BSO Faculty

Ronan   Lefkowitz

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.
Mihail   Jojatu

Mihail Jojatu

BSO: Sandra and David Bakalar chair

Romanian-born cellist Mihail Jojatu joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s cello section in 2001 and became fourth chair at the start of the 2003-04 season.
Todd  Seeber

Todd Seeber

BSO: Eleanor L. and Levin H. Campbell chair, endowed in perpetuity

Todd Seeber joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra's double bass section in May 1988. From January 1986 until he joined the BSO, he was principal bass of the Buffalo Philharmonic, which he joined when he was twenty and with which he appeared frequently as a soloist.
Elizabeth  Rowe

Elizabeth Rowe

Principal Flute

Walter Piston chair, endowed in perpetuity

BSO principal flutist Elizabeth Rowe joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2004 and holds the Walter Piston Principal Flute Chair.
John  Ferrillo

John Ferrillo

Principal

Mildred B. Remis chair, endowed in perpetuity

John Ferrillo joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as principal oboe at the start of the 2001 Tanglewood season, having appeared with the orchestra several times as a guest performer in previous seasons.
Thomas  Martin

Thomas Martin

Associate Principal and E-flat Clarinet, Boston Symphony Orchestra; Principal Clarinet, Boston Pops Orchestra

Stanton W. and Elisabeth K. Davis chair, endowed in perpetuity

Thomas Martin is associate principal clarinetist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and principal clarinetist of the Boston Pops Orchestra. Mr. Martin began his professional music career as a clarinetist, saxophonist, and flutist at age thirteen, performing with several big bands and combos in his native Wisconsin.
Richard  Svoboda

Richard Svoboda

Principal / Edward A. Taft chair, endowed in perpetuity

Richard Svoboda has been the principal bassoonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players since 1989; as the BSO’s principal bassoon he occupies the Edward A. Taft Chair, endowed in perpetuity.
Richard  Sebring

Richard Sebring

Associate Principal Horn, Boston Symphony Orchestra

Margaret Andersen Congleton chair, endowed in perpetuity

Richard Sebring is associate principal horn of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and principal horn of the Boston Pops Orchestra. Born and raised in Concord, Massachusetts, Mr. Sebring studied at Indiana University, the New England Conservatory of Music, the University of Washington, and the Tanglewood Music Center.
Thomas  Rolfs

Thomas Rolfs

Principal - BSO: Roger Louis Voisin chair, endowed in perpetuity; BPO: Roberta and Stephen R. Weiner chair, endowed in perpetuity

Thomas Rolfs, Principal Trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, began his career with the BSO in 1991 under Seiji Ozawa. He served first as 4th trumpet, and was later promoted by Ozawa to Associate Principal Trumpet. He was promoted to Principal Trumpet by James Levine.
Toby  Oft

Toby Oft

Principal

J.P. and Mary B. Barger chair, endowed in perpetuity

Toby Oft joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as principal trombone at the start of the 2008-09 season. The son of music educators, he was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He started playing trombone with his father Michael Oft at age six.
Mike   Roylance

Mike Roylance

Principal

BSO: Margaret and William C. Rousseau chair, endowed in perpetuity

Mike W. Roylance is the principal tuba of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, joining the BSO in 2003. Previously, Mr. Roylance performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra and Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
Jessica  Zhou

Jessica Zhou

Principal Harp

BSO: Nicholas and Thalia Zervas Chair, endowed in perpetuity by Sophia and Bernard Gordon

Born in Beijing, China, Jessica Zhou joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as its harpist in fall 2009. She was winner of the 2001 Pro Musicis International Award, leading to her critically acclaimed New York debut in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall.
Daniel  Bauch

Daniel Bauch

Assistant Timpanist

BSO: Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Linde chair

Daniel Bauch joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in fall 2009, having held the position of assistant principal timpanist and percussionist with the Detroit Symphony for three years. He began playing percussion at age seven and during high school studied with the BSO's Timothy Genis and Will Hudgins.
Wilson  Ochoa

Wilson Ochoa

Principal Librarian, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Lia and William Poorvu Chair, endowed in perpetuity

San Diego, California, native D. Wilson Ochoa comes to the Boston Symphony Orchestra from the Nashville Symphony, where he has been Principal Librarian for 12 seasons.