The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra welcomes seven new musicians to its roster for the 2016-17 season. The appointments are in the bass, cello, clarinet, oboe, and bass trombone sections.
MAX BLAIR, associate principal oboe, is a graduate of the Juilliard School and was a fellow at the New World Symphony for two seasons.
JOSEPH CAMPAGNA, bass, was a member of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra from 2011 to 2016 and is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music.
WILL CHOW, cello, is a 2016 graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music. This is his first professional orchestra position.
JEFFREY DEE, principal bass trombone, played in the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra from 2007 to 2016, and in the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra from 2002 to 2007.
VICTORIA LUPERI, associate principal clarinet, was principal clarinet with the Fort Worth Symphony from 2006 to 2016, and with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra from 2002 to 2006.
BRANDON McLEAN, associate principal bass, has held posts as principal bass, Colorado Symphony Orchestra; associate principal bass, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra; and assistant principal bass, Florida Orchestra. He was a fellow at the New World Symphony from 2008 to 2011.
KARISSA ZADINSKY, cello, is finishing her studies at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles. This is her first professional orchestra position.
Posted July 28, 2016