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PYO Alumna Hannah Nicholas named Principal Viola in Central City Opera

The very talented Hannah Nicholas, a Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) alumna, was appointed Principal Viola in the Central City Opera Orchestra in Colorado.  She also performs as Principal Viola with the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. Nicholas was a member of PYO from 2001 to 2006 and she grew up in the Haverford section of Main Line Philadelphia. 

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2014 July – Alumni Spotlight: Chason Goldfinger, Viola

PYO-alumnus, violist, and composer Chason Goldfinger, a New York-based native of Philadelphia, currently studies composition with Dr. Robert Beaser at the Juilliard School, as part of the highly selective exchange program between Juilliard and Columbia University, where he is pursuing neuroscience...
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Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Segal, Violin/Concertmaster

Having spent the past ten years as a member of the Colorado Symphony, PYO alumna and former Concertmaster, Rachel Segal, has recently returned to Philadelphia.  She is currently the Executive Director of the Norman Holland-Hull Instrument Library and The Primavera Fund, a non-profit dedicated to helping young musicians realize their potential.
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