Aram Demirjian

Conductor Aram Demirjian is the 2020 recipient of The Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award from The Solti Foundation U.S. Widely acclaimed for his transformative work as the music director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (KSO) and frequent appearances with The Philadelphia Orchestra, he is sought after for his “graceful, energetic direction” (Sarasota Herald Tribune), bold […]

James Fellenbaum

James Fellenbaum enjoys an extraordinarily diverse career as a conductor, equally at home with Symphonic music, Chamber Orchestra repertoire, Pops, Ballet, Opera, Choral-Orchestral, and Film with Live Orchestra. In 2018, James began a new chapter in his orchestral life, as he assumed the position of Artistic Director and Conductor of the Brevard Philharmonic, NC. James […]

William Shaub

Violinist William Shaub was appointed Concertmaster of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra in May of 2017. Since his concerto debut with the Canton Symphony Orchestra at age 12, he has captivated audiences as a soloist, in recitals, and from the concertmaster chair. The winner of an inaugural Academy Fellowship with the New York Philharmonic and a […]

Gordon Tsai

Gordon Tsai has served as the Associate Concertmaster for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra since 2012. As a member of the KSO Principal String Quartet, Gordon is featured on the KSO’s Q Series, a lunchtime concert series highlighting the Principal String Quartet and Woodwind Quintet. He is often featured on the KSO’s Concertmaster Series, an intimate […]

Edward Pulgar

A violinist and conductor trained by the National Youth Orchestra System of Venezuela (currently known as “El Sistema”), Edward Pulgar was born in Caracas and began his musical studies at age eight in solfège, percussion, and violin. At thirteen years old, he won his first violin competition at the Juan Bautista Plaza V National Violin […]

Mary Ann Fee Fennell

Mary Ann Fee Fennell, Principal violinist with the Knoxville Symphony, joined the KSO in 1970.  During her years of musical service in the KSO, Mary Ann has also taken on leadership position that include serving as an elected member of the Orchestra Committee, as a member of the contract negotiation committee, and as an orchestra […]

Sean K. Claire

Since 1990 Sean Claire has been a core member of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Knoxville Chamber Orchestra.  During his tenure he has served as Acting Associate Concertmaster, which included an extended period as Concertmaster, and has twice held the position of Acting Principal Second Violin and member of the KSO Principal Quartet.  He also […]

Zofia Glashauser

Zofia Glashauser joined the KSO for the 2016-17 season. She is currently the Concertmaster of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, the Assistant Concertmaster of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Zofia is also a very active chamber musician, playing violin with the acclaimed Michigan City Chamber Music Festival […]

Ikuko Koizumi

From Nagoya, Japan, Ikuko Koizumi has been with the KSO since 1995. She plays the violin, and has also performed with the Nagoya Symphony Orchestra. She has played the violin since she was three years old. Ikuko attended Aichi University of the Fine Arts, where she obtained both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees of music […]

I-Pei Lin

Lin is from Taipei, Taiwan. She began studying piano and violin at age 5. She acquired a Bachelor of Music in 2009 and Master of Music in 2012 from National Taiwan Normal University where she studied with Nanette Chin-Horng Chen. After graduation, she moved to the United States to study with Alexander Kerr at Indiana […]