Meet the Musicians
of The Cleveland Orchestra
The 100-plus members of The Cleveland Orchestra perform together year round, at the group’s home at Severance, its summer home at Blossom Music Center, on tours in the United States and around the world, and at residencies such as Miami and Vienna. They make their homes in communities across the Cleveland metropolitan area, raising children and pursuing a range of hobbies and interests beyond their musical professions.Explore About Us
Franz Welser-Möst Music Director
Kelvin Smith Family Chair
Franz Welser-Möst is among today’s most distinguished conductors. The 2023-24 season marks his twenty-second year as music director of The Cleveland Orchestra, with the future of this acclaimed partnership extending into the next decade.
“America’s most brilliant orchestra,”
“one of the finest ensembles in the country (if not the world)"
Each musician was asked to join The Cleveland Orchestra following a rigorous audition process that often attract hundreds of applications for each opening. The members represent the best orchestral musicians on Earth. They have earned degrees from the world's best schools and conservatories, with many now serving as teachers at colleges and universities across Northeast Ohio.
- Robert R. and Vilma L. Kohn Chair
- Stanley L. and Eloise M. Morgan Chair
- Robert and Eunice Podis Weiskopf Chair
- Mary Elizabeth and G. Robert Klein Chair
Endowed Chairs Currently Unoccupied
Previously held by former musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra, these chairs were made by possible by the generosity of those who deeply believe in our mission, music, and legacy.
- Elizabeth Ring and William Gwinn Mather Chair
- Paul and Lucille Jones Chair
- James and Donna Reid Chair
- Sunshine Chair
- Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Smucker Chair
- Rudolf Serkin Chair