Our Musicians

The Musicians of the Queens Symphony Orchestra

​Below is a list of the official musicians who make up the Queens Symphony Orchestra. These musicians are proud members of Local 802 AFM and not only play with the Queens Symphony, but also with other orchestras around New York such as the New York City Ballet, and various Broadway productions. These musicians are the faces and voices of the orchestra and work tirelessly to present world-class music and educational programs.

VIOLINS
Masako Yanagita, Concertmaster
Rick Dolan, Principal
Roy Lewis
Katherine Livolsi-Landau
Katzuko Esaki
Yuko Naito
Nancy Reed
Melanie Baker
Cora Gordon
Natalie Kriegler
Louise Moed
Laura Mole
Claudia Saslow
Alexander Vselensky
Howard Hall
Lisa Lyons
Alice Poulson
Sandra Billingslea
Peter VanDewater
Diana Smith-Barker
Carol Kushner
Geri Kushner
Gwenn Heller
Dale Stuckenbruck

VIOLAS
Laurance Fader, Principal
Martha McAdams
Eric DeGioia
Hanna Tennen
Maggie Speier
Susan Gordon
Carol Landon
Anne-Marie Bedney

CELLOS
David Moore, Principal
Amy Camus
Maureen Hynes
Holly Singer
Styra Avins
David Bakamjian
Tish Edens
BASSES
Jules Hirsh, Principal
Louise Koby
Deborah Newmark
Robert Taffet
Melody Goldstein-Kuney
Bernard Lieberman

FLUTES
Katherine Fink, Principal
Lucille Goeres
Melanie Bradford

OBOES
Marsha Heller, Principal
Matthew Sullivan
Elizabeth Kieronski

CLARINETS
Alan Kay, Principal
Robert Yamins
Miriam Lockhart

BASSOONS
Atsuko Sato, Principal
Harry Searing
Michael Green

HORNS
Francisco Donaruma, Principal
Virginia Benz
Patricia Hackbarth
Barbara Oldham

TRUMPETS
Lorraine Cohen, Principal
John Charles Thomas
Neil Balm

TROMBONES
Bruce Bonvissuto
Fred Braverman

TUBA
Morris Kainuma, Principal

TIMPANI
Benjamin Harms, Principal

PERCUSSION
Dean Witten, Principal
Enid Brodsky
Michael Aaronson

HARP
Susan Jolles, Principal