The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has appointed Stefani Matsuo as its next concertmaster, starting next months. Matsuo joined the orchestra in 2015 as a member of the second violins, rising to Associate Concertmaster in 2018.
Music director Louis Langrée says: Stefani has consistently demonstrated remarkable artistry and leadership. Throughout the audition process, her playing set Stefani apart from the competition. I am confident in her extraordinary abilities and am thrilled she is serving in this vital role of Concertmaster moving forward.’
The previous concertmaster, Timothy Lees, was forced to retire due to a persistent injury.