SFS member since: 1981
Hometown: Marceline, MO
Music school I attended: Interlochen Arts Academy, Cleveland Institute of Music
Began playing music: At age 5 or 6
Musical inspirations: pianist Arthur Rubinstein, harpist Alice Chalifoux
If I were not a professional musician, I might be a: Truck driver
Favorite composers: Wagner, Richard Strauss, Ravel
Favorite works featuring my instrument: Ravel, Introduction and Allegro; Debussy, Danses sacrée et profane
When I’m not working, I enjoy: Reading, studying American Sign Language, history, architecture
Favorite thing to do in the Bay Area: Attend the annual San Francisco International Auto Show at the Moscone Center
Plus: I am proud and excited to be teaching at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I’m so grateful to be in the San Francisco Symphony!
Douglas Rioth is currently a member of the Coaching Team for the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra.