Kansas City lands a concertmaster

Kansas City lands a concertmaster


norman lebrecht

May 20, 2022

Kansas City Symphony has hired Jun Iwasaki as its next concertmaster, starting September.

He was previously concertmaster of the Nashville Symphony.


  • Nathaniel Rosen says:

    Son of the great cellist Ko Iwasaki.

  • MacroV says:

    Kansas City seems to be becoming a more significant orchestra, with a decent number of its players winning jobs in the top-tier orchestras. But is it a better job than Nashville?

    • just saying says:

      I would venture that Nashville has become too expensive to live in and has outgrown itself, much like Austin. Kansas City sounds like a nice alternative.

  • Larry W says:

    Jun was head of a fabulous first violin section in Nashville.