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Debut Orchestra Members - 2013-2014 Season

Violin I
Heidi Hatch, concertmaster
Evin Bloomberg
Robby Gleiser
Nicolette Koscardy
HaeSol Lee
Marina Lenau
Kiyoe Matsuura

Violin II
Ji Young Park *
Marie Hébert
Ashley Hoe
Yuiko Grace Nakano
Alex Regalado
Goeun Shin

Viola
Matthew Cohen *
Laura Jesson
Chu Young Kim
Bethany Lai
Ying-Chen Tu

Cello
Pierre Derycz *
Timothy Beccue
Christopher DeFazio
Suyeon Kim
Songhee Lee
Thomas Lovasz
Matthew Park

Double Bass
Steve Metcalf *
Ryan Baird
Freddy Hernandez
Sean O'Hara
Erid Windmeier

Flute
Catherine Baker *
Luke Fitzpatrick
Gina Luciani

Oboe
Rachel Van Amburgh *
Alexander Curtis

Clarinet
Benjamin Adler *
Richard Dobeck
Andrew Sandwick

Bassoon
Alex Rosales Garcia *
Jon Peña
Brittany Seits

French Horn
John Shawger *
Elyse Lauzon
Katelyn Benedict
Erika Miras

Trumpet
Casey Martin *
Matthew Baker
John Allen

Trombone
Daniel DeVere *
Kurt Ferguson
Chris Hernacki
Jake Kraft

Tuba
Gabriel Sears *

Timpani
Jeffery Grant *
Elizabeth Kosko

Percussion
Brice Burton *
Ethan Ahmand
Andrew Stenvall
Elizabeth Kosko
Matthew Richards

Harp
Elizabeth Zosseder *

Piano
Alexander Zhu *

* principal

About the Debut Orchestra

Debut Orchestra Trumpet PlayerNow celebrating its 59th Season, the Debut Orchestra is one of the oldest pre-professional training orchestras in the country. It is comprised of 70 talented musicians from around the Los Angeles area, ages 15-25. With notable alumni including Glenn Dicterow, Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, Robert Chen, Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony, and dozens of members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, virtually every major symphony orchestra and film score feature performers who began their careers in this orchestra. For more alumni information, visit Alumni News.

Adhering to a professional rehearsal schedule, the Debut Orchestra performs the full range of orchestra literature, from Baroque to 21st Century, including works for both chamber and full orchestra. For more than 50 consecutive seasons, the orchestra has performed admission free concerts for the public in professional venues throughout Los Angeles, with audiences totaling more than 4,000 annually. The orchestra additionally embraces a multi-media approach to presenting outreach concert assemblies through its Music 360º Program.

Musicians are selected each year through blind auditions adjudicated by members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and other eminent Los Angeles–based musicians. Orchestra members receive a scholarship to support their studies. Over the years, approximately 3,000 young musicians have played with the Debut Orchestra. The Debut alumni in orchestras around the world illustrate the importance and success of the training they receive. To learn how to become a member, visit Audition.

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