CLE E H T
Meet the Musicians Cleveland Orchestra musicians participate in a variety of community and education activities beyond the weekly orchestral concerts at Severance Hall. These activities include masterclasses and recitals, PNC Musical Rainbows, the Learning Through Music school partnership program, and coaching the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROGER MASTROIANNI
bassoon BORN: Rockford, Illinois ROLE MODEL: My teacher K. David Van
Hoesen, singers Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Fritz Wunderlich, Maria Callas. ON MY MP3 PLAYER: Shostakovich string quartets, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis. CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA HIGHLIGHT: Wagner’s Siegfried in concert with Christoph von Dohnányi. FREE TIME: Competitive running, coffee roasting, gardening, reading. BIG DREAM: That great orchestral music will always nourish people’s spirits. FAVORITE ORCHESTRAL WORK: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
BORN: West Islip, Long Island, New York WHY A MUSICIAN: Loved it
and was good at it. ROLE MODEL: My father. CLEVE. ORCH. HIGHLIGHT:
Playing Strauss’s opera Der Rosenkavalier. FREE TIME: Spending time with family,
running, working on my old car. ON MY MP3 PLAYER: Don’t have one. FAVORITE ORCHESTRAL WORK:
Richard Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel.
Severance Hall 2012-13
BORN: Regensburg, Germany ROLE MODELS: Pierre Boulez, for the grace-
ful way in which he combines razor-sharp intellect with heart; Madonna, for controlling every aspect of her own existence while still being culturally relevant. ON MY MP3 PLAYER: Radiohead, Lady Gaga, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Pink Martini. WHY A MUSICIAN: I was better at playing the violin than I was at anything else; I am a musician by default. FREE TIME: I like to read, watch movies, and exercise.
Meet the Musicians