Rachel Ostler, a violinist who studies at USC, placed first in the strings category of the Symphony's Young Artists Competition in March 2016.
November 2, 2014
Jazz pianist, composer and Grammy Award-winning arranger Bill Cunliffe is known for his innovative and swinging recordings and compositions. Early in his career, he toured as pianist and arranger with the Buddy Rich Big Band.
March 15, 2015
Agnes Szekely Schwartz, Concert Mistress for the Rio Hondo Symphony since 2007, was born in Budapest, Hungary into a musical family. She began violin studies at age 6, followed by piano and viola. Her first public appearance was at age 11. Currently, she is concentrating on teaching and performing solo and chamber music recitals, and she performs as a chamber member and as a member of orchestras and ensembles in Southern California.