SEATTLE SYMPHONY WELCOMES FOUR NEW MUSICIANS THIS FALL
THOMAS DAUSGAARD’S FIRST APPOINTMENT AS SEATTLE SYMPHONY MUSIC DIRECTOR IS EDUARDO RIOS, FIRST ASSISTANT CONCERTMASTER
SEATTLE, WA – The Seattle Symphony welcomes four new musicians who will begin performing with the orchestra at the start of the 2019–2020 season. Music Director Thomas Dausgaard has appointed violinist Eduardo Rios as First Assistant Concertmaster. Other appointments include Luke Fieweger as Associate Principal Bassoon and Seattle-native Will Langlie-Miletich as a member of the bass section. Violinist Sydney Adedamola will join the orchestra for a one-year position in the Second Violin Section.
EDUARDO RIOS FIRST ASSISTANT CONCERTMASTER
Winner of the 2015 Sphinx Competition, Peruvian violinist Eduardo Rios joins the orchestra as the Seattle Symphony’s First Assistant Concertmaster. Prior to the appointment, he was a Resident Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Eduardo began playing the violin at age ten and made his solo debut at age fourteen with the National Symphony Orchestra of Peru and his U.S. debut in 2015 with the Houston Symphony. Additional solo engagements include peformances with the Nashville Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Orchestra of the Americas, Colburn Orchestra, Chattanooga Symphony, and the National Repertory Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, Eduardo studied violin in Peru with Laszlo Benedek at the National Conservatory, and received his Bachelor of Music and Artist Diploma at the Colburn School Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, where he studied with Robert Lipsett, the Jascha Heifetz Distinguished Violin Chair.
LUKE FIEWEGER ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL BASSOON
Prior to joining the Seattle Symphony, Luke Fieweger completed the joint 5-year Bachelor of Arts/Masters of Music program between Harvard University and the New England Conservatory, enabling him to earn a BA in neurobiology from Harvard while studying towards a MM at the conservatory with Richard Svoboda and Richard Ranti. He then pursued further studies as an Artist Diploma candidate at the Colburn School studying with Richard Beene. His chamber music experience includes performances with members of the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Boston Symphony, as well as appearances with an ongoing Bach cantata series in Boston, and concerts with the improvisation-based ensemble Survivor’s Breakfast. His festival appearances include the Tanglewood Music Center, the Music Academy of the West, and the New York String Orchestra Seminar.
WILL LANGLIE-MILETICH SECTION BASS
Seattle-native and student of Seattle Symphony Principal Bassist Jordan Anderson, Will Langlie-Miletich joins the Seattle Symphony bass section in the fall of 2019. Coming to us from the Curtis Institute of Music where he was admitted at age 16 as the Milton Levy Fellow, Will studied with Harold Robinson and Edgar Meyer. In Seattle, Will also studied double bass with Todd Gowers of Seattle Pacific University and enjoyed a number of Seattle Symphony community programs while growing up. He participated in the Seattle Symphony’s Merriman Young Composers workshop and was selected to perform a concerto with the Seattle Symphony in the 2013 Young Artists Competition. In 2018, Will was the sole bassist selected for the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival and returned to Marlboro this summer. An avid Chamber musician, Will has performed at festivals such as ChamberFest Cleveland and Music in the Vineyards in Napa California. Will has been a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and School, and has attended Boston University's Tanglewood Institute, and the Domaine Forget International Music Academy in Quebec, Canada.
SYDNEY ADEDAMOLA 2019–2020 SECTION SECOND VIOLIN
Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Sydney Adedamola has spent most of her young adult life in Los Angeles. She graduated in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, where she studied with Bing Wang, Margaret Batjer, Dr. Lina Bahn and Glenn Dicterow. Sydney was most recently a recipient of the Los Angeles Orchestra Fellowship, a collaboration between the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. During her time in LA, Sydney held positions with various orchestras including the Long Beach Symphony and Debut Chamber Orchestra and served as principal second violin of the USC Symphony. She has also performed with the Pacific Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the National Repertory Orchestra.
Led by Music Director Thomas Dausgaard, the Seattle Symphony unleashes the power of music, brings people together and lifts the human spirit. Recognized as one of the “most vital American orchestras” (NPR), the Seattle Symphony is internationally acclaimed for its inventive programming, community-minded initiatives and superb recordings on the Seattle Symphony Media label. With a strong commitment to new music and a legacy of over 150 recordings, the orchestra has garnered five Grammy Awards, 26 Grammy nominations, two Emmy Awards and was named Gramophone’s 2018 Orchestra of the Year. The Symphony performs in Benaroya Hall in the heart of downtown Seattle from September through July, reaching over 500,000 people annually through live performances and radio broadcasts.