Nadya Tichman

Associate Concertmaster, San Francisco Symphony Foundation Chair

SFS member since: 1980

Hometown: Rockville Centre, NY

Music schools you attended: Juilliard School, pre-college division, Curtis Institute of Music 

Began playing music: At age 5

Musical inspirations: My parents and older sister

If I were not a professional musician, I might be a: Chef 

Favorite works featuring my instrument: Brahms, Violin Concerto; Schubert, Duo Op. 162; Beethoven, string quartets (really too many pieces to choose favorites)

When I’m not working, I enjoy: Cooking and walking

Recent reading: My Year of Meats, by Ruth Ozeki

On my CD player/iPod: Sibelius music for violin and piano; Lyle Lovett

Favorite things to do in the Bay Area: Walking across the Golden Gate Bridge, because it is so beautiful, dramatic, and invigorating; hiking in the East Bay hills; going out for Indian food