4 New String Appointments on the Dallas Symphony

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The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has lately introduced six new participant appointments, together with 4 string gamers, a brand new Principal Trumpet, and a brand new Assistant Principal Flute — along with renewing the contract of assistant conductor.

The orchestra’s new Affiliate Principal Viola is Matthew Sinno, a Massachusetts native who joins the DSO from the Kansas Metropolis Symphony. Sinno earned a Bachelor of Music and a Grasp of Music from The Juilliard Faculty, the place he gained the varsity’s concerto competitors with a efficiency of Hindemith’s Der Schwanendreher.

Korean violinist Hyorim Han joins the DSO’s Second Violin part. Previous to her appointment, she was freelancing usually with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the St. Louis Symphony, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She made her solo debut with the Daegu Philharmonic and studied with Sylvia Rosenberg, Ida Kavafian, and David Halen. She holds a doctorate from the College of Michigan.

The DSO has additionally appointed two new cellists. Minji Kim has held the place of Principal Cellist with the Colburn Orchestra, the Music Academy Competition Orchestra, and the Seoul Nationwide College Orchestra. She is joined by Zexun (Jason) Shen, who has served as principal cellist of the Mannes Orchestra and has performed within the cello part of the Rochester Philharmonic.

Along with the string appointments, the orchestra has additionally named Hayley Grainger as its Affiliate Principal Flute and Stuart Stephenson as its new Principal Trumpet.

Lastly, the DSO has renewed the contract of Assistant Conductor Maurice Cohn by way of to the 2022/23 season. He assumed the position in September 2021, and has since performed household live shows, youth packages, and particular occasions in addition to acts as cowl conductor for Music Director Fabio Luisi. A 2020 recipient of the Solti Basis U.S. Profession Help Award, Cohn was beforehand Assistant Conductor of the Eastman Philharmonia and is an everyday visitor conductor with the Chicago-based modern ensemble Zafa Collective.



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