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 Hall, 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.Begin Exploring About Us
Kelvin Smith Family Chair
Franz Welser-Möst is among today’s most distinguished conductors. The 2020-21 season marks his nineteenth year as music director of The Cleveland Orchestra, with the future of this acclaimed partnership extending into the next decade.
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Get to know us by role or instrument family, and then get to know each musician by selecting their name.
-The New York Times
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.
Elizabeth Ring and William Gwinn Mather Endowed Chair
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra
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.
- Sidney and Doris Dworkin Chair
- Blossom-Lee Chair
- Sunshine Chair
- Myrna and James Spira Chair
- Gilbert W. and Louise I. Humphrey Chair