Robyn Black

Robyn is one of the newest members of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s brass section. As a soloist, she has placed first in various solo competitions, including the 2018 Leonard Falcone International Tuba Student Solo competition, 2018 Marine Band concerto competition, and 2019 ITEC (International Tuba and Euphonium Conference) competition. Robyn pursued her undergraduate studies at Rice … Continued

Robert Klieger

A native of Dallas, Texas, Robert Klieger has been a member of the West Virginia Symphony and the Canton Symphony. For the 2009-2011 seasons, he held a fellowship with the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas where he performed both in the orchestra and as a soloist. He has also performed … Continued

Dean Borghesani

Dean Borghesani was awarded the position of principal timpanist of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in June of 2000. Before joining the Milwaukee Symphony, he was the timpanist of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Washington Chamber Symphony. Mr. Borghesani has performed in principal capacity with the National Symphony Orchestra and the Kennedy Center Opera House … Continued

Megumi Kanda

Megumi Kanda, Principal Trombone of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra since 2002, is an internationally acclaimed performer, teacher, and author. Megumi has performed as a soloist across the United States, Europe and Asia, including with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Pershing’s Own Army Band, the US Army Field Band, and the Prague Chamber Orchestra. She has commissioned … Continued

Matthew Ernst

Matthew Ernst currently serves as Principal Trumpet of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, appointed by Edo de Waart in 2016. He was previously the Principal Trumpet of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Pops, where he performed on numerous recordings and appeared as a soloist. Matthew was also a member of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and acted … Continued

Matthew Annin

Matthew Annin has held the position of principal horn of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra since 2011. He also regularly performs with the Grand Teton Music Festival. A native of Lincoln, Nebraska, Matthew was previously a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Louisville Orchestra, and the Peninsula Music Festival. He has … Continued

Catherine Van Handel

Catherine Van Handel was appointed principal bassoon by conductor Edo de Waart with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, holding the Muriel C. and John D. Silbar Family Bassoon Chair, in 2017. Prior to her joining the Milwaukee Symphony, she won the associate principal bassoon position with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra under conductor Peter Oundjian and worked … Continued

Todd Levy

Principal Clarinet of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, and participant in the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, four-time Grammy Award-winner Todd Levy has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, the Mostly Mozart Festival, with the Israel Philharmonic, and at the White House.  An active chamber musician, Mr. Levy has appeared … Continued

Margaret Butler

Margaret Butler grew up in Rhode Island where she began her studies on the recorder and flute. A love for the sound of the Baroque oboe led her to study the modern oboe. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music and her Master of Music degree from Rice … Continued

Julia Coronelli

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Julia Coronelli is the newly appointed Principal Harpist of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Previously, she held positions as the Principal Harpist of the Sarasota Orchestra, as well as the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. Her playing has been described by The New York Times as “precise and shimmering”, and as … Continued