Chicago Symphony Orchestra Musicians
Dedication. Musicianship. Artistic excellence. Commitment to the community. Meet the members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
CSO and Muti perform in Orchestra Hall, aerial shot. 2016

Meet the CSO

Concertmaster
The Louis C. Sudler Chair, endowed by an anonymous benefactor
Associate Concertmaster
The Cathy and Bill Osborn Chair
Assistant Concertmaster
The Ling Z. and Michael C. Markovitz Chair
Assistant Concertmaster
Violin
Violin
Principal Second Violin
Violin
Violin
Violin
Violin
Violin
Violin
Acting Principal Viola
The Paul Hindemith Principal Viola Chair, endowed by an anonymous benefactor
Viola
Viola
Principal Cello
The Eloise W. Martin Chair
Assistant Principal Cello
The Adele Gidwitz Chair
Principal Bass
The David and Mary Winton Green Principal Bass Chair
Principal Flute
The Erika and Dietrich M. Gross Principal Flute Chair
Piccolo and Flute
The Dora and John Aalbregtse Piccolo Chair
Piccolo and Flute
The Dora and John Aalbregtse Piccolo Chair
Principal Oboe
The Nancy and Larry Fuller Principal Oboe Chair
Assistant Principal Oboe
The Gilchrist Foundation Chair
Oboe and English Horn
English Horn and Oboe
Principal Clarinet
Assistant Principal Clarinet and E-flat Clarinet
Clarinet
Assistant Principal Clarinet and E-flat Clarinet
Principal Bassoon
Assistant Principal Bassoon
Bassoon and Contrabassoon
Contrabassoon and Bassoon
Principal Horn
Associate Principal Horn
Principal Trumpet
The Adolph Herseth Principal Trumpet Chair, endowed by an anonymous benefactor
Assistant Principal Trumpet
Trumpet
The Pritzker Military Museum & Library Chair
Trumpet
Principal Trombone
The Lisa and Paul Wiggin Principal Trombone Chair
Trombone and Bass Trombone
Bass Trombone and Trombone
Principal Tuba
The Arnold Jacobs Principal Tuba Chair, endowed by Christine Querfeld
Principal Timpani
The Clinton Family Fund Chair
Assistant Principal Timpani and Percussion
Principal Percussion
The Dinah Jacobs (Mrs. Donald P. Jacobs) Principal Percussion Chair
Percussion
Percussion and Assistant Principal Timpani
Percussion
Principal Librarian
Librarian
Librarian
Riccardo Muti
Born in Naples, Italy, Riccardo Muti is one of the preeminent conductors of our day. In 2010, he became the 10th music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
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How to Audition for the CSO
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Former Musicians
A list of former rostered members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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