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Jennifer Nitchman

Jennifer Nitchman has been described by critics as giving performances that are “deeply felt” with “a tone like spun gold”(St Louis Post-Dispatch). She was appointed to the position of Second Flute with the St Louis Symphony in 2003 by then St. Louis Symphony Artistic Advisor, Itzhak Perlman. An active teacher, Jennifer is a member of […]

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Bjorn Ranheim

Cellist Bjorn Ranheim was appointed to the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in 2005 and also holds the principal chair of the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, Colorado. Previously, he served as Associate Principal Cello of the Fort Worth Symphony and is in his sixth season with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. He has performed and

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Alvin McCall

Cellist Alvin McCall has distinguished himself as a recitalist, chamber musician and symphony orchestra performer. As a member of the McCall-Deats Duo he has performed recitals throughout the US, France and Germany. The Duo has recorded the Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich Sonatas and continues to perform recitals regularly. Alvin, having studied with one of the premier

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Chris Tantillo

Chris Tantillo, originally from Long Island, NY, began playing the violin at age 7. He switched to the viola in high school while attending the Interlochen Arts Academy. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Stanley Konopka, and continued his graduate work there as a

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Susan Gordon

Susan Kier Gordon is a native of Bay Village, Ohio and began viola studies at age 8. She has been a viola section member of the St. Louis Symphony since 1987, upon receiving her bachelors of music with Robert Vernon at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Previously, while studying with Dr. Jerzy Kosmala, Susan served

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Joo Kim

Joo Kim joined the first violin section of the St. Louis Symphony in September of 2004 while completing the Master’s program at the Juilliard School.  Joo made her solo debut with the Saint Louis Symphony in 2008 performing Zigeunerweisen by Sarasate. Since then, she has returned as a soloist with the orchestra on multiple occasions,

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Xiaoxiao Qiang

Xiaoxiao Qiang joined the First Violin Section of the St. Louis Symphony in 2011. An experienced orchestral musician, she has also performed with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, and was a member of Singapore Festival Orchestra during her studies in Singapore. Born in China, Xiaoxiao began playing the violin at the age

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Eva Kozma

Eva Kozma joined the St. Louis Symphony as Assistant Principal Second Violin in 2004 at the invitation of Itzhak Perlman, the orchestra’s Artistic Advisor at the time. She began violin lessons at the age of seven in her hometown of Targu Mures, Romania. Eva participated in many competitions, including the Romanian National Competition, where she

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Kristin Ahlstrom

Kristin Ahlstrom joined the St. Louis Symphony in 1996, and was appointed to the Associate Principal Second Violin chair in 2001.She has performed as a soloist with the orchestra on numerous occasions. Kristin received both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Violin Performance at Indiana University-Bloomington having studied with Henryk Kowalski, Josef Gingold,

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Jessica Cheng Hellwege

Jessica Cheng Hellwege became a member of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra violin section in 2008. Previous to her joining the SLSO, Jessica was a regular substitute with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and was the Assistant Principal for the Santa Barbara Symphony. She was also a member of Germany’s prestigious Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival for

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