Seattle Chamber Music Society

James Ehnes, Artistic Director / Toby Saks, Associate Artistic Director

Martin Beaver
Canadian violinist Martin Beaver was the first violinist of the Tokyo String Quartet from 2002-2013, a founding member of the Toronto String Quartet and Triskelion, and has participated in events with the Boston [...]
James Ehnes
Known for his virtuosity and probing musicianship, violinist James Ehnes has performed in over 30 countries on five continents, appearing regularly in the world’s great concert halls and with many of the most [...]
Augustin Hadelich
Augustin Hadelich gave a sensational debut with the New York Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert at the Bravo! Vail Valley Festival in 2010, and was immediately re-engaged to play in Vail in 2011 and at the Caramoor [...]
Stefan Jackiw
Stefan Jackiw has appeared as soloist with the Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco symphony orchestras, among others, and he has collaborated with such renowned conductors as Marin [...]
Erin Keefe
Winner of the 2006 Avery Fisher Career Grant, American violinist Erin Keefe is a top prize winner of several International Competitions, she recently took the Grand Prizes in the 2007 Torun International Violin Competition (Poland), the 2006 Schadt [...]
Ida Levin
Ida Levin has performed at the White House for President Reagan, at Carnegie Hall as soloist with the American Symphony Orchestra and the New York String Orchestra, and with the orchestras of St. Louis, Utah, [...]
Stephen Rose
Stephen Rose is Principal Second Violin of the Cleveland Orchestra, which he joined in 1997 as a member of the first violin section. From 1992-96, Mr. Rose was the first violinist of the Everest Quartet, top [...]
Amy Schwartz Moretti
Amy Schwartz Moretti performs extensively appearing at artist series and music festivals across North America and in Europe. As violin winner of the Irving M. Klein International String Competition, she made her recital debut at the San Miguel de [...]
Emily Daggett Smith
Violinist Emily Daggett Smith won first place in the Juilliard concerto competition and made her New York concerto debut in Alice Tully Hall, playing the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra, under the [...]
Alexander Velinzon
A native of St. Petersburg, violinist Alexander Velinzon was appointed as the Concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony in 2012. Prior to that, he served as an Assistant Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. [...]
Andrew Wan
In August of 2008, Andrew Wan was named concertmaster of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (OSM). His relationship with the orchestra began with performances of Elgar’s Violin Concerto, hailed as one of the top two musical moments of 2007 by [...]
Rebecca Albers
Violist Rebecca Albers has performed throughout North America, Asia and Western Europe. Her performances have been seen on national television in the United States and China and heard on National Public Radio and [...]
Roberto Díaz
Roberto Díaz holds the position of President and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music. As a professor of viola at Curtis and former principal violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Mr. Díaz has already had a [...]
Michael Klotz
Michael Klotz was born in Rochester, NY, and is the violist of the Amernet String Quartet, Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami. Since making his solo debut with the Rochester [...]
Richard O'Neill
Violist Richard O’Neill is an EMMY Award Winner, two-time GRAMMY nominee and Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient; he has appeared as soloist with the London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Euro-Asian Philharmonics, the BBC, KBS and Korean Symphony [...]
Cynthia Phelps
Cynthia Phelps is Principal Violist of the New York Philharmonic and has been a frequent concerto soloist with that orchestra at home and on tour, and with the Minnesota Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Orquestra [...]
Jonathan Vinocour
Jonathan Vinocour joined the San Francisco Symphony as Principal Violist in 2009, having previously served as principal violist of the Saint Louis Symphony and guest principal violist of the Leipzig Gewandhaus [...]
Geraldine Walther
Violist of the Takács String Quartet since 2005 (currently in residence at University of Colorado at Boulder), Geraldine Walther was the Principal Violist of the San Francisco Symphony for twenty nine years and has [...]
Julie Albers
Julie Albers has performed in recital and with orchestras throughout North America, Europe, Korea, Taiwan, Australia, and New Zealand. Recent performances have included debuts on the San Francisco Performances [...]
Edward Arron
Edward Arron has appeared in recital, as a soloist with orchestra, and as a chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. The 2012-2013 season marks Mr. Arron’s tenth season as the artistic [...]
Efe Baltacıgil
Efe Baltacıgil was acclaimed by audiences and critics alike in February 2005 when he and pianist Emanuel Ax performed Beethoven's Cello Sonata No. 1 at a Philadelphia Orchestra concert with only 10 minutes of [...]
William De Rosa
A champion of contemporary music, cellist William DeRosa has performed internationally with numerous orchestras including the Los Angeles and Florida Philharmonics; the Symphony Orchestras of Milwaukee, Utah and San [...]
Robert deMaine
Robert deMaine was appointed Principal Cello of the Los Angeles Philharmonic by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel in 2012. Mr. deMaine has distinguished himself as one of the finest and most versatile musicians of his generation, having performed [...]
Amit Peled
Israeli cellist Amit Peled, a musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence, is acclaimed as one of the most exciting instrumentalists on the concert stage today. Mr. Peled has performed as a soloist [...]
Ronald Thomas
Ronald Thomas enjoys an active and varied career as performer, teacher and artistic administrator. He is the co-founder and Artistic Director Emeritus of the Boston Chamber Music Society, Principal Cellist of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and [...]
Bion Tsang
Bion Tsang, winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Bronze Medal in the IX International Tchaikovsky Competition, has appeared with the New York, Moscow and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestras, the Atlanta, [...]
Inon Barnatan
Pianist Inon Barnatan has established an international reputation as a pianist of uncommon depth and maturity. Born in Tel Aviv, Barnatan has earned acclaim in a variety of repertoire from Beethoven to Messiaen to [...]
Jon Kimura Parker
Internationally acclaimed pianist Jon Kimura Parker was born, raised and educated in Vancouver. Jon Kimura Parker has performed as guest artist with the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, The [...]
Max Levinson
Max Levinson has performed as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, St. Louis Symphony, Detroit Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, Indianapolis [...]
Adam Neiman
American pianist Adam Neiman is hailed as one of the premiere pianists of his generation, praised for possessing a truly rare blend of power, bravura, imagination, sensitivity, and technical precision. With an established international career and an [...]
Jeewon Park
Jeewon Park made her debut at the age of 12 performing Chopin’s First Piano Concerto with the Korean Symphony Orchestra, and has since performed at Weill Recital Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, [...]
Anna Polonsky
Anna Polonsky is widely in demand as a soloist and chamber musician. She has appeared with the Moscow Virtuosi, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Memphis Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra [...]
Orion Weiss
Pianist Orion Weiss is one of the most sought-after soloists and collaborators in his generation of young American musicians. His deeply felt and exceptionally crafted performances go far beyond his technical [...]
Jordan Anderson
Double Bass
Jordan Anderson has been Principal Bass of the Seattle Symphony since 2000. He has a Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Harold Robinson, Principal Bass of the [...]
Jeffrey Fair
Jeffrey Fair has been Principal Horn of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra since January 2013 and a member of the Orchestra since 2003. He also performs in the pit with the Seattle Opera and has served as Principal [...]
Derek Bermel
Grammy-nominated composer and clarinetist Derek Bermel, was recently appointed Artistic Director of the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.  Also Director of Copland House’s Cultivate and Composer-in-Residence at Mannes College, he was [...]
Anthony McGill
Just named Principal Clarinet of the New York Philharmonic effective September 15, 2014, Anthony McGill served as Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for the past decade and has been recognized as [...]
Ricardo Morales
Ricardo Morales joined the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2003 as principal clarinet. Prior to that, he was principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, a position he assumed at the age of twenty-one under the [...]
Seth Krimsky
Seth Krimsky joined the Seattle Symphony in 1986, and was appointed to the position of Principal Bassoon in 1990.  An active chamber music performer, Mr. Krimsky shares a long and happy association with the Seattle [...]
Stéphane Lévesque
Born in Montréal in 1972, Stéphane has held the position of Principal bassoon with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (OSM) since 1998. He has also served as Principal bassoon with the Saito Kinen Orchestra, the [...]
Lorna McGhee
Scottish-born Lorna McGhee was formerly co-principal flute of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, a position she held until immigrating to Canada in 1998. She has performed as guest principal with many orchestras, including [...]
Valerie Muzzolini Gordon
Valerie Muzzolini Gordon has been a member of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra since 2000 and has held the position of Principal Harp of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra since the age of twenty-three. In demand both nationally and internationally, [...]
David Gordon
David Gordon is Principal Trumpet of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and of the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, Chicago. As a soloist, Gordon has appeared with the symphony orchestras of Seattle, Grant Park, and [...]
Jens Lindemann
Jens Lindemann is hailed as one of the most celebrated soloists in his instrument's history and was recently named "International Brass Personality of the [...]
Carson Keeble
Carson is currently the Instructor of Low Brass at Willamette University and Principal Trombone for Orchestra Next.  He has in the past held membership in the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and the New Mexico Symphony [...]
Ko-ichiro Yamamoto
Born in Tokyo and beginning his studies at age 12 with his father, Japanese trombonist Ko-ichiro Yamamoto is now the principal trombonist of the Seattle Symphony, a faculty member of the University of Washington [...]
Michael Werner
Michael Werner is Principal Percussion of the Seattle Symphony. He began his career as Principal Percussion with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, followed by 13 years with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He has [...]
Jeff Kready
Jeff Kready was last seen on the Seattle stage in the national tour of Billy Elliot the Musical, where he played Tony, Billy’s older brother. He is currently performing in the award-winning new Broadway musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and [...]
Hyunah Yu
Known for her lyric voice, impeccable musicianship, and readiness to explore new repertoire, the South Korean-born American soprano, Hyunah Yu, first received a degree in molecular biology from the University of [...]
Allyson McHardy
Mezzo-soprano Allyson McHardy’s repertoire encompasses roles from productions by Rossini, Handel, Caldara, Verdi, Mozart and Bizet as well as orchestral pieces by Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, and Elgar among many other [...]
Nicholas Phan
The American tenor, Nicholas Phan, is a graduate of the University of Michigan. He also studied at the Manhattan School of Music and the Aspen Music Festival and School, and is an alumnus of the Houston Grand Opera [...]
James Westman
James Westman is a Verdi-baritone and is most known for his interpretations of the Verdi, Puccini, and bel canto operatic repertoire, with his signature role being Germont in La traviata which he has [...]