YO Coaches

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 Donato Cabrera. 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 - Carey Bell, Luis Baez, Jerry Simas

Bassoon - Rob Weir

French Horn - Jessica Valeri

Trumpet  - Jeff Biancalana

Trombone/Tuba - Timothy Owner, Hall Goff

Percussion/Timpani - Jacob Nissly, Raymond Froehlich, Michael Israelievich

Harp - Douglas Rioth

Keyboard - Robin Sutherland



Please include your applicant's name and instrument in all email and phone messages.  We cannot provide accurate and prompt replies without this information.

Jason Pyszkowski
Associate Director - Youth Orchestra Program
(415) 503-5350

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