Carla Kountoupes, Violin

Carla Kountoupes, violinist, is a member of The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Opera Orchestra, Santa Fe Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, and Piazzolla da Camera Piano Trio. She has toured and performed professionally with orchestras and chamber ensembles in Central America, Taiwan, Germany, and all...

Ann McMahon Quintero, mezzo-soprano

A true singing actor, Ann McMahon Quintero has never known a life without an audience to entertain. From her early days as an instrumentalist, chorister and dancer, she has evolved into a mezzo-soprano who enjoys a career on the operatic and concert stage where her...

Rubén Rengel, violin

Described as an “excellent soloist” of “great virtuosity” (NY Concert Review) delivering “thrilling” performances (Boston Globe), Venezuelan violinist Rubén Rengel is quickly gaining recognition as a remarkably gifted artist. Rubén was the winner of the Robert F. Smith Prize at the 2018 Sphinx Competition, the…

Zlatomir Fung, cello

The first American in four decades and youngest musician ever to win First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition Cello Division, Zlatomir Fung is poised to become one of the preeminent cellists of our time. Astounding audiences with his boundless virtuosity and exquisite sensitivity, the...

Elaine Heltman, principal oboe

In 1982, the Heltmans moved to Israel to perform and teach. Elaine performed regularly with the Jerusalem Radio Symphony and Israel Chamber Orchestra, and taught oboe at the Beersheva Conservatory and at Kibbutz Ein Charod. In 1983 they moved to New Mexico with dreams of…

Toby Appel, narrator

Toby Appel was born in Elmer, N.J., was a winner of Young Concert Artists and has appeared throughout the U.S. and abroad as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. He was a former member of the Lenox, Audubon and Tashi quartets and has appeared…

David Tolen, percussion

David Tolen lives in Santa Fe and is principal percussionist of The Santa Fe Symphony. He performs regularly at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, where he was a featured soloist in 2015, as well as performing as a timpanist with the Santa Fe Pro…

Terry Pruitt, bass

Terry Pruitt is principal bass with The Santa Fe Symphony. He also plays bass with the New Mexico Philharmonic. Originally from Alton, Illinois, Terry became hooked on the double bass at the age of ten. While completing his degree in music performance at Southern Illinois…

Stefanie Przybylska, principal bassoon

Principal bassoonist with The Santa Fe Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic and the New Mexico Symphony orchestras, Stefanie Przybylska has appeared as a featured soloist in works by Mozart and John Williams. Stefanie has performed with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Music in the Mountains...

Brynn Marchiando, trumpet

Brynn Marchiando lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as a performer and music educator. Inspired by her grandfather, who was also a trumpet player, she completed her undergraduate degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Denver Lamont School of Music, and her graduate…

Lori Lovato, clarinet

Lori Lovato is principal clarinetist for The Santa Fe Symphony. She also performs with New Mexico Philharmonic, Sphinx Symphony in Detroit, Performance Santa Fe Orchestra, San Juan Symphony, Opera Southwest Orchestra and Alter Ego Jazz Trio, and is a founding member of the New Mexico…

Byron Herrington, trombone

Byron Herrington, Principal  Trombone for The Santa Fe Symphony, has been an orchestra member since 2002. He has been active as a performer, teacher and conductor in Albuquerque since 1981, but was born and raised in the dusty flatlands near Lubbock, Texas. In addition to…

Anne Eisfeller, principal harp

Anne Eisfeller is the Principal Harpist of The Santa Fe Symphony, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Southwest. She has also performed with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, The Santa Fe Opera, Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, and El Paso Symphony. During the summer she...

Kim Fredenburgh, principal viola

Kimberly Fredenburgh is Principal Violist of The Santa Fe Symphony. She is also principal violist of Santa Fe Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra and Associate Principal of the New Mexico Philharmonic. Kim is Professor of Viola and Head of the String Area at the University of…

Dana Winograd, principal cello

Originally from Los Angeles, Santa Fe Symphony principal cellist Dana Winograd received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in performance from the Juilliard School in New York, where she studied with Harvey Shapiro and Channing Robbins, as well as members of the Juilliard String Quartet for...
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