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. Before that she was principal second violinist of the Norfolk Chamber Orchestra, assistant concertmaster of the La Jolla Summerfest Chamber Orchestra, and concertmaster of the Juilliard Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Monahan has performed as soloist with the Juilliard Chamber Orchestra, the University of Indiana Symphony Orchestra, the Bellflower Symphony Orchestra, and the Brentwood/Westwood Symphony Orchestra. Recital and chamber music performances have included Lincoln Center, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the La Jolla Summerfest Rising Young Stars Series, and the Focus! Festival in New York. She has also appeared on National Public Radio, Entertainment Tonight, ABC-TV's 20/20, Donahue, and Eye on Chicago. Ms. Monahan studied at the Juilliard School in New York; her teachers included Cho-Liang Lin, Robert Lipsett, and Roland Vamos. She is the recipient of several awards, including first prize in both the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the Bellflower Young Performers Competition, and an award at the International Carl Nielsen Competition in Denmark. She is married to BSO violinist Si-Jing Huang and they have four children.