School of Music Orchestra and the New World Symphony Orchestra.
Ai has previously served principal positions with the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Music Academy of the West Orchestra, Yale School of Music Orchestra and the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra.
Kenneth has previously served principal positions with the Des Moines Metro Opera, New World Symphony, Juilliard School Orchestra, Pacific Music Festival Orchestra and the Music Academy of the West.