San Francisco Symphony
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / July 21, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY APPOINTS
EDWARD STEPHAN AS PRINCIPAL TIMPANI
SAN FRANCISCO, July 21 – Edward Stephan has been appointed principal timpani of the San Francisco Symphony (SFS), beginning with the opening of the 2016-17 season. Stephan is currently principal timpani of the Pittsburgh Symphony, a position he has held since 2011. He was previously principal timpani of the Dallas Symphony from 2009 to 2011 and the Fort Worth Symphony from 2001 to 2009. While in Texas, he appeared twice as soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony and was awarded the American Airlines Distinguished Musician Award in 2006. "Ed is a remarkable virtuoso and musician,” stated Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas. “We all look forward to the exciting contributions he will make to our orchestra."
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