Bassoonist Gareth Thomas, violinist Analisé Denise Kukelhan and oboist Corbin Stair will join the ranks of The Cleveland Orchestra during the winter and spring of 2015.
Thomas will become second bassoon in January, 2015, leaving his post as principal of the Toledo Symphony, where he has served since 2010. A graduate of CIM and Northwestern, he has studied with John Clouser and Christopher Millard.
Kukelhan comes to Cleveland from the North Carolina Symphony and will join the first violin section on January 26. She is a graduate of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and of CIM, where she studied with William Preucil.
Stair is currently completing his bachelor’s degree at Curtis, where he studies with Richard Woodhams. He will become second oboe In Cleveland in May, 2015.