From a May 5 press release:
Violinist Katherine Bormann joined the Cleveland Orchestra’s first violin section in March 2011. Ying Fu and Jeffrey Zehngut have been appointed to the Orchestra’s first and second violin sections, respectively. Mr. Fu will join the Orchestra at the beginning of the 2011-12 season. Mr. Zehngut will join the Orchestra in August 2011, during the Blossom Festival.
Katherine Bormann joined the first violin section of The Cleveland Orchestra in March 2011. Prior to her appointment, she was a member of the New World Symphony in
Ms. Bormann has participated in the Aspen Music Festival, Beijing International Music Festival and Academy, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and the Tanglewood Music Festival, where she was awarded the Jules C. Reiner Violin Prize. She has appeared on the Wednesdays at One concert series in Alice Tully Hall, and performed in the American premiere of Augusta Read Thomas’s The Soul is Light, for oboe, violin, and harpsichord. For two summers, Ms. Bormann was a member of Tanglewood’s New Fromm Players, a contemporary music chamber ensemble.
Ying Fu has performed as a substitute violinist with the Houston Symphony Orchestra since 2007, while pursuing his studies at the Shepherd School of Music at
Jeffrey Zehngut has been associate principal second violin with the San Diego Symphony since 2005. He has also served as principal second violin of the California Chamber Orchestra, La Jolla Summerfest, and the Canton (OH) Symphony Orchestra. In 2003, Mr. Zehngut received his bachelor of music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), where he studied with Cleveland Orchestra Concertmaster William Preucil. From 2003 to 2005, he did graduate work at CIM, studying with Paul Kantor. Mr. Zehngut, who was born in
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