Artistic: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Posted on: November 20, 2019

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has appointed two new principal musicians: RAINER EUDEIKIS as principal cello and ZHENWEI SHI as principal viola. ZACHARY BOEDING has been named associate principal oboe. One-year engagements have been announced for three musicians: Brittany Conrad, bass; Sheela Iyengar, first violin; and Jeremy Buckler, trombone.

Rainer Eudeikis was previously principal cello at the Utah Symphony, serving for five seasons. Eudeikis has performed as principal cello at the Mainly Mozart Festival, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, and Colorado’s Central City Opera. A Texas native, Eudeikis began cello studies at age six. Following studies in Colorado, he attended the University of Michigan, completing his bachelor of music degree in three years with highest honors. He received his master of music degree from Indiana University. In 2014, Eudeikis completed his artist diploma at the Curtis Institute of Music, studying with Carter Brey and Peter Wiley.

Zhenwei Shi has performed as a solo violist and chamber musician at venues including Buckingham Palace, Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, and Shanghai Concert Hall. Shi began his viola studies at the Middle School of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. He attended the Royal Academy of Music in London with a full scholarship for undergraduate studies with Paul Silverthorne, Roger Chase, and Juan-Miguel Hernandez. After graduating with honors, he attended San Francisco Conservatory for master’s degree studies.

Zachary Boeding joins the Atlanta Symphony from the San Antonio Symphony, where he was assistant principal/second oboe. A native of Kansas City, Boeding has performed with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Grand Teton Festival Orchestra, and Los Angeles Philharmonic as well as the Kansas City, Princeton, and Bay Atlantic symphonies. He was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and a core member of The Orchestra Now (TŌN), an orchestra training program at Bard College in New York.

Posted November 20, 2019