Violas

Wayne Brooks

Principal
Mr. & Mrs. Jesse B. Tutor Legacy Society Chair

Wayne Brooks has served as principal violist of the Houston Symphony since 1985. Born in Los Angeles, Brooks joined the orchestra in 1977 as associate principal violist after graduating from the Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia)...

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Joan DerHovsepian

Associate Principal

Joan DerHovsepian, viola, became a member of the Houston Symphony in 1999, after serving two seasons as principal viola of the...

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George Pascal

Assistant Principal

George Pascal was born in Wilmington, Delaware and began violin study at age seven. He switched to the viola while studying with Margaret Pardee at the Julliard Pre-College Division in New York...

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Wei Jiang

Born in China, Wei Jiang began studying violin at the age of 5 with his Father and studied viola after being admitted to the prestigious Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. He graduated with the highest honor from the Conservatory and subsequently...

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Linda Goldstein

Linda Goldstein, viola, has been a member of the Houston Symphony viola section since 1981. Originally from Columbia, SC, she received her bachelor’s degree from...

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Sheldon Person

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, violist Sheldon Person currently lives and works in Houston, Texas, where he is a member of the Houston Symphony. He was previously a member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and has...

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Fay Shapiro

Fay Shapiro, born in Davenport, Iowa, received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from...

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Daniel Strba

Daniel Strba, viola, began his career at age 17 as a member of the United States Army Chamber Orchestra performing for official state functions... 

 

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Jarita Ng

Jarita Ng joined the Houston Symphony in September 2015. Prior to becoming a part of the symphony...

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Phyllis Herdliska

 
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