Nathan Ukens, born and raised in Tulsa, OK, is currently Fourth Horn in the New Mexico Philharmonic and acting Principal horn of the Santa Fe Symphony. Nathan began his musical studies at the age of 6 on piano and eventually landed on the Horn. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2010 with a Masters of Music where he studied with Gregory Hustis, Principal Horn of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He received his Bachelors or Music from Oklahoma State University in 2008 under the instruction of Lanette Lopez Compton, Fourth Horn of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra.

 

Nathan has performed with many other orchestras including Music in the Mountains Classical Music Festival where he is currently Fourth Horn, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra were he was previously Fourth Horn, Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Wind Symphony and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Nathan also performs with local Albuquerque music organizations like Church of Beethoven, Chatter, and the Figueroa Project. While living in Stillwater, OK, Nathan recorded several tracks with a band called Other Lives which can be heard on their debut album Other Lives released in April 2009 by TBD Records. Subsequently one of these tracks, Black Tables, was featured in the ABC series Ugly Betty as well as the ABC series Grey’s Anatomy. In his free time, Nathan spends his afternoons hitting tennis balls for his two 35 mile per hour couch potatoes (whippets) Lorelei and Bentley.

 

Our Musicians

Krzysztof Zimowski

Concertmaster

David Felberg, violin

David Felberg

Associate Concertmaster

Phillip Coonce

Violin

Jonathan Amerding

Violin

Kerri Lay

Violin

Linda Boivin

Violin

Barbara Rivers

Violin

Nicolle Maniaci

Violin

Barbara Scalf Morris

Barbara Scalf Morris

Violin

Carol Swift-Matton, violin

Carol Swift-Matton

Assistant Principal 2nd Violin

Ikuko Kanda, violin

Ikuko Kanda

Violin

Justin Pollak

Violin

Julanie Lee

Violin

Iris McDowell

Violin

Roberta Branagan

Violin

Sheila McLay

Violin

Daniel Brandt, Violin

Daniel Brandt (on leave)

Violin

Susan French

Violin

Gary Logsdon

Principal Viola

Kimberly Fredenburgh

Assistant Principal Viola

Nicholas Hill

Viola

Christine Rancier, Viola

Christine Rancier

Viola

Virginia Lawrence

Viola

Willy Sucre

Viola

Lisa DiCarlo

Viola

Joan Zucker

Principal Cello

Carla Lehmeier Tatum, cello

Carla Lehmeier Tatum

Cello

Joel Becktell

Cello

David Schepps, Cello

David Schepps

Cello

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Dana Winograd

Cello

Lisa Collins

Cello

Peggy Wells

Cello

Jean-Luc Matton

Principal Bass

Mark Tatum

Assistant Principal Bass

Katherine Olszowka

Bass

Terry Pruitt

Bass

Derek DeVelder

Bass

Ryan Walter

Bassoon 2

Valerie Potter

Principal Flute

Sara Tutland

Flute 2/ Piccolo

Kevin Vigneau

Principal Oboe

Melissa Peña

Associate Principal/English Horn

James Shields

Principal Clarinet

Lori Lovato

Assistant Principal Clarinet/E-flat Clarinet

Sunshine Simmons

Clarinet 3/Bass Clarinet

Stefanie Przybylska

Principal Bassoon

Denise Turner

Bassoon 2

Peter Ulffers

Principal Horn

Kurt Civilette

Assistant Principal Horn

Nathan Ukens

Horn 4

Niels Galloway

Assistant Horn

John Marchiando

Principal Trumpet

Mark Hyams

Trumpet 2

Jennifer Brynn Rector

Associate Principal Trumpet, Trumpet 3

Debra Taylor, trombone

Debra Taylor (Principal Trombone)

Principal Trombone

Byron Herrington

Trombone 2

David Tall

Bass Trombone

Richard White

Principal Tuba

Douglas Cardwell, Principal Timpani

Douglas Cardwell

Principal Timpani

Jeff Cornelius

Principal Percussion

Kenneth Dean

Percussion 2

Emily Cornelius, Percussion

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Anne Eisfeller (Principal Harp)

Principal Harp