Seattle Symphony Welcomes Four New Musicians

Appointments for the 2019–2020 season include First Assistant Concertmaster Eduardo Rios, Associate Principal Bassoon Luke Fieweger, Second Violin Sydney Adedamola and Bass Will Langlie-Miletich

By Catherine Nguyen

We’re delighted to announce four new musicians joining the orchestra this Fall!

Music Director Thomas Dausgaard and the Seattle Symphony will welcome four musicians to the orchestra at the start of the 2019–2020 season: First Assistant Concertmaster Eduardo Rios, Associate Principal Bassoon Luke Fieweger and Section Bass Will Langlie-Miletich. Violinist Sydney Adedamola will join the orchestra for a one-year position in the Second Violin Section.

Please join us in in welcoming these musicians to the Seattle Symphony! Learn more about them below and look for them in the orchestra this upcoming season.

First Assistant Concertmaster Eduardo Rios
Eduardo Rios

Eduardo Rios

Winner of the 2015 Sphinx Competition, violinist Eduardo Rios joins the orchestra as the Seattle Symphony’s First Assistant Concertmaster. Prior to the appointment, he was a Resident Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Eduardo began playing the violin at age ten and made his solo debut at age fourteen with the National Symphony Orchestra of Peru and his U.S. debut in 2015 with the Houston Symphony. Additional solo engagements include performances with the Nashville Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Orchestra of the Americas, Colburn Orchestra, Chattanooga Symphony, and the National Repertory Orchestra. Eduardo studied violin in Peru with Laszlo Benedek at the National Conservatory, and received his Bachelor of Music and Artist Diploma at the Colburn School Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, where he studied with Robert Lipsett, the Jascha Heifetz Distinguished Violin Chair.

Photo by Craig Matthews

Associate Principal Bassoon Luke Fieweger
Luke Fieweger

Luke Fieweger

Luke Fieweger completed the joint five-year Bachelor of Arts/Masters in Music program between Harvard University and New England Conservatory (NEC), earning a degree from Harvard in neurobiology and studying at NEC with Richard Svoboda and Richard Ranti. He then pursued further studies as an Artist Diploma candidate at the Colburn School studying with Richard Beene. His chamber music experience includes performances with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra and Boston Symphony Orchestra, as well as appearances with an ongoing Bach cantata series in Boston, and concerts with the improvisation-based ensemble Survivor’s Breakfast. His festival appearances include the Tanglewood Music Center, the Music Academy of the West and the New York String Orchestra Seminar.

Photo by Phil Channing

Section Bass Will-Langlie Miletich
Will Langlie Miletich

Will-Langlie Miletich

Will Langlie-Miletich joins the Seattle Symphony bass section in the fall of 2019 after attending the Curtis Institute of Music. He has studied under Harold Robinson, Edgar Meyer, Todd Gowers of Seattle Pacific University and the Symphony’s very own Principal Bass Jordan Anderson. In 2018 Langlie-Miletich was the sole bassist selected for the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival and returned to Marlboro this summer. An avid chamber musician, Langlie-Miletich has performed at festivals such as ChamberFest Cleveland and Music in the Vineyards in Napa California. Langlie-Miletich has been a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and School, and has attended Boston University's Tanglewood Institute and the Domaine Forget International Music Academy in Quebec, Canada.

Here are some thoughts from Will about joining the Seattle Symphony: “As a Seattle native, I am very excited to be joining my hometown orchestra, the Seattle Symphony, this fall. Growing up in Seattle, I had the opportunity to witness first-hand the powerful connection that the Seattle Symphony has with our community by participating in Merriman Family Young Composers Workshop, Seattle Symphony Young Artist Auditions, the Tiny Tots Concerts (where I received my first ever paycheck for playing music). The Seattle Symphony has a unique combination of musical excellence and social mission. I feel very privileged to be a part of the Seattle Symphony and can't wait to start making music.”

Photo by Yuen Lui Studios

Second Violin Sydney Adedamola
Sydney Adedamola

Sydney Adedamola

Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Sydney Adedamola has spent most of her young adult life in Los Angeles, graduating in May 2018 with her Bachelor in Music from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. During her time in LA, Adedamola held positions with various orchestras including the Long Beach Symphony and Debut Chamber Orchestra and served as Principal Second Violin of the USC Symphony. She has also performed with the Pacific Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the National Repertory Orchestra. Adedamola was most recently a recipient of the Los Angeles Orchestra Fellowship, a collaboration between the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. As a student at USC her main mentors included Bing Wang, Margaret Batjer, Dr. Lina Bahn and Glenn Dicterow.

Photo by Ben Gibbs

Thank You!

Through the caring support of our donor family, the Seattle Symphony is able to attract and retain world-class musicians like Eduardo, Luke, Will and Sydney. Join the community of supporters who make our music possible with your donation today!


Posted on July 24, 2019