Meet the Orchestra

Contract Roster


Grant Cooper, Artistic Director & Conductor
The John L. & Sallie F. McClaugherty Conductor's Podium


VIOLIN I

Amelia Chan, Concertmaster
The Mary Price Ratrie Chair
Dawn Posey*, Assistant Concertmaster
The Emil Schoenbaum Chair
Jennifer Wood
Liviu Dobrota
Joan Knoblach
Margie Cooper
Colleen Tan*
Martin Irving
Mary Beth Kirkpatrick
Yoshiko Kunimitsu*
Sean Neukom
Smiliana Lozanova
Sandro Leal-Santiesteban

VIOLIN II
Anton Shelepov, Principal
The Dorothy Taylor Hamilton Chair
Tim Tan, Assistant Principal
Ian Jessee
Adam Syed
Yuliyan Stoyanov
Zhao Wan
Regan Quinn
Karen Barker
Darrell Murray
Tom Consolo*

VIOLA
Bernard Di Gregorio, Principal
The Blanchette H. Rockefeller Chair
Dan Boyer, Assistant Principal
Sandra Groce
Huan Zhu
Anne Hamilton
Daren Fuster
Rebecca Rothermel
Carl Larson

CELLO
Andrea Di Gregorio, Principal
The Katharine B. Tierney Chair
Hannah Pressley, Acting Assistant Principal
The West Virginia Symphony League Chair
Kimberly Graham
Qing Zhang
Amy Macy
Juliana Dills
Jun Zhang
Sölen Dikener


BASS
Jon Pascolini, Principal
The Hubert S. “Rabbit” Jones Chair
Jim Faulkner, Assistant Principal
David Messina
Bert Witzel
Cory Palmer
Bleda Elibal
Fred Dole
Victor Döme

HARP
Melody Rapier, Principal

FLUTE
Lindsey Goodman, Principal
The Martha Gaines Wehrle Chair
Ellen Beal
Pamela Murchison

PICCOLO

Pamela Murchison

OBOE
Lorraine Dorsey, Principal
The Lawson W. Hamilton Chair
Lora Lynn Snow
Alex Winter

ENGLISH HORN

Alex Winter

CLARINET

Robert Turizziani, Principal
The John V. Ray Chair
Rachael Stutzman
Jeanne Frieben

BASS CLARINET
Jeanne Frieben

BASSOON
Klif Hodgkin, Principal
Danielle Osbun

CONTRABASSOON
Vacant

HORN
Marsha Palmer, Principal
Luke Zyla
David Nesmith
Tom Beal

TRUMPET
David Porter, Principal
The Betty & Harry Casto Chair
Cheonho Yoon, Sub-Principal Trumpet
Vacant

TROMBONE

Chris Dearth, Principal
David Parrilla
Glenn Proffit

TUBA
Aubrey Foard*, Principal

TIMPANI

Scott Christian, Principal
The John and Fonda Elliot Chair

PERCUSSION

Matt Larson, Principal
The American Electric Power Foundation Chair
Michael Culligan
Joel Panian


*Leave of absence

ORCHESTRA EMERITUS

Curt Bravine, Double Bass
Nick Greenberg, Double Bass
John Lambros, Concertmaster
John H. Mead, Principal Trombone
Fred Meyer, Oboe/English Horn
Scott Milam, Percussion
Terry Roush, Principal Tuba
June Warhoftig, Principal Flute

Education and Community Outreach Initiatives

Segal & Davis Family Foundation Education Initiative

The Segal & Davis Family Foundation has served a continuing role as a driving catalyst for the WVSO's ever-expanding music education programming. The foundation made a nationally significant, four-year, $200,000 commitment to the WVSO that targets 27 of West Virginia 's most economically distressed counties.

The Segal & Davis Family Foundation recently agreed to extend this partnership past the four-year period enabling the WVSO to continue this nationally significant program.


Katharine B. Tierney Music Education Fund

The Tierney Music Education Fund is a multi-purpose program that provides Young People's Concert Scholarships to economically distressed portions of West Virginia 's remaining 28 counties not covered by the Segal & Davis Initiative. This critical fund creates an opportunity for schools located in distressed pockets of these counties to qualify for transportation and admission fee scholarships when attending a Young People's Concert Series. The fund is also an important underwriter of each of the actual Young People's Concert Series.