The Ensemble

Our professional musicians play for the Minnesota Orchestra, teach at local universities and music schools, and make a living playing music throughout Minnesota.

Click on the name of any player below to go to his/her biographical statement and a featured recording.

Norbert Nielubowski

Bassoon, Co-Artistic Director

Minnesota Orchestra

David Pharris

Clarinet

Minnesota Orchestra

Barbara Leibundguth

flute

Minnesota Orchestra (retired)

Susan Billmeyer

Piano, Co-Artistic Director

Minnesota Orchestra

John Snow

Oboe

Minnesota Orchestra

Ben Odhner

Violin

Minnesota Orchestra

Gareth Zehngut

Viola

Minnesota Orchestra

Caroline Lemen

Horn

University of Minnesota

Silver Ainomäe

cello

Minnesota Orchestra