• 2014 Guest Artists
    2014 Conductor: David Robertson
    A consummate musician, masterful programmer and dynamic presence, David Robertson has established himself as one of today’s most sought-after American conductors. A passionate and compelling communicator with an extensive orchestral and operatic repertoire, he has forged close relationships with major orchestras around the world through his exhilarating music-making and stimulating ideas.
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    2014 Soloist: Gil Shaham
    Gil Shaham is internationally recognized as one of today’s most virtuosic and engaging artists. He is sought after throughout the world for concerto appearances with celebrated orchestras and conductors, as well as for recital and ensemble appearances on the great concert stages and at the most prestigious festivals.
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  • 2014 Faculty

    James Ross, Orchestra Director
    Lee Mills, Assistant Conductor

    Robert Chen, Concertmaster, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Jennifer Ross, Principal Second Violin, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
    Beth Guterman Chu, Principal Viola, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
    Mark Kosower, Principal Cello, Cleveland Orchestra
    Jeffrey Turner, Principal Bass, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

    Mark Sparks, Principal Flute, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
    Liang Wang, Principal Oboe, New York Philharmonic
    Stephen Williamson, Principal Clarinet, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Whitney Crockett, Principal Bassoon, Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Erik Ralske, Principal Horn, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
    Thomas Hooten, Principal Trumpet, Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Timothy Higgins, Principal Trombone, San Francisco Symphony
    Craig Knox, Principal Tuba, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

    Cynthia Yeh, Principal Percussion, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Jauvon Gilliam, Principal Timpanist, National Symphony Orchestra
    Nancy Allen, Principal Harp, New York Philharmonic
    Eric Huebner, Pianist, New York Philharmonic

  • National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America Lead Sponsor

    Founder Patrons: Blavatnik Family Foundation; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation; the Robertson Foundation; Robert F. Smith; and Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon.

    Lead Donors: Ronald O. Perelman and Joan and Sanford I. Weill and the Weill Family Foundation.

    Additional funding has been provided by the Blavatnik Family Foundation; Yoko Nagae Ceschina; The Rockefeller Foundation; The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation; and Ann Ziff.

    Public support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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