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DAVID FELBERG, Music Director 

David currently serves as the Music Director of the Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra.  In addition to his role with the Albuquerque Philharmonic, he is also the Music Director and Co-Founder of Chatter, a chamber orchestra dedicated to presenting 20th and 21st century chamber repertoire.  He is also the principal conductor of the Albuquerque Chamber Soloists. 

In 2003, David made his operatic conducting debut with the Emerald City Opera, performing Mozart's The Magic Flute. David has guest conducted the New Mexico Philharmonic, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Fe Symphony and the Beaux Arts Festival Orchestra in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  

David holds a Master of Music Degree from the University of New Mexico, where he studied with Dr. Jorge Perez-Gomez.  He has attended the Conductor's Workshop at Bard College under the tutelage of Harold Farberman.  Additionally, David has attended the prestigious American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Music Festival, where he worked with Maestros David Zinman and Murray Sidlin.  

David is also an in-demand violinist and serves as the Associate Concertmaster of the New Mexico Philharmonic.  He has performed with the New Mexico Philharmonic, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and the Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra.  He made his New York City at Merkin Hall in a solo recital in the Summer of 2005. 

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First Violin 

Larry Jones, Concertmaster

Wendy Cieslak, Assistant Concertmaster

Tammy Barney 

Sarah Blair 

Joyce Carabajal

Elaine Davidson 

George Friedman

Judy Jones 

Dominic LaBrake 

Erik Maese

Martha Strauss

Julie Taylor


Rebecca O'Boyle*

Kari Brane 

Jessica Coyle

Antoinette Drabek-Lazarin

Nancy Garth 

Tamara Johnson

Carson Leflang 

Chris Lombardo 

Gretchen Obenauf 

Megan Schendel

Karen Schindwolf

Corrie Taillon


Stuart Zimny*

Marlene Bryan 

Andrew Cowan 

Briana Ortiz 


Al Lappin*

Marlene Bryan

Beverly Ortiz


Brian Tuffnell*

Susan Brake 


Joe Walters*

Kinley Culberston

Jon Golobic


Brad Boyce*


Josh Etzkin*

Paul Arroyo

Rick Kennedy 

*Denotes Principal

Second Violin

Melissa Kennedy*

Marty Baker

Ann Gebhart 

Kari Hauge 

Betty Hume 

Marilyn Hutton 

Elaine Johnson 

Anne Kole 

Carolyn Muggenburg

Kate Preteska 

Debbie Risberg

Elizabeth Rivers Gregory 

Jane Selverstone 

Mackenzie Timmons


Merry Wadsworth*

Elizabeth Austin 

Enid Bradley 

Jill Bunting 

Adriana Foris 

Walter Gerstle 

Vicki Hontas 

Mike Peterson 

Lauren Starosta 

Sherilyn Urban 

Sharon Woodworth 


Anne Jones*

Kelly Brown 

Bonnie Schmader 

Oboe/English Horn

Mary Anne D'Arcangelis*

Carolyn Mazarakis 

John Arango


Sue Thomas*

Sabrina Carrillo

Tim Falling 


Colin Lazauski*

Tom Golden 

Jed Rowley 


John Sundell*



The Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra is supported in part by the New Mexico Arts, Art Works, and the Albuquerque Community Foundation.