Chamber music Stl


Blaine Dodson

A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Blaine joined the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra horn section in 2023. Previously he served in the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and played regularly as a guest in the horn sections of the Detroit Opera, Toledo Symphony, Ann Arbor Symphony, Lansing Symphony, and the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. Blaine earned his […]

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Siyu Zhang

Siyu Zhang is from Changchun, China where she began her violin studies at the age of five. She moved to Beijing to attend middle and high school at the prestigious Central Conservatory of Music. Siyu continued her studies in New York as a full scholarship student of Lucie Robert at the Manhattan School of Music

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Steven Franklin

Steven Franklin joined the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in 2023 as Principal Trumpet. Previously, he was Associate Principal Trumpet of the Kansas City Symphony, Principal Trumpet of the Hawaii Symphony and has performed as guest Principal Trumpet with the Chicago Symphony and Rochester Philharmonic. A native of Chicago, Steven earned his bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of

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Darwin Aquino

Conductor, composer and violinist Darwin Aquino has performed throughout the US, Europe and Latin America. His presence as a Latinx artist in multiples stages is a bright light for diversity, equity, and inclusion in classical music. Darwin was recently appointed Conductor for the New Works Collective with Opera Theater of St. Louis and Music Director

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Julia Paine

Julia Paine joined the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra as second bassoonist in 2022. Originally, from the suburban Chicago, The youngest of three sisters, who all play musical instruments, Julia chose the bassoon at the age of 10. Years later, family gatherings were filled with music played by tuba, French horn, and bassoon trios Prior to

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Andrew François

Andrew François joined the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra viola section in September 2019. He has performed with the Verbier Festival Orchestra, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, New World Symphony Orchestra, and was in the inaugural class of fellows with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Resident Fellows program. As a chamber musician and soloist, Andrew has given recitals

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Alejandro Valdepeñas

Alejandro Valdepeñas performs regularly both as a violinist and violist. Named St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Associate Principal Violist, he joined the orchestra to open the2022/2023 season. His recent engagements include performances and recordings with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Chamber Soloists and the Amici Chamber Ensemble. He has served as a violinist with the Santa Fe

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Davin Rubicz

Cellist Davin Rubicz has held positions with the Kansas City Symphony, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and has also played with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he has performed with LaJolla SummerFest, Chamber Music Society of Saint Louis, Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, Pulitzer Arts Foundation series and the Missouri

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Cally Banham

Cally Banham was appointed to the Solo English horn position in 2006. Before joining the SLSO, she held posts, including English horn with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Principal Oboe with the Memphis Symphony, Fellow with the New World Symphony, and English horn with Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico, in Toluca, Mexico. She has performed as

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Jessie Chen

Born in Torrance, California, Jessie is a graduate student at Yale School of Music, and earned his master’s degree at The Juilliard School. Mr. Chen won the Princeton University Concerto Competition in both 2014 and 2016, was a Grand Prize Winner of The Music Center’s Spotlight Awards in 2012, and is currently a member of

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