Texas grabs principal viola from Oregon

Texas grabs principal viola from Oregon


norman lebrecht

November 04, 2019

The Ukrainian-born violist Anna Kolotylina has been lured from the Oregon Symphony to the #1 seat in the Fort Worth Symph.

What’s Texas got that Oregon lacks?

UPDATE: Oregon Symphony tells us that Anna played a partial season with the orchestra in 2014-15 on a temporary basis.


  • Violinator says:

    Sunshine, BBQ and $$$$$

    • Old Man in the Midwest says:

      Add in the Houston Astros (winner of the World Series), South by Southwest Festival, freelance work in Dallas, great museums, teaching at TCU, new hall. What’s not to like?

  • Robert Freeman says:

    Texas is full of energy and aspiration. There is no state income tax, and it snows where I live (in Austin) one inch every three years. Every school has at least a good wind and brass program, for Friday night football is an engrained pageant, requiring a band; as long as there is a band program, there may as well be a choral program. Strong string programs exist in all six of the largest cities. And we are gradually turning Texas blue. There is no need for a wall!

  • Larry W says:

    It’s a one year appointment. Best of luck!

  • This is simply not accurate. Anna was a resident of louisiana and had a limited term job with oregon a few years ago before moving to LOuisiana. She had jobs in local orchestras in lafayette and did gigs around the area. Please check the facts before posting as it is misleading. I wish her the best in her new job.

  • Enquiring MInd says:

    How many US born musicians are in Russian Orchestras? Japanese? French?

  • Susan E. Pardue says:

    She will have big shoes to fill.