Artistic: Colorado Symphony

Posted on: September 28, 2010

The Colorado Symphony has announced five additions to its playing roster for 2010-11. Three of these are tenure-track appointments, and two are one-year replacements for musicians on sabbatical. RACHEL HARDING-KLAUS, named to the assistant concertmaster post, is a native of Chicago who has garnered top prizes in numerous competitions and performed as soloist with the Kalamazoo (Mich.), Corpus Christi (Tex.), and Asheville (N.C.) symphony orchestras. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music. BROOK ELLEN SCHOENWALD, principal flute, completed a three-year fellowship at the New World Symphony last May, prior to which she served as principal flute in the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, acting principal in the Knoxville Symphony, and guest principal with the Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Grand Teton Music Festival symphony orchestras. Schoenwald earned her master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University, holds undergraduate and performance degrees from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, and spent four summers as a fellow at Tanglewood Music Center. NICHOLAS RECUBER, assistant principal bass, served previously as principal bass in the Santa Barbara Symphony, spent two years as a fellow at the New World Symphony, and has performed with the San Francisco Symphony. Following a bachelor’s degree in jazz studies from Rowan University (Glassboro, N.J.) he earned a master’s degree in classical bass from The Juilliard School and a graduate certificate from the University of Southern California. A one-year post as replacement second bassoon and assistant principal bassoon has gone to AARON APAZA. An alumnus of the New World Symphony, he received his training at the Curtis Institute of Music and Yale University. Also serving in a one-year post, as assistant horn, is RACHEL CHILDERS. She is a teaching artist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, active as a studio musician in L.A., and a member of California’s Fresno Philharmonic and the Long Beach and Marin symphony orchestras. Childers holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Michigan.        

Photo of Rachel Harding-Klaus courtesy of the Colorado Symphony

Posted September 28, 2010