Violin 1

Wes Luke

Wes Luke

Concertmaster

Wes Luke is a violinist and educator who performs and teaches across the upper Midwest. He currently serves as the Concertmaster of the LaCrosse (WI) Symphony Orchestra, and as a section violinist in the Madison (WI) Symphony Orchestra. He is also the Principle Second Violinist of the Dubuque (IA) Symphony Orchestra and regularly plays in the Wisconsin Philharmonic, and has lead both ensembles as Concertmaster.

In recent seasons he has appeared as a concerto soloist with the UW-Platteville Symphony Orchestra and the LaCrosse Symphony Orchestra.

A frequent recitalist, he performs with the critically-acclaimed Mosaic Chamber Players in Madison, WI and the Concordance Ensemble, which performs new music throughout Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota. He served as substitute 1st Violinist in the Ancora String Quartet for a series of recitals this last season and is the 2nd Violinist in the Kipperton String Quartet, which has served as quartet-in-residence at UW-Platteville.

He is currently on the teaching faculties of the University of Dubuque, Divine Word College, and Loras College. He has performed at music festivals in the U.S., Canada, Germany, and Japan, and holds degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA, where he studied under Boston Symphony Concertmaster Malcolm Lowe, and the University of Wisconsin- Madison, under Felicia Moye. His principal early studies were with Suzuki Viola School author Doris Preucil.

Michelle Elliott

Michelle Elliott

Associate Concertmaster

Adam Dorn

Adam Dorn

Associate Concertmaster

St. Paul, MN

Lauren Cooper

Lauren Cooper

Kristina Gullion

Kristina Gullion

Anne Judisch

Anne Judisch

Brad Lebakken

Brad Lebakken

Amy Lindstrom

Amy Lindstrom

Rolf Wulfsberg

Rolf Wulfsberg

Violin 2

Nicole Cody

Nicole Cody

Principal Player

Decorah, IA

Molly Breitlow

Molly Breitlow

Winona, MN

Eden Ehm

Eden Ehm

Nori Hadley

Nori Hadley

Kris Jenkins

Kris Jenkins

Linda Lebakken

Linda Lebakken

David Phipps - LOA

David Phipps - LOA

Margit Speckeen

Margit Speckeen

Carole Schoonover

Carole Schoonover

Mark Wamma

Mark Wamma

Viola

Sean Dostal

Sean Dostal

Principal Player

Minneapolis, MN

Elizabeth Becker

Elizabeth Becker

Hokah, MN

 

Luke Hubbard

Luke Hubbard

Eva Tibbetts

Eva Tibbetts

Eau Claire, WI

Mikko Utevsky

Mikko Utevsky

John Vettel

John Vettel

Cello

Kyle Price

Kyle Price

Principal Player

Kathy Boarman

Kathy Boarman

SeungJin Cha - LOA

SeungJin Cha - LOA

Jonathan Hodges

Jonathan Hodges

Cindy Johnson

Cindy Johnson

Zachary Preucil

Zachary Preucil

Madison, WI

Bass

Blake Bonde

Blake Bonde

Co-acting Principal Player

Eric Solberg

Eric Solberg

Co-acting Principal Player

Michael Eastwood

Michael Eastwood

Doug Nelson

Doug Nelson

Flute/Piccolo

Carol Hester

Carol Hester

Principal Player

Decorah, IA

Barbara Tristano

Barbara Tristano

Bethany Gonella - LOA

Bethany Gonella - LOA

Oboe

MaryBeth Hansel

MaryBeth Hansel

Principal Player

Gregory Baker

Gregory Baker

Tim Shows

Tim Shows

St. Paul, MN

Clarinet

Michael Chesher

Michael Chesher

Principal Player

Bass Clarinet

Kristy Femal

Kristy Femal

Principal Player

Bassoon

Dan Breining

Dan Breining

Principal Player

Harry Hindson

Harry Hindson

Jeff Copp

Jeff Copp

La Crescent, WI

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French Horn

Dafydd Bevil

Dafydd Bevil

Co-acting Principal Player

Madison, WI

Charles Tibbetts

Charles Tibbetts

Co-acting Principal Player

Eau Claire, WI

Kestrel Wright

Kestrel Wright

Co-acting Principal Player

Red Wing, MN

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Tammy Bartz

Tammy Bartz

Sarah Gillespie

Sarah Gillespie

Kelly Heidel

Kelly Heidel

John Wunderlin

John Wunderlin

Trumpet

Laura Chesher

Laura Chesher

Principal Player

John Cord

John Cord

Decorah, IA

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Trombone

Joseph Greer

Joseph Greer

Principal Player

Stoughton, WI

George Von Arx

George Von Arx

Holmen, WI

Jesus Arellano

Jesus Arellano

Tuba

Mike Forbes

Mike Forbes

Principal Player

Mount Horeb, WI

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Harp

Elinor Niemistro

Elinor Niemistro

Principal Player

Piano/Celeste

Pamela Kelly

Pamela Kelly

Principal Player

Timpani

Tammy Fisher

Tammy Fisher

Principal Player

Percussion

Richard MacDonald

Richard MacDonald

Principal Player

James Knutson

James Knutson