Tigran Vardanyan

Tigran Vardanyan Joined the RPO in 1998 Tigran Vardanyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia. At a very young age, Vardanyan won First Prize at the 1991 and 1993 Armenian National Competitions, the Gold Medal at the 1992 Amadeus Competition for Young Artists, and performed as a soloist with the Armenian... read more

Perrin Yang

Joined the RPO in 1991 Since joining the RPO in 1991, Perrin Yang has served as acting principal second violin and associate concertmaster. Originally from San Francisco, Yang is a high honors graduate of Oberlin College and received his Master's of Music from the University of Michigan. He is a... read more

Shannon Nance

Joined the RPO in 1993 Shannon Nance, Assistant Concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, has been a member of the RPO violin section since 1993. She holds two degrees from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Catherine Tait and Zvi Zeitlin. Shannon has appeared as soloist with... read more

Juliana Athayde

Joined the RPO in 2005 Appointed concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in 2005 at the age of 24, Juliana Athayde became the youngest person and first female to hold the position since the orchestra’s founding in 1922. She has appeared as guest concertmaster with the Houston, San Diego, Kansas... read more