Cleveland Orchestra fills four ensemble positions

Posted on: May 6, 2011

“The Cleveland Orchestra is getting larger, or at least closer to its former size,” writes Zachary Lewis in Friday’s (5/6) Plain Dealer. “This week, the orchestra and music director Franz Welser-Möst announced the appointment of four new members, including three violinists and a new principal percussionist. One of the players, violinist Katherine Bormann, has already started. Bormann took her seat in the first violin section in March after leaving her post as concertmaster of the New World Symphony in Miami, where the orchestra maintains a long-term residency. She holds degrees from Rice University and the Juilliard School of Music. Next in line is violinist Jeffrey Zehngut, who’ll join the second violin section in August, during the 2011 Blossom Festival. … Beginning at the start of the 2011-12 Severance Hall season will be first violinist Ying Fu. … Lastly, next season will mark the debut of Jacob Nissly as the Cleveland Orchestra’s new principal percussionist. He’s replacing Richard Weiner, who’s retiring at the end of this season after 48 years.”

Posted May 6, 2011