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Alexander Onieal, bassoon

Alexander  Onieal  is  currently  the  acting  principal  bassoonist of  the  New  Mexico  Philharmonic  and  has  performed  with many  other  orchestras  including  the  New  York  Philharmonic, Williamsburg  Symphonia  (VA),  Tallahassee  Ballet  Orchestra  (FL), Garden  State  Philharmonic  (NJ),  and  Southeastern Chamber  Orchestra  (AL).  For three  seasons  he  held  the position  of  second  bassoon  with  the  Tallahassee  Symphony  Orchestra.  He  recently  graduated  with  a  Master  of  Music  degree  from  The  Juilliard  School  and  also  holds  a  Bachelor  of  Music  degree  from  Florida  State University.  His  primary  teachers  include  New  York  Philharmonic  principal bassoonist,  Judith  LeClair  and  Jeffrey  Keesecker.

In  2012  Alexander  traveled  to  Muscat,  Oman  to  perform  Puccini’s  La  Boheme  under the  direction  of  Lorin  Maazel  with  the  Castleton  Festival  Orchestra  at  the  Royal Opera  House.  He  has  also  performed  in  other  prestigious  venues  including  Carnegie’s  Isaac  Stern  Auditorium  and  Weill  Recital  Hall,  Avery  Fisher  Hall,  Alice Tully  Hall,  and  Boston  Symphony  Hall.  Alexander  has  had  the  opportunity  to  work with  many  outstanding  conductors  including,  Alan  Gilbert,  Emmanuel  Villuame, Gerard  Schwarz,  Anne  Manson,  Mark  Wigglesworth,  and  David  Afkham.  He  has attended  numerous  summer  programs  including  the  Castleton  Festival,  Bowdoin International  Music  Festival,  Imani  Winds  Chamber  Music  Festival,  Hidden  Valley Music  Seminars,  and  the  Eastern  Music  Festival.

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Krzysztof Zimowski Karen McKinnon Concertmaster Chair
David Felberg Associate Concertmaster
Ana María Quintero Muñoz ++ Associate Concertmaster
Sarah Tasker Assistant Concertmaster
Laura Steiner
Joan Wang
Juliana Huestis
Steve Ognacevic
Kerri Lay +
Bradford Richards
Barbara Barber ++
Barbara Rivers
Nicolle Maniaci
Barbara Scalf Morris

SECOND VIOLIN
Gabriela Fogo •+
Rafael Marzagão •++

Carol Swift ••
Julanie Lee
Anthony Templeton
Liana Austin
Eric Sewell
Lidija Peno-Kelly
Sheila McLay
Heather MacArthur

VIOLA
Laura Chang
Kimberly Fredenburgh ••
Allegra Askew
Christine Rancier
Virginia Lawrence
Willy Sucre +
Joan Hinterbichler
Lisa DiCarlo

BASSOON
Stefanie Przybylska •
Denise Turner

HORN
Peter Erb
Allison Tutton
Katelyn Lewis •••

TRUMPET
John Marchiando
Brynn Marchiando •••
Tristan Frank

TROMBONE
Aaron Zalkind
Byron Herrington

BASS TROMBONE
David Tall

TUBA
Richard White •+
Justin Gruber •++

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Micah Harrow

PERCUSSION
Jeff Cornelius
Kenneth Dean
Emily Cornelius

HARP
Matthew Tutsky

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