Seattle Symphony Appoints New Members

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The Seattle Symphony’s been busy. As they gear up for their performance with legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman they announced several new additions to the Seattle Symphony family.

Spanish conductor Pablo Rus Broseta has been named Seattle Symphony’s Douglas F. King Assistant Conductor starting in September 2015. Rus Broseta has previously served as Assistant Conductor of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liege in Belgium, the Valencia Youth Symphony Orchestra in Spain and the Dutch National Opera Academy. With the Seattle Symphony, he will conduct a wide variety of concerts in the 2015-16 season. Here’s a clip of him conducting:

The Seattle Symphony also announced the appointment of Ruth Reinhardt as Conducting Fellow for the 2015-16 season. Reinhardt was recently named Chief Conductor of the Lincoln Center Chamber Orchestra and is currently finishing her Master of Music degree in Conducting at The Jullliard School.

Violinist Cordula Merks was recently appointed as Seattle Symphony’s Assistant Concertmaster. She has been a member of the Seattle Symphony’s violin section since March 2011. Merks has been guest concertmaster with several orchestras, including the Dresden Philharmonic and the Portuguese National Opera.

Finally, Seattle Symphony welcomed Eric Jacobs to their clarinet section. Jacobs has played previously with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Los Angeles Opera, amongst others. Here is Jacobs playing in a concert at USC’s Newman Hall: