New hires under Christopher Warren-Green refresh roster of Charlotte Symphony

Posted on: October 5, 2015

In Friday’s (10/2) Charlotte Observer (North Carolina), Lawrence Toppman writes, “Anyone who follows the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra knows the brass section sounds bolder, cleaner and more cohesive since Christopher Warren-Green took over as music director in 2010. Auditions have been held for 12 full-time positions (out of 62 in the orchestra) during his tenure, and six have been for brass players…. Principal trumpet [John] Parker came during Warren-Green’s tenure. So did second trumpet Tristan Clarke, principal tuba Aubrey Foard, principal bass trombone Scott Harman, second horn Byron Johns and assistant/utility horn Andrew Fierova…. The CSO has made key hires elsewhere. Three of the five string principals—second violinist Oliver Kot, violist Benjamin Geller and double-bassist Kurt Riecken—are relatively new. ‘Every section in that orchestra is even (in quality) now,’ says Warren-Green.”

Posted October 5, 2015