Seven musicians join Boston Symphony Orchestra

Posted on: July 25, 2022

“The Boston Symphony Orchestra has welcomed three new violinists, a cellist, an assistant librarian, and two clarinetists,” reports Susan Elliott in Thursday’s (7/21) Musical America (subscription required). “Jung-Eun (Jenny) Ahn, a native of Seoul, South Korea, has been playing with the orchestra and the Boston Pops intermittently since 2014, and came on full-time in March.… She has also played with the Chicago Symphony and Canada’s National Arts Center Orchestra…. Assistant librarian Russell Allyn is a onetime Tanglewood orchestra library fellow who has worked in the libraries of the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, BSO, and Minnesota Orchestra. Cellist Will Chow, from San Francisco, arrives after serving as principal cello of the Pittsburgh Symphony, which he joined in 2016…. Second clarinet Christopher Elchico holds [degrees] from UCLA and … the Jacobs School of Music…. He has performed with the major orchestras of Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Kansas City and with Houston Grand Opera. Bass clarinet Andrew Sandwick, with the Dallas Symphony since 2018 and the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra beforehand, has [performed with] the orchestras of Cleveland, Los Angeles, and San Francisco…. Violinist Takumi Taguchi is a recent graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he served as co-concertmaster of the Curtis Symphony…. He has been a soloist with the Seattle Symphony, his hometown orchestra, and performed chamber music…. Violinist Sophie Wang hails from Irmo, South Carolina, and has performed with the South Carolina Philharmonic, where she was senior assistant concertmaster; she also served as assistant principal second violin of the Columbus (OH) Symphony Orchestra.”