Saint Vincent College
300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe
A night of intimate chamber music and conversation
featuring Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians
Christopher Wu, violin; Susanne Park, violin; Andrew Wickesburg, viola; Anne Martindale Williams, cello
Tickets: $26 per person | Season tickets: $117 per person | Flex Pass (any six admissions $125 each)
Violinist Christopher Wu enjoys a diverse career as an orchestral and chamber musician, teacher and soloist. Wu joined the first violin section of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 1988, and holds the Nancy & Jeffery Leininger First Violin Chair. An active chamber musician, Wu has played with a wide range of artists including Nancy Wilson, Joshua Bell, and the Muir String Quartet.
Susanne Park joined the PSO’s first violin section in 2006. She studied violin performance with Peter Zazofsky of the Muir String Quartet before joining the San Diego Symphony. She came to Pittsburgh in 1996 and was assistant concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Theatre Orchestras until 2001. Park has won numerous violin competitions, including grand prize at the Mid-America Violin Competion.
Violist Andrew Wickesberg has been a member of the PSO since 2007-08. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, he earned his bachelor of music in viola and violin in 2003 from Indiana University and a master of music in viola performance from New England Conservatory. Prior to joining the PSO, Wickesberg held a position with the New World Symphony.
Anne Martindale Williams has been principal cellist of the PSO since 1979. She has often been featured as soloist both in Pittsburgh and on tour in New York at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. She was soloist with the PSO in the Pittsburgh premier of The Giving Tree conducted by the composer, Lorin Maazel. She also teaches at Carnegie Mellon University, and performs throughout the world.