In the realm of chamber music, no composer has ever united intellectual clarity and heartfelt vulnerability better than Brahms, as evidenced by his wistful Clarinet Quintet. Schumann’s intimate First Piano Trio belongs in that same rare class.
Mae Lin joined the Seattle Symphony in 2008 as a member of the second violin section. Having grown up in Bellevue, she was very excited to return home to join her hometown symphony.
Born in Riga, Latvia, into a family of violinists, Artur Girsky began playing violin at age 5.
German violinist Cordula Merks joined the first violin section of the Seattle Symphony in May of 2011.
Principal Violist of the Seattle Symphony since the 1992-1993 season, Susan Gulkis Assadi enjoys a varied career as an orchestral player, chamber musician, soloist and teacher.
Principal Cello of the Seattle Symphony since fall 2011, Baltacıgil was previously Associate Principal Cello of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 2003.
Before joining the Seattle Symphony in 2009, Assistant Principal Cello Meeka Quan DiLorenzo held the title of Associate Principal Cello of the Utah Symphony for five seasons.
Korean-born Canadian cellist Eric Han made his concerto debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the age of 14.
Korean American pianist Jessica Choe began her musical studies at the age of 3 in Seoul, Korea where she was a prize winner in several national piano competitions including the Samick National Piano Competition, the Korea Daily Times Piano Competition and the Korean Department of Education Music Competition.