2020-21 BSO Second Violins

Haldan Martinson

Principal

Carl Schoenhof Family chair, endowed in perpetuity

Haldan Martinson made his solo debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1990 and made his national television debut in 1988 performing on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show.

Julianne Lee

Assistant Principal

Charlotte and Irving W. Rabb chair, endowed in perpetuity

Julianne Lee has a distinctive career as both a violinist and violist, appearing frequently as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. Currently assistant principal second violinist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, she has been a member of the violin section since 2006.

Sheila Fiekowsky

BSO: Shirley and J. Richard Fennell chair, endowed in perpetuity

A member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1975, Sheila Fiekowsky was born in Detroit and began studying the violin at the age of nine when she was offered a violin through a public school program.

Nicole Monahan

BSO: David H. and Edith C. Howie chair, endowed in perpetuity

Violinist Nicole Monahan joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in April 1995, having most recently been assistant principal second violinist of the Charleston Symphony.

Ronan Lefkowitz

Born in Oxford, England, Ronan Lefkowitz joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1976. Mr. Lefkowitz is a graduate of Brookline High School and Harvard University.

Vyacheslav Uritsky

When Vyacheslav Uritsky applied for emigration from Russia to the United States, he was immediately dismissed from the Moscow Philharmonic, with which he had been a member of the first violin section for fourteen years.

Jennie Shames

BSO: Catherine and Paul Buttenwieser chair

Violinist Jennie Shames was invited to become a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra during the 1980-1981 season, making her the only musician to have joined the orchestra during its centennial season.

Valeria Vilker Kuchment

BSO: Kristin and Roger Servison chair

Valeria Vilker Kuchment received her graduate and postgraduate degrees from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, where she was a student of Yuri Yankelevich; upon finishing her studies, she became a faculty member at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory College.

Tatiana Dimitriades

BSO: Donald C. and Ruth Brooks Heath chair, endowed in perpetuity

Born and raised in New York, Tatiana Dimitriades attended the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an artist diploma, from the Indiana University School of Music, where she was awarded the performer’s certificate in recognition of outstanding musical performance.

Si-Jing Huang

BSO: Ronald G. and Ronni J. Casty chair

Si-Jing Huang joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the beginning of the 1989-90 season, having graduated from the Juilliard School in New York in May 1989.

Wendy Putnam

BSO: Robert Bradford Newman chair, endowed in perpetuity

Wendy Putnam was born in Wisconsin and began her study of the violin at the age of three. She made her first appearance in the concert hall at nine when she was invited to perform as a soloist with the Green Bay Symphony.

Xin Ding

A native of China, violinist Xin Ding joined the Boston Symphony in January 1999, having already had an accomplished music career. She served as concertmaster for both the China Youth Symphony Orchestra and the China Chamber Orchestra, and performed in New England’s major orchestras.

Glen Cherry

Violinist Glen Cherry grew up in a musical family in South Dakota.

Lisa Ji Eun Kim

San Diego native Lisa Ji Eun Kim joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra violin section at the start of the 2017-18 subscription season. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School, where she studied with Hyo Kang and David Chan.