The Youth Orchestra’s success has a lot to do with its innovative, tuition-free training program, which taps members of the San Francisco Symphony to coach the young musicians every week before the full ensemble rehearses with SFSYO Music Director Christian Reif. The San Francisco Symphony extends its deepest thanks to the following musicians for their dedication and commitment to this program.
Violin - Diane Nicholeris, Chen Zhao
Viola - Adam Smyla
Cello - Jill Brindel, David Goldblatt
Bass - Stephen Tramontozzi
Flute - Catherine Payne
Oboe - Russ deLuna, James Moore
Clarinet - Luis Baez, Jerry Simas
Bassoon - Rob Weir
French Horn - Jessica Valeri
Trumpet - Jeff Biancalana
Trombone/Tuba - Nicholas Platoff
Percussion/Timpani - Jacob Nissly, Edward Stephan
Harp - Douglas Rioth
Keyboard - Robin Sutherland
Please include your name along with the name and instrument of the young musician for which you are inquiring in all email and phone messages. We cannot provide accurate and prompt replies without this information.
Associate Director - Youth Orchestra Program
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