Pittsburgh Symphony principal timpanist Ed Stephan has won the San Francisco Symphony audition and will take a year’s leave of absence while trying out for tenure on the West Coast.
Ed arrived in Pittsburgh in 2011 from the Dallas Symphony.
He says: ‘I’m so excited for the new adventure ahead in San Francisco. Killer orchestra. Amazing city.’
UPDATE: Michael Tilson Thomas said: ‘Ed is a remarkable virtuoso and musician. We all look forward to the exciting contributions he will make to our orchestra.’