An unsigned article in Saturday’s (6/21) Edwardsville Intelligencer (Illinois) reports that the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has appointed David Kim assistant principal cello, and that Christopher Dwyer and Julie Thayer have been named to the horn section. All appointments are effective with the start of the 2014-15 season. Kim, who started with the St. Louis Symphony in 1999, holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School, where he served as principal cellist of the Juilliard Orchestra. Dwyer was previously second horn at the Jacksonville and New Mexico symphony orchestras and principal horn at the Sarasota Opera Orchestra. He is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music. Thayer was most recently acting fourth horn with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She has held positions with the Houston and Harrisburg symphonies and has been a regular guest with the San Diego and Atlanta symphonies, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, and Houston Grand Opera. Thayer graduated from the Eastman School of Music and received further training at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.
Posted June 23, 2014