Artistic: Oregon Symphony

Posted on: January 10, 2011

The Oregon Symphony, based in Portland, has announced the addition of four musicians to its roster. EDWARD BOTSFORD, double bass, earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at Rice University and goes to Portland from the Austin Symphony Orchestra. A native of Washington, D.C., he has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra as well as Houston Grand Opera. EMILY COLE, violin, a Seattle native, recently earned a master’s degree from the University of North Texas following undergraduate studies at the University of Texas. She has performed with the Dallas Symphony and the Abilene Philharmonic, among other orchestras. RYAN LEE, violin, holds a bachelor’s degree and an artist diploma from the Colburn School Conservatory in Los Angeles, where he was concertmaster of the Colburn Conservatory Orchestra. A native of northern California, he has also performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Fla. MATTHEW McKAY, percussion, was born in Ypsilanti, Mich., and raised in Fairfax, Va. He goes to Portland from Boston, where he studied at New England Conservatory and Boston University. McKay has performed with the Boston Pops, the Boston Philharmonic, and the San Diego, Jacksonville, and New World symphonies.
Posted January 10, 2011