Some of our region’s very best professional musicians perform with the Minnesota Sinfonia. Most have earned masters degrees or the equivalent from major universities and conservatories, such as the St. Petersburg (Russia) Conservatory, the Juilliard School, Indiana University’s School of Music, and the Rice University Music School. Many can be found teaching in area colleges, and nearly all have prestigious private teaching studios.

First Violins

Second Violins

  • Emily Saathoff, principal
  • Karl Braaten
  • Charles Krenner
  • Kseniya Khvaschchynskaya

Violas

Cellos

  • Diane Tremaine, principal
  • William Goldman
  • Darin Anderson

Bass

  • Charles Block

Flute

  • Catherine Ramirez

Oboes

  • Sarah Carmack, principal
  • Merilee Klemp

Clarinet

Bassoon

  • Laurie Merz

French Horns

Trumpet

  • Christopher Volpe

Percussion

Soloist for Music in the Schools

Artistic Director