Category Archives: Soloist Bios

David Dolacky, Narrator, Holiday Pops! and Children’s Concerts

David Dolacky will again be the narrator for this season’s  Holiday Pops! and Children’s Concerts. The role of announcer is familiar territory for Dave. In Seattle he was an on-air personality for KISW-FM, KVI, and from 1980 to 2000 a … Continue reading

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David Brewer, Tuba Soloist, Children’s Concert – February 9, 2019

David Brewer, the Rick Steves Principal Tuba for Cascade symphony for 24 years, will perform Tubby the Tuba at this season’s Children’s Concert. Since elementary school, David Brewer has played a variety of brass instruments in different types of ensembles, … Continue reading

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Yesong Sophie Lee, Violin Soloist, October 22, 2018

At the age of 12, Yesong Sophie Lee won First Prize at the 2016 Menuhin International Junior Violin Competition in London.  After her Berlin debut, Kultur Radio, Berlin wrote: “Yesong Sophie Lee plays with an intense sound, as one who … Continue reading

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Jessica Choe, Piano Soloist, January 14, 2019

Korean American pianist Jessica Choe began her musical studies at the age of 3 in Seoul, Korea where she was a prize winner in several national piano competitions including the Samick National Piano Competition, the Korea Daily Times Piano Competition … Continue reading

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Alexander Lipay, Flute soloist, May 6, 2019

 2017 Grammy Award winner Alexander Lipay is the principal flute of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. He holds the same position with Tucson Pops, True Concord Voices and Orchestra, St. Andrew’s Bach Society Chamber Orchestra, and Sunriver Music Festival.  Lipay has … Continue reading

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Felix Kim, Cello Soloist for Children’s Concert

Felix Kim will be performing the 1st movement of the Boccherini cello concerto in B flat major, G. 482 at the Children’s concert on February 10, 2018. Felix Kim is in the eighth grade at Gateway Middle School where he … Continue reading

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