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Violins are the smallest, highest-pitched members of the string family and are divided into two groups—first violins and second violins. An orchestra has more violins than any other instrument. You play the violin by tucking it between your chin and shoulder. Your left hand presses down on the strings to change the pitch, and your right hand moves the bow or plucks the strings. The violin has four strings tuned a fifth apart, and from highest to lowest, they are: E, A, D, and G.

First Violin

Erin Keefe

Concertmaster, Elbert L. Carpenter Chair

Susie Park

First Associate Concertmaster, Lillian Nippert and Edgar B. Zelle Chair

Rui Du

Assistant Concertmaster, Loring M. Staples, Sr., Chair

Pamela Arnstein

First Violin

David Brubaker

First Violin

Rebecca Corruccini

First Violin

Helen Chang Haertzen

First Violin

Sarah Grimes

First Violin

Natsuki Kumagai

First Violin

Céline Leathead

First Violin

Joanne Opgenorth

First Violin

Milana Elise Reiche

First Violin

Second Violin

Jonathan Magness

Acting Principal Second Violin, Carole and Doug Baker, Sr. Chair

Cecilia Belcher

Acting Associate Principal Second Violin

Jean Marker De Vere

Second Violin

Aaron Janse

Second Violin

Hanna Landrum

Second Violin

Sophia Mockler

Second Violin

Ben Odhner

First Violin

Catherine Schubilske

Second Violin

Michael Sutton

Second Violin

Emily Switzer

Second Violin