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 Button, James Moore
Clarinet - Jerome Simas
Bassoon - Mike Gamburg
French Horn - Jessica Valeri
Trumpet - Jeff Biancalana
Trombone/Tuba - Nick Platoff
Percussion/Timpani - Jacob Nissly, Ed Stephan, Stan Muncy
Harp - Douglas Rioth
Keyboard - Robin Sutherland, Marc Shapiro
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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