Daniel Skidmore

DANIEL SKIDMORE performs regularly in North Carolina as Concertmaster of the Salisbury Symphony, as Associate Concertmaster of the Winston-Salem Symphony, and as the violinist in the SHU Strings piano trio. He is the violin instructor at Elon University and has also served on the violin faculties of Wake Forest University, the University of North Carolina […]

Susan McCallum

SUSAN MCCALLUM has been a member of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra since 2001. She received a Bachelor of Music with Honors from McGill University and a Master of Music at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. McCallum has performed across Canada with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, as well as with the Thunder […]

Ioana Galu

IOANA GALU, a native of Romania, has enjoyed a national and international career in Europe and the U.S. Formerly assistant professor of violin and chamber music at Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj, Romania, Galu has also been on the faculty at Heidelberg University, Bowling Green State University, and the College of Wooster. In August […]

Catherine Cary

CATHERINE CARY returns for her 21st season with EMF. Cary is a full-time member of the Richmond Symphony and a member of the Richmond Chamber Players. She joined the Richmond Symphony (under music director George Manahan) in 1994, winning third chair in the first violins. During her tenure in Richmond, Cary has served one and […]

Randall Weiss

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Principal Second

Dr. Timothy W. Lane Principal Second Violin Chair

David Yarbrough

David Yarbrough earned his D.M.A. from the Peabody Institute of Music, where he studied with Herbert Greenberg. He received a fellowship for his Master of Music from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he studied with Lasar Gozman. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the New School of Music in […]

Uli Speth

ULI SPETH completed his undergraduate studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, where he was a student of Harald Herzl of the Pro Arte Quartet Salzburg. The native of Germany participated in numerous performance classes given by Yfrah Neaman, Thomas Brandis, Jaap Schroeder, and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, among others. He subsequently earned his Master of Music […]

Jennifer Rickard

JENNIFER RICKARD enjoys a varied career as an orchestral and chamber musician, soloist, recording artist, and teacher. She is a member of both the National Philharmonic and the PostClassical Ensemble. She also substitutes with the National Symphony, the Washington National Opera, and the Richmond Symphony. Rickard has made several recordings for the Naxos label with […]

Avi Nagin

AVI NAGIN was appointed second violin of the critically acclaimed Amernet String Quartet in August 2019. He will also be joining the faculty of Florida International University, where the quartet serves as Ensemble-in-Residence. A graduate of Colburn and Yale, Nagin has performed in collaboration with members of the Ebène and Orion Quartets, as well as […]