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Our People

Meet the musicians and admin staff who make up the Ulster Orchestra family

Strings

Ioana Petcu-Colan

Leader

Ioana Petcu-Colan

Ioana Petcu-Colan

Leader

Beverley Scott

Violin I

Beverley Scott

Beverley Scott

Violin I

Thomas Jackson

Violin I

Thomas Jackson

Thomas Jackson

Violin I

Zuzanna Edmonds

Violin I

Zuzanna Edmonds

Zuzanna Edmonds

Violin I

Jonathan Griffin

Violin I

Jonathan Griffin

Jonathan Griffin

Violin I

Alys Jackson

Violin I

Alys Jackson

Alys Jackson

Violin I

Danny McCann-Williams

Violin I

Danny McCann-Williams

Danny McCann-Williams

Violin I

Krzysztof Rucinski

Violin I

Krzysztof Rucinski

Krzysztof Rucinski

Violin I

Claire Thatcher

Violin I

Claire Thatcher

Claire Thatcher

Violin I

Ana Vandepeer

Violin I

Ana Vandepeer

Ana Vandepeer

Violin I

Nicholas Rippon

Violin II

Nicholas Rippon

Nicholas Rippon

Violin II

Kevin Harrell

Violin II

Kevin Harrell

Kevin Harrell

Violin II

Scott Lowry

Violin II

Scott Lowry

Scott Lowry

Violin II

Megan Lowry

Violin II

Megan Lowry

Megan Lowry

Violin II

Ruta Mazolyte-Aghaunor

Violin II

Ruta Mazolyte-Aghaunor

Ruta Mazolyte-Aghaunor

Violin II

Usman Peguero

Violin II

Usman Peguero

Usman Peguero

Violin II

Aisling Manning

Violin II

Aisling Manning

Aisling Manning

Violin II

Wenhan Jiang

Viola

Wenhan Jiang

Wenhan Jiang

Viola

Stephen Begley

Viola

Stephen Begley

Stephen Begley

Viola

Richard Guthrie

Viola

Richard Guthrie

Richard Guthrie

Viola

Richard Hadwen

Viola

Richard Hadwen

Richard Hadwen

Viola

Feargal Ó Dornáin

Viola

Feargal Ó Dornáin

Feargal Ó Dornáin

Viola

Ralph Tartaglia

Viola

Ralph Tartaglia

Ralph Tartaglia

Viola

Philip Walton

Viola

Philip Walton

Philip Walton

Viola

Thomas Isaac

Section Leader Cello

Thomas Isaac

Thomas Isaac

Section Leader Cello

Morag Stewart

Cello

Morag Stewart

Morag Stewart

Cello

Sarah Shephard

Cello

Sarah Shephard

Sarah Shephard

Cello

Rosalie Curlett

Cello

Rosalie Curlett

Rosalie Curlett

Cello

Sian Hetherington

Cello

Sian Hetherington

Sian Hetherington

Cello

Kathryn Lowry

Cello

Kathryn Lowry

Kathryn Lowry

Cello

Helen Glynn

Double Bass

Helen Glynn

Helen Glynn

Double Bass

Woodwind

Jennifer Sturgeon

Flute

Jennifer Sturgeon

Jennifer Sturgeon

Flute

Vahan Khourdoian

Bassoon

Vahan Khourdoian

Vahan Khourdoian

Bassoon

Greg Topping

Bassoon

Greg Topping

Greg Topping

Bassoon

Brass

Paul Klein

Horn

Paul Klein

Paul Klein

Horn

Jesse Durkan

Horn

Jesse Durkan

Jesse Durkan

Horn

Derek Parkins

Horn

Derek Parkins

Derek Parkins

Horn

Neil Gallie

Trombone

Neil Gallie

Neil Gallie

Trombone

Richard Ashmore

Bass Trombone

Richard Ashmore

Richard Ashmore

Bass Trombone

Stephen Irvine

Tuba

Stephen Irvine

Stephen Irvine

Tuba

Percussion

Sam Staunton

Percussion

Sam Staunton

Sam Staunton

Percussion

Admin

Auveen Sands

Chief Executive Officer

Auveen Sands

Auveen Sands

Chief Executive Officer

Patrick McCarthy

Artistic Director & Deputy Chief Executive

Patrick McCarthy

Patrick McCarthy

Artistic Director & Deputy Chief Executive

Paul McKinley

Library Manager & Programming Associate

Paul McKinley

Paul McKinley

Library Manager & Programming Associate

Helenna Howie

Production Manager

Helenna Howie

Helenna Howie

Production Manager

Zoe Coakley

Deputy Production Manager

Zoe Coakley

Zoe Coakley

Deputy Production Manager

Stephanie Elliott

Production Coordinator (LCE/Operations)

Stephanie Elliott

Stephanie Elliott

Production Coordinator (LCE/Operations)

Matthew Geer

Production Coordinator

Matthew Geer

Matthew Geer

Production Coordinator

Ruth Millar

Orchestra Manager

Ruth Millar

Ruth Millar

Orchestra Manager

Sophie O'Donnell

Deputy Orchestra Manager

Sophie O'Donnell

Sophie O'Donnell

Deputy Orchestra Manager

Thomas Neill

Orchestral Coordinator

Thomas Neill

Thomas Neill

Orchestral Coordinator

Kenny Livingstone

Driver & Stage Attendant

Kenny Livingstone

Kenny Livingstone

Driver & Stage Attendant

Conor Lynn

Stage Attendant

Conor Lynn

Conor Lynn

Stage Attendant

Lucy McCullagh

Head of Community Engagement & Grants

Lucy McCullagh

Lucy McCullagh

Head of Community Engagement & Grants

Jonathan Simmance

Animateur

Jonathan Simmance

Jonathan Simmance

Animateur

Colin Stark

Education Liaison

Colin Stark

Colin Stark

Education Liaison

Nigel Ireland

Community Liaison/Musician

Nigel Ireland

Nigel Ireland

Community Liaison/Musician

Sarah Patton

Fundraising Coordinator (Grants & Foundations)

Sarah Patton

Sarah Patton

Fundraising Coordinator (Grants & Foundations)

Lisa Kinghan

People & Culture Leader

Lisa Kinghan

Lisa Kinghan

People & Culture Leader

Paul O'Hagan

Townsend Liaison & Facilities Manager

Paul O'Hagan

Paul O'Hagan

Townsend Liaison & Facilities Manager

Seamus Conway

Finance Manager

Seamus Conway

Seamus Conway

Finance Manager

Bronagh Hughes

Assistant Finance Officer

Bronagh Hughes

Bronagh Hughes

Assistant Finance Officer

Michelle Baird

Head of Marketing & Corporate Fundraising

Michelle Baird

Michelle Baird

Head of Marketing & Corporate Fundraising

Miriam Crozier

Marketing & Communications Manager

Miriam Crozier

Miriam Crozier

Marketing & Communications Manager

Lucy Place

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Lucy Place

Lucy Place

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Rebekah Farmer

Corporate Fundraising Coordinator

Rebekah Farmer

Rebekah Farmer

Corporate Fundraising Coordinator

David Kinghan

Digital Content Manager

David Kinghan

David Kinghan

Digital Content Manager

Lucy Vella

Digital Platform Lead

Lucy Vella

Lucy Vella

Digital Platform Lead

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