(WASHINGTON)—National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Music Director Christoph Eschenbach and Executive Director Rita Shapiro announce the appointment of three new musicians to the NSO roster, effective September 6, 2016: Peter Cain, bass clarinet/clarinet; Eugena Chang, section cello; and Robert Rearden, second horn.
Peter Cain joins the NSO from the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, where he has served as Acting Second Clarinet/E♭ Clarinet since 2015. He has previously held positions with the Dayton Philharmonic and Knoxville Symphony Orchestras.
Eugena Chang has been a member of the Minnesota Orchestra cello section since 2007, when she graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music after studying with Orlando Cole, Peter Wiley, and William Stokking, and serving as principal cello of the Curtis Orchestra.
Robert Rearden served as principal horn of the Florida Orchestra from 2010–2016. He has performed regularly as an extra and substitute player with the Cleveland Orchestra, including multiple recordings and tours of Europe, Asia, and the U.S., and was a member of the New World Symphony from 2006 to 2010. He also appeared frequently as guest principal horn of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra from 2010 to 2015.