First Violin

Associate Concertmaster, San Francisco Symphony Foundation Chair

Nadya Tichman, Associate Concertmaster of the San Francisco Symphony, occupying the San Francisco Symphony Foundation Chair, joined the Orchestra in 1980. She served as acting concertmaster from 1998 to 2001. Born in New York, she studied at the Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music. She was a founding member of the Donatello Quartet and co-director of Chamber Music Sundaes. A champion of contemporary music, Ms. Tichman has had pieces dedicated to her by composers Peter Schickele, Jim Lahti, and Allen Shearer. She is on the faculty of California State University, Sacramento and she plays a 1724 Stradivarius violin purchased by the SFS for her exclusive use. 


(February 2019)

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