The Kennedy Center

The National Symphony Orchestra
National Trustees

Summer Music Institute
July 2 – July 30, 2018


Celebrating 25 Years!

2018 Roster Announcement:

Violin

Daisy Abbott, California
Adeline Baban, Virginia
Amelia Bailey, Virginia
Anna Black, Idaho
Eliana Estrada, California
Ángel Gómez, Puerto Rico
Aaron Greene, Washington
Diane Jo, California
Junia Jonsdottir, Iceland
Raunak Kumar, Georgia
Josh Liu, South Carolina
Christopher Magne, Bolivia
Leah Mitchell, Maryland
Chelsie Park, California
George Pekarsky, Virginia
Sanem Reinhardt, Arizona
José Sequeira, Costa Rica
Eleanor Sturm, Nevada
Jacey Yang, California
Man Yin Yeung, Hong Kong
Gabriel Yu, Virginia
Renee Zhang, Oregon

Viola

Gabby Cioca, Arizona
Benjamin Freedman, New York
Zachary Kaufman, Florida
Isabelle Lesmana, Virginia
Gabrielle Malaniak, South Carolina
Brian Shoop, South Carolina
Nicholas Wilbur, Colorado
Randy Zhang, Oregon

Cello

Romain-Olivier Gray, Virginia
Alexandra He, Pennsylvania
Colin Hill, Virginia
Kaylee Jeong, Oregon
Laufey Jonsdottir, Iceland
Abigail Lorimier, Florida
Edward Oh, California
Samantha Powell, Texas Sophia Rightmer, Arizona

Bass

Payton Dziekan, South Carolina
Angela Leeper, Georgia

Harp

Kari Novilla, Tennessee

Flute

Yuna Hatano, New York
Morgan Monty, South Carolina
Arin Sarkissian, California

Oboe

Mickenna Keller, Michigan
Nathaniel Wolff, Georgia

Clarinet

Zachary Gassenheimer, Florida
Aaron Lee, Virginia

Bassoon

Ryan Goodwin, Tennessee
Kathleen Moran, California

Horn

Andrew Angelos, Washington
Wesley Ballard, Pennsylvania
Peter McFarland, Indiana
Elisabeth Pesavento, Washington  

Trumpet

Andrew Dame, New York
Shane O’Brien, California

Trombone

Katie Franke, Virginia
Felix Regalado, Florida

Bass Trombone

Colton Johnson, Louisiana

Tuba

Bridget Conley, South Carolina

See them perform here:

  • Tuesday, July 10 – Concerto Finalists Concert [Millennium Stage]
  • 1st Orchestra Concert: Sunday, July 15 at 6 pm – Kennedy Center Concert Hall
    • L. Bernstein – Overture from Candide
    • A. Dvořák – Symphony 9 in E minor, Op. 95 “New World”
  • Wednesday, July 18 – Chamber Music Concert [Millennium Stage]
  • Sunday, July 22 – Chamber Music Concert [Millennium Stage]
  • Wednesday, July 25 – Chamber Music Concert [Millennium Stage]
  • Friday, July 27 – Chamber Music Concert [Millennium Stage]
  • 2nd Orchestra Concert: Sunday, July 29 at 6 pm – Kennedy Center Concert Hall
    • G. Verdi – La forza del destino
    • Concerto TBA
    • J. Brahms – Symphony 4 in E minor, Op. 98