Our Musicians

Paloma Griffin Hébert

Paloma Griffin Hébert, Founder and Violinist

Founding director of the Melegari Chamber Players, violinist Paloma Griffin Hébert currently performs with the Portland new music ensemble, FearNoMusic

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Kirsten Norvell

Kirsten Norvell, Business Manager and Violinist

Manager of the Melegari Chamber Players, Kirsten Hisatomi-Norvell is an active freelance violinist and private teacher. As the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s former Orchestra Manager, her duties included hiring musicians, coordinating schedules and production.

Sarah Roth

Sarah Roth, Contractor and Violinist

Sarah Roth is an active freelance violinist and teacher. A former member of the Oregon Symphony, she has toured North America and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician with …

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Ashley Peck

Ashley Peck, Contractor and Cellist

Ashley Peck has been a cellist with Melegari Chamber Players since 2007. She is a member of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra …

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Keiko Araki

Keiko Araki, Violinist

Keiko Araki is currently a member of the Oregon Symphony. She has also been a member of the Alabama and Delaware Symphony Orchestras …

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Inés Voglar

Inés Voglar, Violinist

Inés Voglar joined of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra in August 2004 and is active as a teacher, coach, chamber music player, and soloist. Following a scholarship to come to the United States …

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Joël Belgique

Joël Belgique, Violist

Joël Belgique has been principal of the Oregon Symphony’s viola section since 1997. Raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, by French parents, Joël studied viola with Mikhail Boguslavsky before …

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Charles Noble

Charles Noble, Violist

Charles Noble has been Assistant principal violist of the Oregon Symphony since 1995. He has appeared as soloist with the Oregon Symphony in works of Bach, Bruch, Castaldo, and Mozart. His other solo appearances have included …

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Heather Blackburn

Heather Blackburn, Cellist

A New York native, Heather Blackburn holds degrees from Peabody Conservatory and Washington State University. She has been a member of the Oregon Ballet Theatre Orchestra for …

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Karen Wagner

Karen Wagner, Oboist

Oboist Karen Wagner has been a member of the Oregon Symphony since 1999. She received her bachelor’s degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and then pursued a master’s degree at the University of Southern California as …

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