Ronald Satkiewicz brought a varied background to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra when he joined the violin section in 1979.
Before coming to Chicago, he taught violin at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio; played first violin in the Columbus String Quartet; and served as associate concertmaster of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
Prior to that, Ron was a member of the Rochester Philharmonic while attending the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Carroll Glenn. His other principal teachers were Ivan Galamian at the Meadowmount School, Albert Bernard at the New England Conservatory Preparatory Division and Mildred Bigelow in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Ron is married to Amy Stocker, a violinist and piano tuner. They have two children—Benjamin and Patricia. His interests outside music include entomology, fiction and fishing.