Orchestra Musicians

Music Director and Conductor
Toshiyuki Shimada

Concertmaster
Stephan Tieszen

Violin I
Ken Hayashi (Asst. CM) 
Nancy Allen Ziemski (NR) 
Marianne Vogel (NR)
Simon Bilyk
Kathryn Fausel 
Lisa Gray
Gwyneth Haydock (LOA)
Jung Eun Kang
Gregory Tompkins
Heather Yanovitch (S)
Denise Chividian (S)

Violin II
Joan Winters (P)
Nuri Lim (AP)
Nathaniel Brown
Emily Franz
Gabriel Kastelle
Lydia Lee Villarreal
Cynthia Smith
Karen Stokke (LOA)
Ariana Straznicky
Ann Gerrietts (S)
Meghan O'Connor-Miller (S)

Viola
Barbara Wiggin (P)
Hannah Ross (AP)
John Biatowas  
Amy Jones 
Rebecca Johnson
Andrew Knebel
Carol Pearson
Steven Sergi

Cello
Christine Coyle (Acting Principal)
Corinne Cunha (AP)
Jenna Calabro
Laura Cetilia
Matilda Petrela       
Nara Shahbazyan
Leah E. Thomas

Bass
Thomas Green (P)
Jordan Calixto (AP) 
Ryan Ford
Lou Golston
James P. Hunter, Jr.
David Szych

Flute
Nancy Chaput (P)
Clare Iannotta Nielsen
Cheryl Six (Piccolo)

Oboe
Carla Parodi (P)
Marta Boratgis
Olav van Hezewijk (English Horn)

Clarinet
Kelli O’Connor (P)
Jonathan Towne
Andrew Grenci (Bass Clarinet)

Bassoon
Tracy McGinnis (P) 
Cheryl Banker
Rebecca Noreen (Contrabassoon)

Horn
Matt Muehl-Miller (P)
Matt Melone (AP)
Bryce Nakaoka 
Brian Nichols
Joshua Michal

Trumpet
Thomas Brown (P) 
Stephen Owens
Gino Villarreal
Richard J. Dumas

Trombone
Terrence Fay (P)
Mark Weaver

Bass Trombone
Victor Johnson

Tuba
Gary Sienkiewicz (P)

Timpani
Kuljit Rehncy

Percussion
Connie Coghlan (P) 
John Frascarelli (AP)
Christopher Smith

Piano
Gary Chapman (P)

Librarian
John Biatowas

Recording Engineer
Kuljit Rehncy

Personnel Manager
Richard Dumas

(P) Principal
(P*) Acting Principal
(AP) Assistant Principal
(NR) Non-rotating
(S) Substitute

(LOA)  Leave of Absence

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Symphony Orchestra
289 State Street
New London, CT 06320

Phone: 860-443-2876

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The ECSO operates with additional support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.