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Outstanding Soloists

The Silicon Valley Symphony features the highest quality soloists ranging from our 12-year-old (now 17) prodigy, Stephen Waarts, Peter Wyrick, Associate Principal Cello of the San Francisco Symphony, exciting singing stars of Opera San Josť, 17-year-old Christine Chon, the finest from the American Guild of Organists, and many of the orchestra’s fine principal players.  Click the photo of your choice.  There is a Bio and link to the soloist’s recordings.

Stephen Waarts

Stephen Waarts
Prodigy & Pops; Return of the Prodigy; Prodigy Plays Mendelssohn; Waarts Plays Sibelius; Waarts Plays Prokofiev
1st Prize Winner of the 2014 Menuhin Competition

 

EvanBattemer, Viola Soloist

Evan Buttemer
Graduate of the SF Conservatory, played viola under baton of James Levine, Kurt Masur, and Michael Tilson Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

Julian Brown

Julian Brown
2009 Arabian Nights
From the New World
Double Barreled BBBs

Past concertmaster of the SVS, acclaimed English violinist

 

Brian Bensing

Brian Bensing
Flute & Fantasia
Principal Flutist of the Silicon Valley Symphony plays Liebermann Flute Concerto

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Martin Kvamme

Margaret Kvamme
Poulenc n’ Pipes
A Tale of Two Symphonies

Award winning international AGO organist

 

Lothar Wilhelm Bandermann

Lothar Bandermann
Physicist worked for Lockeed; Organist at St. Joseph of Cupertino; member AGO and Composer

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Leong

Eric Leong
Soli & Sibelius
Concertmaster of the SVS. Grad of SF Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music

 

Christopher Bengochea, Tenor Soloist

Christopher Bengochea
Soli & Sorcery; My Sun, My Stars
Prize winning international opera tenor, previously a
resident artist of Opera San Josť.

 

 

 

 

 

Jouvanca Jean-Baptiste

Jouvanca Jean-Baptiste
March Forth to Mozart+
Haitian-American soprano  and Principal Resident Artist with Opera San Josť

 

Krassen Karagiozov

Krassen Karagiozov
March Forth to Mozart+
Bulgarian born baritone and pianist, Principal Resident Artist with Opera San Josť

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Hiraga

Amy Hiraga
Double Barreled BBBs
SF Symphony violinist, with extensive chamber music experience is Bach Soloist.

 

Mayumi Wyrick

Mayumi Hiraga Wyrick
Double Barreled BBBs
Violin Soloist and eldest daughter of Amy Hiraga and Peter Wyrick.

 

 

 

 

 

Mariko Wyrick

Mariko Hiraga Wyrick
Double Barreled BBBs
Cello Soloist is co-principal of San Francisco Youth Orchestra.

 

Peter Wyrick

Peter Wyrick
Tribute to Lawrence Granger
Associate Principal Cellist of the SF Symphony plays Saint-SaŽns

 

 

 

 

 

Alma De Lon

Alma De Lon
Wars of the World
Alto from SF Conservatory international performances, now in Germany

 

Lawrence Granger

Lawrence Granger
Tribute to Lawrence Granger
Concert dedicated to the memory of the late Lawrence Granger.

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Davis

Rebecca Davis
Soli & Sibelius
Soprano has appeared with the Chicago Symphony and Opera San Josť

 

Michael Dailey

Michael Dailey
Soli & Sibelius
Tenor currently starring with Opera San Josť
 

 

 

 

 

 

Christophe Gillet

Christophe Gillet
World Premiere Horn Concerto
Horn soloist playing premiere by Lee Actor - work won 1st Prize

 

Khori Dastoor

Khori Dastoor
2009 Arabian Nights
Soprano soloist currently starring with Opera San Josť
 

 

 

 

 

 

Christine Chon

 Christine Chon
Soli & Sorcery
17-year-old prize winner playing Sibelius. Debut in’98  with Gibson at age 7

 

Christopher Bengochea, Tenor Soloist

Christopher Bengochea
Soli & Sorcery
Prize winning international opera tenor, previously a
resident artist of Opera San Josť.

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Krijnen

Scott Krijnen
Great Scott and the Wright Stuff
The Planets

Associate Principal Cello of the SVS: Conductor at CMS

 

Joseph Wright

Joseph Wright
Great Scott and the Wright Stuff
Hey Figaro

Baritone starring in lead roles with Opera San Josť

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