Artistic: National Symphony

Posted on: September 6, 2016

The National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.) has announced three additions to its roster of musicians, effective September 6: PETER CAIN, bass clarinet/clarinet; EUGENA CHANG, section cello; ROBERT REARDEN, second horn.

Peter Cain was most recently with the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra, where he had served as acting second clarinet/E-flat clarinet since 2015. Prior to Columbus he held posts with the Dayton (Ohio) and Knoxville (Tenn.) symphony orchestras. Cain attended Vanderbilt University and the University of Minnesota, subsequently earning a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Eugena Chang had been a member of the Minnesota Orchestra’s cello section since 2007, when she graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music. Winner of numerous scholarships, prizes, and awards, she has appeared as a recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist in venues across the U.S., and made her Paris recital debut in 2009 at the Auditorium du Louvre.   

Robert Rearden was principal horn in the Florida Orchestra from 2010 to 2016. A former fellow in the New World Symphony, he has performed with the Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras; appeared frequently as guest principal horn in the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; and played at such festivals as Aspen and Tanglewood. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Rearden received a master’s degree and an artist diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music. 

Posted September 6, 2016