Artistic: Seattle Symphony

Posted on: August 8, 2019

The Seattle Symphony has announced four new musician appointments, the first to be made by new Music Director Thomas Dausgaard: EDUARDO RIOS as first assistant concertmaster, LUKE FIEWEGER as associate principal bassoon, and WILL LANGLIE-MILETICH as section bass. SYDNEY ADEDAMOLA will join the orchestra for a one-year position in the second violin section.

Winner of the 2015 Sphinx Competition, violinist Eduardo Rios was previously a resident fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Rios began playing the violin at age ten and made his solo debut at age fourteen with the National Symphony Orchestra of Peru. He studied violin in Peru at the National Conservatory, and received a bachelor of music and artist diploma at the Colburn School Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles. Rios made his U.S. debut in 2015 with the Houston Symphony. Additional solo engagements include performances with the Nashville Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Orchestra of the Americas, Chattanooga Symphony, and the National Repertory Orchestra.

Prior to joining the Seattle Symphony, bassoonist Luke Fieweger completed the joint five-year bachelor of arts/masters of music program between Harvard University and the New England Conservatory, earning a BA in neurobiology from Harvard while studying towards a master of music at the Conservatory. He pursued further studies as an artist diploma candidate at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. His chamber music experience includes performances with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Boston Symphony, as well as with a Bach cantata series in Boston, and concerts with the improvisation-based ensemble Survivor’s Breakfast. Festival appearances include the Tanglewood Music Center, Music Academy of the West, and New York String Orchestra Seminar.

Posted August 8, 2019