Jonathan Miller, Cello, Artistic Director
Jonathan Miller (Artistic Director, cello) studied literature at the University of California at Berkeley. After attending a Pablo Casals master class, he dropped out of school to study the cello. Two years later was accepted as a scholarship student at Juilliard School, and then became a pupil of Bernard Greenhouse. Mr. Miller has performed as soloist with the Hartford Symphony; The Boston Pops; The Cape Ann Symphony, North Shore Philharmonic, Newton Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra of Boston. Miller won the Jeunesses Musicales auditions, twice toured the US with the New York String Sextet, and appeared as a member of the Fine Arts Quartet. He performed as a featured soloist at the American Cello Congress in the spring of 1990 at the invitation of Rostropovitch, and also a soloist at the 1996 Congress. Miller has over the years collaborated in many chamber music concerts with distinguished musicians including: violinists Renaud Capucon, Eugene Drucker, Hillary Hahn, Daniel Phillips, Gil Shaham and Joel Smirnoff; violists Yuri Bashment, Roberto Diaz, Paul Doktor, James Dunham, and Kim Kashkashian; and pianists Emanuel Ax and Garrick Ohlson. He is a member of the Gramercy Trio, which has twice received glowing reviews in the New York Times for its New York City performances. The Gramercy Trio has recorded for Naxos, Navona, and Newport Classics labels. Miller has recorded the complete Beethoven Sonatas with Randall Hodgkinson for the Centaur label. He performs on the ex-Pagannini-Piatti Goffriller cello which was made in Venice in 1700 and a bow by Boston maker Beniot Rolland.
Tatiana Dimitriades, violin
Born and raised in New York, Tatiana Dimitriades earned her bachelor's and master's degrees, and an Artist Diploma, from the Indiana University School of Music, where she was awarded the Performer's Certificate in recognition of outstanding musical performance. A recipient of the Lili Boulanger Memorial Award, Ms. Dimitriades has also won the Guido Chigi Saracini Prize, and the Mischa Pelz Prize. Ms. Dimitriades joined the BSO in 1987. She teaches at the Boston Conservatory of Music, and is the concertmaster of the New Philharmonia Orchestra. Her solo performances have included a Carnegie Recital Hall appearance sponsored by the Associated Music Teachers of New York and an appearance as soloist in the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto at the Grand Teton Music Festival.
Clint Foreman, flute
Clint Foreman joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as Second Flute at the start of the 2011-12 season. Formerly a member of the New World Symphony, Clint has performed with the Houston Symphony, Austin Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, and the Florida Grand Opera. He was a Tanglewood Music Center fellow in 2005 and 2006 while concurrently pursuing doctoral studies in the studio of Leone Buyse at Rice University. Clint completed his Master of Music degree as a student of Linda Chesis at the Manhattan School of Music, and he received bachelor's degrees in both music and music education from the University of North Texas where he studied with Mary Karen Clardy.
Rebecca Gitter, viola
Rebecca Gitter began violin studies at the age of seven and viola studies at thirteen. In May 2001 she received her bachelor of music degree from The Cleveland Institute of Music where she was a student of Robert Vernon. While at CIM, she was the recipient of The Institute’s Annual Viola Prize and the Robert Vernon Prize in Viola. Among other honors, she was the 2000 recipient of Toronto’s Ben Steinberg Jewish Musical Legacy Award. Rebecca joined the viola section of The BSO in August 2001.
Julia Glenn, violin
Boston native Julia Glenn has recently joined the Lydian Quartet after teaching for three years at the Tianjin Juilliard School, where she served as violin faculty and was a member of the Tianjin Juilliard Ensemble. Ms. Glenn has appeared at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, Sanders Theatre, Jordan Hall, the Beijing Recital Hall, Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts, and Shanghai Concert Hall. She has recently performed with the Shanghai Camerata, New York New Music Ensemble, ACRONYM, Cantata Profana, members of the Juilliard String Quartet, and Soloists of New England. In January of 2016 she gave the world premiere of Milton Babbitt’s violin concerto to critical acclaim. As the recipient of Juilliard’s 2019 John Erksine Faculty Prize, she is currently working with Chen Yi on a video project to commission and film dance choreography for Chen’s Memory. This past summer she recorded a solo album of new and recent music by Chinese and Chinese-speaking composers. She is a 2018 graduate of Juilliard’s C.V. Starr doctoral program and obtained her master’s from New England Conservatory.
Randall Hodgkinson - piano
Randall Hodgkinson won the International American Music Competition in 1981 and his October 1986 formal New York recital debut at Alice Tully Hall under the competition’s auspices was greeted with critical acclaim. Mr. Hodgkinson has, in recent years, performed with orchestras including those of Philadelphia, Atlanta, Albany, Buffalo, Westchester, Oakland, and Caramoor and has collaborated with such conductors as Leonard Bernstein and Gunther Schuller. 1985 saw his European orchestral debut with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra of Rome. He is a featured artist on the Bosendorfer Concert Series aired over WNYC - FM in New York City and has recorded for the Nonesuch, CRI and New World labels. Mr Hodgkinson studied with Veronica Jochum and Russell Sherman at the New England Conservatory where he now serves on the faculty. He is a member of the Gramercy Trio.
William Hudgins, clarinet
William R. Hudgins (clarinet) joined the BSO in 1992 and was appointed principal clarinet in 1994. He is a member of the BSO Chamber Players. Hudgins has appeared as soloist with the BSO on numerous occasions, performing clarinet concertos by Mozart, Krommer, Weber, Copland, and Bruch. Other solo appearances with the orchestra include Frank Martin’s Concerto for Seven Winds, Timpani, Percussion, and String Orchestra; and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn. Hudgins has also appeared with the Saito Kinen Orchestra and Mito Chamber Orchestra in Japan; Rockport Chamber Music Festival; and recitals and master classes around the United States.Before joining the BSO Hudgins served as principal clarinetist and soloist with the Orquesta Sinfónica Municipal in Caracas, and the Charleston Symphony. He was a member of both the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Charleston and has performed at Il Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy. Hudgins was a Fellow of Tanglewood Music Center and received his bachelor’s degree from Boston University, studying with former BSO principal clarinetist Harold Wright.
Danny Kim, viola
Violist Danny Kim joined the BSO in 2016 and was appointed 3rd chair of the viola section during the 2017-2018 season. He earned his master of music degree in viola performance from Juilliard, studying with Samuel Rhodes. Mr. Kim completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he studied with Sally Chisholm, receiving a B.A. in viola performance and a certificate in East Asian Studies. An alumnus of the Tanglewood Music Center, where he won the Maurice Schwartz Prize, he has participated in such festivals as the Pacific Music Festival, Lucerne, Aspen, and Marlboro and has toured with Musicians from Marlboro. Mr. Kim appeared on Sesame Street with conductor Alan Gilbert and participates in the BSO’s Concerts for Very Young People at Boston Children’s Museum. As an avid chamber musician, he has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota, Concordia Chamber Players, and Pro Arte Quartet.
Julianne Lee, violin
Julianne Lee is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and has recently been awarded the Presser Music Award. Ms. Lee made her solo debut at age 7 with the Lake Placid Symphonietta. She has appeared as soloist with the KBS Symphony Orchestra in Korea and the Baden-Baden Philharmonie in Germany. Ms. Lee has participated at the Marlboro Music Festival, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and a European tour with the Australian Chamber Orchestra as Guest Principal Violist. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in violin performance and a Diploma in viola performance from the Curtis Institute of Music, studying with Victor Danchenko, Joseph Silverstein and Joseph DePasquale. Currently she is pursuing her Masters Degree as a student of Donald Weilerstein and Kim Kashkashian at the New England Conservatory of Music.
Sharan Leventhal, violin
Sharan Leventhal has built an international reputation as a champion of contemporary music. Her more than 100 premieres include works by Schuller, Kraft, Oliveros, and Bainbridge. Her recordings include the entire violin and piano works of Virgil Thomson on the Northeastern Recordings label. Ms. Leventhal has appeared as a soloist with the Boston Pops, the Boston Ballet and the Milwaukee and Vermont Symphonies. She was a founding member of the duo Marimolin, is a member of the Gramercy Trio and has served on the faculty of Michigan State University.
Lucia Lin, violin
Lucia Lin currently enjoys a multi-faceted career of solo engagements, chamber music performances, orchestral concerts with the BSO and teaching at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. Ms. Lin first made her debut at age eleven, performing the Mendelssohn Concerto with the Chicago Symphony and then went on to be a prize winner of numerous competitions, including the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Joining the BSO at the age of 22, she has also held positions as acting concertmaster with the Milwaukee Symphony and Concertmaster with the London Symphony Orchestra for two years. Ms Lin is a founder of the Boston Trio and a member of the Muir String Quartet. A passion for the other arts has prompted her to look into creating projects that make connections across the arts, most recently “In Tandem”, an initiative dedicated to bringing new voices to classical music through commissions of ten composers.
Bracha Malkin, violin
Violinist Bracha Malkin joined the BSO at the start of the 2016-17 season; she has performed worldwide in recital as well as with orchestras in Europe, Russia, Israel, South America, and Japan. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Malkin collaborated with Yuri Bashmet, Irena Grafenauer, Gary Hoffman, and Lynn Harrell in Germany at the Kronberg Academy's "Chamber Music Connects the World 2008." She spent two summers at the Marlboro Music Festival, and has performed at the Menton Music Festival in France, the Delft and Storioni festivals in the Netherlands, and the Academy of Music Summer Festival in Nyack, New York. A prizewinner at the Wieniawski and Paganini International violin competitions, she is a member of the Malkin Duo. Ms. Malkin studied with her father, Isaac Malkin, at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege as well as with Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music, Miriam Fried at Indiana University, and Boris Belkin at the Maastricht Conservatory in the Netherlands.
Thomas Martin, clarinet
Thomas Martin served as principal clarinet of the Alabama Symphony before joining the BSO in 1984 where he is now Associate Principal Clarinet and Principal Clarinet of the Boston Pops. Mr. Martin performs frequently as a recitalist and chamber musician and has been heard on Morning Pro Musica on WGBH. He has appeared in the Prelude Series at Symphony Hall, and Tanglewood and at Longy School of Music and the Gardner Museum.
Ayano Ninomiya, violin
Ayano Ninomiya is a winner of numerous prizes including the Walter Naumburg International Competition, Tibor Varga International Competition, Astral Artists National Auditions, Young Performers Career Advancement, and Lili Boulanger awards. She has performed with orchestras across the U.S., Switzerland, Bulgaria, and most recently in Carnegie Hall, as well as at Marlboro, Ravinia, Moab, Bowdoin, Kingston, Adams (New Zealand), Canberra, and Prussia Cove (England) festivals. Ms. Ninomiya has been featured on Musicians from Marlboro tours in the U.S. and France, and gave a TEDx talk in 2012 at the University of Tokyo. She was first violinist of the Ying Quartet and was Associate Professor at the Eastman School of Music until 2015 when she joined the violin faculty at NEC. As a recipient of the Beebe Fellowship, Ayano studied in Budapest, Hungary, at the Liszt Academy after graduating from Harvard University and The Juilliard School
Charles Overton, Harp
Equally at home in an orchestra or in a jazz club, it is the goal of Boston-based harpist Charles Overton regardless of the genre of music, to create a musical environment that is accessible, exciting and can resonate deeply with any audience. Charles has continued to perform all genres of music and has shared the stage with various groups, artists and orchestras. Charles, when not teaching, looks forward to performing with as many different artists as possible. As a jazz musician he has played in festivals abroad like the Harpes au Max festival in Ancenis, while locally frequenting jazz series like Jazz at Indian Hill, and Mandorla Music’s Dot Jazz Series. As a classical musician, he appears frequently with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with Boston-based ensembles the Walden Chamber Players, and Collage New Music, as well as at the Marlboro Music Festival. Charles was a part of the Experiential orchestra that won a Grammy in 2021 for the Ethyl Smyth piece, and has appeared on the Boston Celebrity Series.
Marcy Rosen - cello
Marcy Rosen made her concerto debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age eighteen. She was a member of the Cantelina Chamber Players and the Mendelssohn Quartet in 1986 when they made their recording debut with String Quartet No. 11 (Dvořák), Op. 61. She has since appeared with the Dallas Symphony, the Phoenix Symphony, the Caramoor Summer Music Festival Orchestra, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, the Jupiter Symphony and Concord Chamber Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall, and the Tokyo Symphony. Rosen has served on the faculties of the North Carolina School of the Arts, the Eastman School of Music, the New England Conservatory of Music and the University of Delaware. She has acted as the artistic co-director of the Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival. As of 2014, Rosen was Assistant Professor of Cello at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and on the Faculty at the Mannes College of Music in New York City, as well as continuing to perform and record professionally.
Marc Ryser, piano
Pianist Marc Ryser performs in North America and Europe. Among the highlights of his solo career are the first performance in Bulgaria of Bela Bartók’s 3rd Piano Concerto, with the Vratsa Philharmonic, and concert tours in Switzerland which have included recitals and concerto performances with the Sinfonietta de Lausanne. He is a founding member of Music-by-the-Sea, a festival and artists’ residency on the Pacific coast of Vancouver Island, now in its seventh season. Mr. Ryser is a member of the piano faculty at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, the Walnut Hill School, the Rivers School Conservatory, and is adjunct piano faculty at Brandeis University. He has appeared as a guest artist at Music from Salem, the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, and with the Walden, MIT, Holy Cross, and Smith College Chamber Players. He is also well known at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada, where he was senior artist and resident collaborative pianist from 2003-2005.
Kristopher Tong, violin
Kristopher Tong began his violin studies in a public elementary school program in Binghamton, NY, later moving to Salt Lake City, where he studied with Leonard Braus. He received his bachelor's degree at Indiana University, studying with with Franco Gulli, Yuval Yaron, and Miriam Fried, and he completed his master's degree at NEC in 2005. Kristopher is the second violinist of the Borromeo String Quartet, in residence at NEC, and member of the chamber music and violin faculties. With the Borromeo String Quartet, he has performed in hundreds of concerts across the United States and around the world. In addition to his quartet appearances, Tong has taught and performed at numerous festivals, including the Taos School of Music, Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, Music@Menlo, and at the Heifetz Institute. Tong has performed on such radio programs as NPR’s "Performance Today," WGBH’s "Classical Performance," and was featured on WGBH’s "Classical Connections" in a series entitled "Why Mass.?" From 2002-2004, Tong was Principal Second Violin with the Verbier Festival Orchestra.
Alexander Velinzon, violin
Alexander Velinzon is the Assistant Concertmaster of the BSO and Boston Pops. A native of St. Petersburg, he began playing the violin at six and graduated from the Leningrad School for Gifted Children. After coming to the US, he continued his studies at the Manhattan School of Music and received his master's degree from Juilliard. Mr. Velinson’s appearances as soloist with orchestra have included the Rondo Chamber Orchestra; the Absolute Ensemble, the Metamorphoses Orchestra, and Chappaqua Symphony; and the National Symphony of Santo Domingo. He has also been heard playing violin concertos of J.S. Bach for the Paul Taylor Dance Company. Mr. Velinzon was a prizewinner in the Heida Hermann International Competition in the United States and in the Tibor Varga International Competition in Switzerland. He made his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall as winner of the Artist International 1996 Young Artists Auditions.
Diane Walsh - piano
Pianist Diane Walsh, whose many awards include the top prizes at the Munich ARD Competition and the Salzburg Mozart Competition, has performed concertos, solo recitals and chamber music concerts worldwide. She has appeared with the Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Berlin radio symphonies, the American, Indianapolis, Austin, Delaware, Syracuse and San Francisco symphonies, and Orpheus, St. Luke's and Prague Virtuosi chamber orchestras. She has given recitals in major venues in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe and Russia, and has made summer festival appearances at Marlboro, Santa Fe, Bard, Chesapeake and many others. She led the Skaneateles Festival as artistic director from 1999 to 2004. Ms. Walsh has performed Beethoven’s Variations on a Waltz of Diabelli well over 200 times, in the Broadway production of 33 Variations, a play by Moisés Kaufman starring Jane Fonda, and in three other productions in Washington, La Jolla and Los Angeles. She can be heard on eighteen recordings; her latest release is a selection of Bach keyboard suites. She was associate professor at Mannes College of Music for 32 years, and in the Fall of 2015 was Visiting Artist at Colby College. She is a Steinway Artist. Diane Walsh lives in Portland, Maine with her husband, the writer Richard Pollak.
Owen Young, cello
Cellist Owen Young joined the BSO in August 1991. He has appeared in the Aspen, Tanglewood, Banff, Davos, Sunflower, Gateway, Brevard, and St. Barth’s music festivals. As soloist he has appeared with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Boston Pops, Salisbury Symphony, Racine Symphony, and San Antonio Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Young is on the faculties of Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory Extension Division, and Longy. He began playing cello at six; his teachers included Eleanor Osborn, Michael Grebanier, Anne Martindale Williams, and Aldo Parisot. A cum laude graduate of Yale University, he served as principal cellist with the Yale Symphony.