Carla Ecker

Kathleen Strahm

Music Director Martin Majkut has this to say about the new additions to our orchestra:

“Carla Ecker and Kathleen Strahm are the newest top quality additions to the RVS. Carla, our new concertmaster, has an extensive performance background. In addition to the RVS, she also plays with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra and Santa Fe Opera. She is a real musical firebrand. Kathleen, our new associate concertmaster, grew up in Rogue Valley and used to be the concertmaster of the YSSO. She just returned to the valley with a fresh doctoral degree from the Arizona State University. These two mature and intelligent musicians will make a fabulous combo in the all-important first stand of violins!”