Douglas Rioth joined the San Francisco Symphony as Principal Harp in 1981. Born in Missouri, he studied with Alice Chalifoux and Elisa Smith Dickon, attended the Interlochen Arts Academy and Cleveland Institute of Music, and studied at the Berkshire Music Center. Previously principal harp of the Indianapolis Symphony, Mr. Rioth was also a regular participant in the Salzedo Summer Harp Colony. Harp instructor at the SF Conservatory of Music, he also serves on the coaching team for the SFS Youth Orchestra.


(September 2018)

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