Meet the
Musicians

The LSO is composed of dynamic, auditioned, professional musicians who draw upon deep reservoirs of passion and skill to interpret music that moves people. We are a catalyst in our community, igniting creativity, provoking thought, inspiring action, and sparking emotion.

 

Featured Musician

ALVARO PEREIRO

Violin

A native of Argentina, Alvaro Pereiro started his musical studies at the age of nine. His violin instructors include Symsia Bajour in Argentina; Prof. Julia Bushkova at the University of North Texas, Dr. Lin He in Louisiana State University and has also been coached by Vladimir Tsypin from the New York Philharmonic. He has performed for violin and chamber music masterclasses with accomplished violinists such as Pinchas Zukerman and Giora Schmidt.

He has been the recipient of multiple academic excellence scholarships, including the Dr and Mrs. Horace Brock Merit Scholarship, Dr. and Mrs. William W. Winspear Merit Scholarship, LSU Undergraduate Tuition Waiver Award, Louisiana Music Award, and a United Nations National Cultural
Award. Alvaro obtained his Bachelor’s in Violin Performance, magna cum laude, and Master’s degrees with honors from Louisiana State University.

He has collaborated with some of the following world-renowned artists such as Shlomo Mintz, Renée Fleming, Cho-Liang Lin, Sarah Brightman, Johnny Mathis, Natalie Cole, Audra McDonald, Lang Lang, Dave Brubeck Quartet and Marie Osmond, among others. Along with members of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, he recorded the soundtrack for the film “A Madea Christmas”, directed by Tyler Perry. His Broadway experience as a violinist includes Ragtime the Musical at SUNY-Sullivan in New York; Sweeney Todd and Bridges of Madison County with Lakeland Community Theatre.

Featured on several occasions as a soloist, he has been a member of the following professional orchestras: Buenos Aires Philharmonic (based on Colón Theatre, currently one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world), Buenos Aires Lyrica, La Ribera Tango Ensemble, San Isidro Opera Orchestra, South Louisiana Virtuosi, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, and Venice Symphony. In 2016, he joined Lakeland (formerly Imperial) Symphony Orchestra and has been appointed its Concertmaster in 2023.

Strings

VIOLIN 1

Alvaro Pereiro
Concertmaster

Konstantin Dimitrov
Associate Concertmaster

Sarah Morrison

Sandro Rogenski

Cindi Qi

Pamela Mireles

VIOLIN 2

Marina Tucker
Principal

Joshua Dampier

Dixie Yesenia Ortiz

Jared Tindall

Laura Greenberg

Jaida Hawkins

VIOLA

Dr. Rafael Ramirez
Principal

Tracy Thielen
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Heather Gullstrand

Oana Potur

CELLO

Michael Sedloff
Principal

Matthew Davis

Audra Thielen
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Bethany Thompson

BASS

Michael Lawson
Principal

Fon Silvers

Holly Cordero

Woodwinds

FLUTE

Whitney Robles
Principal

Tina Edelstein

OBOE

Jennifer Stahl
Principal

Dr. Dawn Hardy

CLARINET

George Linakis
Principal

Jesse Bryant II

BASSOON

Jazmin Skipper
Principal

John Iskra

Brass

FRENCH HORN

Chase DeCarlo
Principal

Nicholas Burner

Klae Peek

Philip Shuler

TROMBONE

Kaylea Bowden
Principal

Douglas Dial

Craig Sotolongo

TRUMPET

Griffin Webber
Principal

Kyle Lanier

Mark Huntington

TUBA

Joseph Alvarez
Principal

Percussion

TIMPANI

Dr. Danny Tindall
Principal

PERCUSSION

Dr. David Mitchell
Principal

Mirna Pehar Bowen

Dr. Tyson Voigt

HARP

Dolly Roberts
Principal

PIANO

Linda Charlton
Principal

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