Category: Guest Artists

Samuel Ramírez, viola

SILES | MAHLER
Apr 4 & 5, 2020

Samuel Ramírez began his musical studies at the age of 14 years with the System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras of Venezuela. For eight years, he was a member of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Caracas, directed by Maestro José Antonio Abreu…

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Pierce Wang, violin

ROSSINI | PROKOFIEV | RACHMANINOFF
Nov 16 & 17, 2019

Pierce Wang is the winner of the 2019 San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College Division Solo Competition, an annual award created by Sonoma County Philharmonic and the SFCM to support young musicians.

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Jassen Todorov, violin

BRAHMS | BEETHOVEN
Sep 28 & 29, 2019

Dubbed “an outstanding violinist…a player to watch” by the British music journal The Strad, Jassen Todorov has performed throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is an active performer in his native Bulgaria…

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Igor Vieira, baritone

Carmina Burana
Mar 17 & 18, 2018

Hailed by Opera News Magazine as “superb,” and “show-stealing,” Brazilian-American baritone Igor Vieira made his professional debut in his native Rio de Janeiro at age 17, singing the role of Dancaïre in Bizet’s Carmen.

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Mark Andrew Kratz, tenor

Carmina Burana
Mar 17 & 18, 2018

Mark Andrew Kratz is a 2006 graduate of the Tri-Cities Opera young artist training program and a 2003 young artist for the Tacoma Opera.

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Ivalah Allen, soprano

Carmina Burana
Mar 17 & 18, 2018

Soprano Ivalah Allen has appeared as soloist numerous times in major cities in the Midwest as well as Costa Rica. Recent performances included Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Bach’s Magnificat, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9…

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Hans Brightbill, cello

Eternal Spirit
Jan 27 & 28, 2018

Hans Brightbill grew up in a musical family, starting cello at age eleven after several years of studying piano with his mother. While still in high school, Mr. Brightbill served as principal cello in the Orange County Youth Symphony…

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Robby Morales, viola

Fanfare and Concerto
Nov 18 & 19, 2017

Robby Morales has been a member of the Sonoma County Philharmonic since 2009, when he was a junior in high school. He started playing piano at the age of 8.

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Pam Otsuka, violin

Fanfare and Concerto
Nov 18 & 19, 2017

Pam Otsuka, concertmaster of the Sonoma County Philharmonic, performs widely throughout the greater Bay Area, including stints with the the Santa Rosa Symphony, Ukiah Symphony, the Symphony of the Redwoods…

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Leyla Kabuli, piano

Dreamers & Titans
April 8 & 9, 2017

Pianist Leyla Kabuli is a senior at Davis High School and a scholarship student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, pre-college division. She is the recipient of the orchestra’s 2016-17 Young Artist Award.

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