Jonathan Vinocour is San Francisco Symphony's first chair viola

Jonathan VinocourJonathan Vinocour

Jonathan VinocourJonathan Vinocour

Jonathan Vinocour, viola

Appointed to first chair in 2009, he succeeded Geraldine Walther, who held the position for three decades. The 32-year-old principal violist’s impressive résumé includes being principal violist of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and guest principal of the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig and of the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa in Japan. A frequent soloist, he recently received first prize in the Holland America Music Society Competition and recorded his first solo album.

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