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. In addition, Satkiewicz was a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra while attending the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Carroll Glenn. His other principal teachers were Ivan Galamian at the Meadowmount School of Music, Albert Bernard at the New England Conservatory Preparatory Division and Mildred Bigelow in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Ronald Satkiewicz 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.