Soloists in the upcoming season...

Annie Pham, violin – October 2015

Bio coming soon!

Evan Johanson, violin – March 2016

Evan Johanson is in 11th grade at Roosevelt High School in Seattle. He has been studying violin since age 5 and is currently a student of Margaret Pressley. He studies music academics at the Seattle Conservatory of Music and is an avid player of chamber music. He has been in youth symphony orchestras since age 7 and is currently concertmaster of the Seattle Youth Symphony. For several summers he attended The Meadowmount School of Music in upstate New York, where he studied with Jan Mark Sloman, and this summer he was selected to be part of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States in which he will perform at Carnegie Hall and in a seven-city tour of China.

Evan has performed in masterclasses taught by William Preucil, Jan Mark Sloman, Ivan Zenaty, Walter Schwede, and Steven Rochen. He recently competed in the Seattle Symphony Young Artist Auditions and won an opportunity to perform in the 2015-2016 season with the Seattle Symphony. Evan plans to attend a Conservatory of Music for college study.

Lisa Hedley, piccolo – May 2016

Lisa Hedley teaches private flute lessons and currently plays with the Eastside Symphony, the Elle Flute Trio, and the Emerald Wind Quintet. She also frequently performs at her church. Lisa has been a soloist several times with the Eastside Symphony, having performed works by Stamitz, Mozart, and Chaminade, as well as having commissioned and premiered "Three Philosophies" by Catherine McMichael for solo alto flute, bass flute, and contrabass flute with string orchestra, which she has performed twice with the Eastside Symphony. She also performed the contrabass movement with piano adaptation at a National Flute Association Convention. Lisa is thrilled to now have the opportunity to premiere Jeffrey Taylor's "Piccolo Concerto."

Although Lisa's degrees are in mathematics, she has studied the flute with Cheryl Fogg in Seattle and with He Shengqi at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China. You can hear more of Lisa on her YouTube channel.

Chris Peterson, clarinet – May 2016

Chris Peterson has played the clarinet for over twenty years in ensembles in North Carolina, Utah, and Seattle. As an undergraduate, he studied with Professor Donald Oehler at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. While pursuing a doctorate in Molecular Biology at the University of Utah, he continued his clarinet studies with Lee Livengood of the Utah Symphony, and was principal in the Murray Symphony Orchestra, where he performed solo concerto works by Copland, Weber, and Mozart.

Since moving to Seattle in 2010, Chris has played with the Eastside Symphony and with Orchestra Seattle. He has also played Eb clarinet with the Microsoft Orchestra and the Northwest Mahler Festival. In addition to orchestral music, he plays regularly with the vaudeville/circus band, Fremont Philharmonic, and has participated in the Jazz Night School Program in South Seattle.

During the day, Chris is investigating HIV cure strategies in the Clinical Research Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Kelly Ann Moore, viola – May 2016

Bio coming soon!