Cleveland Orchestra Appoints New Viola, Percussion and Flute Players

Classic Arts News   Cleveland Orchestra Appoints New Viola, Percussion and Flute Players
 
The Cleveland Orchestra and its Music Director, Franz Welser-M‹st, have announced three new hires. Saeran St. Christopher will join the flute section in July; Marc Damoulakis has been appointed to the percussion section, effective August; and Joanna Patterson will join the viola section in September.

Flutist St. Christopher has played with the Cleveland Orchestra (on a freelance basis), the Blossom Festival Band and the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, among others. She is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Cleveland Orchestra principal flute Joshua Smith.

Percussionist Damoulakis has most recently played with the New York Philharmonic and served as principal timpanist of the Long Island Philharmonic and assistant principal percussionist of the Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) Symphony. He was co-principal percussionist of the New World Symphony from 1999 to 2003. He is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and has studied with Chris Lamb, Duncan Patton, James Preiss and Frank Epstein.

Violist Patterson was most recently principal viola of the Canton (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra; she was also principal viola of the Sarasota Music Festival Orchestra in Florida in 2003. She is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Cleveland Orchestra principal viola Robert Vernon.


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