Immanuel and Helen Oshan Texas Music Festival Orchestra

Alan Austin, General and Artistic Director

The Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival ® was founded in 1990 to provide young professional musicians with a challenging musical environment in which to develop skills in orchestral, chamber music, and solo performance. The intensive four-week orchestral fellowship program on the University of Houston campus is guided by renowned guest conductors, members of Houston’s orchestras, faculty from the Moores and Shepherd schools of music, and other distinguished artists.  Approaching its 30th anniversary in 2019, the TMF Orchestral Institute has become one of the premiere orchestra training programs in the United States.

 
 
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2017 Festival Orchestra Personnel

VIOLIN

Gerardo Blanchet | Mexico

Elena Bokova | Canada

Julia Brandenburg | Rhode Island

Jisu Choi | New Jersey (concertmaster)

Tsz ho Chow | Hong Kong

Taylor Giorgio | West Virginia

Cheng Wei Hsieh | Texas

Hyojeong Jeong | South Korea

Ryan Kearns | Ohio

Xiu Yi Kow | New York

Matthew Lee | Wisconsin

Yuan-ju Liu | New York

Jiyoung Moon | South Korea

Samuel Ng | California

Claire Niederberger | Pennsylvania

Marin Osawa | Japan

Emily Osinski | Texas

Jonathan Pan, | Texas

Gloria Parn | Singapore

Mary Shin | South Korea

Kenneth Sukhia | Florida

Anna Takeda | Thailand

Ana Luna Uribe | Florida

Guolong Wang | New York

James Watts | Texas

Lumeng Yang | China

Hsiu Ju Yu | Minnesota

Ke Zhu | New York

 

VIOLA

Orlando Barajas | Mexico

Zefeng Fang | Texas

Yijing Guo | China

Austin Han | Kentucky

Rui Li | China

Abraham Martin | Venezuela

Samantha Peng | Virginia

Madeline Rodriguez | Texas

Caroline Swanson | Texas

Shelby Thompson | Texas

Valerie Wiley | California

Yisong Yang | China

 

CELLO

Oleg Babkov | Russia

Adam Collins | North Carolina

Fong I Im | Macau

Kai Kanda | Colorado

Rajan Kapoor | Arizona

Chialing Pidd | Taiwan

Andrew Plaisier | Minnesota

Travis Scharer | Oregon

Kayla Schoeny | Illinois

Charlotte Ullmann | Texas

 

DOUBLE BASS

Aaron Blick | California

Jacob Diaz | Texas

Michael Fortner | Texas

Jakob Gerritsen | Illinois

Chris Glavac | Ohio

David Nainiger | Ohio

Victor Stahoviak | North Carolina

Sam Zagnit | New York

 
 

FLUTE

James Blanchard | New Mexico

Tasiaeafe Hiner | Nevada

Michelle Sung | Massachusetts

 

OBOE

Kevin Gupana | Illinois

Sydney Hancock | Georgia

Belinda Rosen | New York

 

CLARINET

Justin Best | Florida

Adam Floyd | Texas

Jay Shankar | California

Wai Ki Wun | Indiana

 

BASSOON

Cameron Bonner | Texas

Randy Fultz | Germany

Nicholas Hooks | Florida

 

FRENCH HORN

Ayo Derbyshire | Colorado

Jessica Elder | Alabama

Vincent Kiray | New Jersey

Jacob Medina | Texas

Maxwell Stein | Florida

Evan Wright | Minnesota

 

TRUMPET

Garrett Lindholm | Texas

Nathan Little | Texas

Matthew Mondragon | Texas

Morgana Ortiz | Arizona

 

TENOR TROMBONE

Skye Dearborn | South Dakota

Neal Romberg | Florida

 

BASS TROMBONE

Jacob Small | Texas

 

TUBA

Jacob Moore | Texas

 

HARP

Anya Garipoli | New Jersey

Cindy Qin | Ohio

 

KEYBOARD

Jessica Myers | Missouri

Yan Shen | China

 

PERCUSSION

Joe Desotelle | New York

Brandon Lim | Texas

Jennifer Marasti | California

Madison Shake | Indiana

David Uhlmann | Pennsylvania

David Yoon | California

 
 

2017 TEXAS MUSIC FESTIVAL STAFF

Melissa McCrimmon, Associate Director

Jacob Sustaita, Festival Orchestra Manager/Assistant Conductor

Jacob Groening, Tomás Garcia, Production

Kimberly Blaha, Martin Wells, Library