Additional Notable Alumni

Omega takes great pride in the success of its alumni. Below you can see some of the additional extraordinary Violinists and Cellists who played with The Omega Ensemble between 1973 and 2016.

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Please see the Home Page for Alumni Honorees / Distinguished Alumni.

Violinists

Robert Chen

Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Nick Eanet

Former Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Karen Gomys

Solo violinist who performs with numerous major orchestras each season

Tricia Park

Avery Fisher Career Grant Winner

Timothy Fain

Avery Fisher Career Grant Winner

Soovin Kim

Winner of Paganini International Violin Competition and Avery Fisher Career Grant

Stefan Milenkovich

Silver medal winner of the Indianapolis International Violin Competition

Philip Quint

Nominated for two Grammy Awards for his recording of the William Schumann Violin Concerto

Judith Ingolfsson

Winner of the Gold Medal at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

Ayana Ninomiya

Prize winner in the 2003 Naumburg Violin Competition

Susie Park

First prize winner of the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition

Arnaud Sussman

Winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant Award

Erin Keefe

Winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant Award, Concert Master of the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra

Juliette Kang

Winner of the Indianapolis Violin Competition

Kristen Lee

Winner of the Avery Fisher Career Award in 2015

Elena Urioste

First Prize Winner of the Lion International Violin Competition

Itamar Zorman

Top prize winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011, Winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant Award

Alexi Kenney

Solo concerts arranged by prominent management Op. 3, Winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant Award in 2016

Dmitry Berlinsky

First prize winner of the Paganini Violin Competition, Director of the International Chamber Soloists

Colin Jacobson

Founder of “The Knights”

Robin Scott 

Former Concertmaster of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Frank Almond

Concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony

Tessa Lark

Winner of the Naumburg International Violin Competition

Cellists

Clancy Newman

Winner of the Avery Fisher Grant Award and the 2001 Naumburg Competition

Rafael Figueroa

Principal Cellist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Suren Bagratuni

Winner of the Silver Medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition

Alexander Buzlov

Winner of the Grand Prix at the Virtuosi of the 21 st Century Competition in Moscow

Julie Albers

Principal Cellist of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

Sophie Shao

Winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant award

Efe Baltacigil

Winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Principal cellist of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Gabriel Cabezas

First Prize Winner of the Sphinx Competition

Roman Mekinulov

Principal cellist of the Buffalo symphony Orchestra

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