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Debut Orchestra Members - 2013-2014 Season

Violin I
Heidi Hatch, concertmaster
Finn Bordal
Robby Gleiser
Sarah Kuo
Marina Lenau
Margeaux Maloney
Luke Santonastaso
Mona Tian

Violin II
Hui-Ying Ma *
Marie Hébert
Ashley Hoe
Hyun Shil Kim
Yuiko Grace Nakano
Alex Regalado
Goeun Shin

Matthew Cohen *
Ben Bartelt
Georgi Dimitrov
Chu Young Kim
Dan Liu

Christopher DeFazio
Pierre Derycz
Songhee Lee
Thomas Lovasz

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

Catherine Baker *
Elizabeth Lu

Rachel Van Amburgh *
Ben Brogadir

Benjamin Adler *
Richard Dobeck

Alex Rosales Garcia *
Brittany Seits

French Horn
John Shawger *
Elyse Lauzon
Aija Mattson
Carrie Rexroat

John Bhatia *
John Allen
Evan Walsh

Daniel DeVere *
David Ferneau
Chris Hernacki
Jake Kraft

Robert Mortenson *

Caleb Conner *
Elizabeth Kosko

Brice Burton *
Elizabeth Kosko
Matthew Richards
Andrew Stenvall

Elizabeth Zosseder *

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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