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Strings

Notable Strings Alumni

  • Elizabeth Beilman

    MM ’12, viola

    Principal Viola, Sarasota Symphony
  • Alan de Veritch

    non-degreed alumnus, viola

    Former Principal Violist, Los Angeles Philharmonic; Former Guest Principal Violist New York Philharmonic; Professor of Viola, University of Indiana (retired)
  • Martha Strongin Katz

    non-degreed alumna, viola

    Professor of Viola and Chamber Music, New England Conservatory of Musicv
  • Donald McInnes

    MA ’66

    Soloist New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony; USC Thornton Professor of Strings
  • Richard O’Neill

    ’01, viola

    Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; Avery Fisher Career Grant award winner
  • Sophie Renshaw

    ’87, viola

    Principal Violist, Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Cynthia Phelps

    non-degreed alumna

    Principal Violist, New York Philharmonic
  • Yizhak Schotten

    non-degreed alumnus, viola

    Professor of Viola, University of Michigan; Faculty Aspen, Banff, and Meadowmount Music Festivals
  • Dale Hikawa Silverman

    MM ’77, violin

    Associate Principal Viola, Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Elisa Barston

    ’91, violin

    Principal Second Violin, Seattle Symphony
  • Kathryn Eberle

    ’04, violin

    Associate Concertmaster, Utah Symphony
  • Elizabeth Pitcairn

    ’02, violin

    Artistic Director, Luzerne Music Center
  • Ilana Setapen

    ’05, violin

    Assistant Concertmaster, Milwaukee Symphony
  • Sheryl Staples

    CERT ’89

    Associate Concertmaster, New York Philharmonic
  • Linda Wang

    ’92, violin

    Soloist, New York Philharmonic, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Salzburg Chamber Orchestra, Paris Sinfonietta
  • Ben Hong

    non-degreed alumnus, cello

    Assistant Principal Cello, Los Angeles Philharmonic; USC Thornton Adjunct Professor of Cello
  • Stephen Kates

    non-degreed alumnus, cello

    Soloist New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony; Former Professor of Cello, Peabody Conservatory (deceased)
  • Paul Katz

    ’63, cello

    Professor, New England Conservatory of Music; Visiting Professor, USC Thornton School of Music
  • Timothy Landauer

    ’85, MM ’87, cello

    Principal Cellist, Pacific Symphony; Winner Concert Artist Guild Award
  • Laurence Lesser

    non-degreed alumnus, cello

    Professor, New England Conservatory of Music
  • Peter Rejto

    MM ’71, cello

    Professor, Oberlin Conservatory of Music; Artistic Director, Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival
  • Nathaniel Rosen

    ’71, cello

    Gold Medal Winner, Tchaikovsky Competition
  • Daniel Rothmuller

    non-degreed alumnus, cello

    Former Associate Principal Cello, Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Sunny Jungin Yang

    MM ’10, GCRT ’12, cello

    Cellist, Kronos Quartet
  • Owen Lee

    ’92, double bass

    Principal Bass, Cincinnati Symphony
  • David Allen Moore

    ’94, double bass

    Los Angeles Philharmonic; USC Thornton Assistant Professor of Bass
  • The Calder Quartet


    Benjamin Jacobson - ’01, MM ’07, violin
    Andrew Bulbrook - ’02
    Jonathan Moerschel - ’01, MM ’03, viola
    Eric Byers - ’03, cello
  • Marcia Dickstein

    ’86, harp

    Founding Member, Debussy Trio
  • JoAnn Turovsky

    ’75, harp

    Principal Harp, Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; USC Thornton Adjunct Professor of Harp