Cellist Esther Seitz and bass trombonist Lovrick Gary will enjoy a two-year fellowship that aims to support career development of outstanding young musicians of African American, Latin American and Native American descent
The Minnesota Orchestra has appointed cellist Esther Seitz and bass trombone player Lovrick Gary as Rosemary and David Good fellows. They will begin their two-year appointments with the orchestra in September 2021.
The Rosemary and David Good fellowship is intended to support greater diversity in the orchestral field by providing mentorship, coaching and experience at a professional level to outstanding young musicians of African American, Latin American and Native American descent.
Over the course of the fellowship, Seitz and Gary will observe and participate in Minnesota Orchestra rehearsals, perform within the orchestra at selected concerts, study with orchestra musicians, and train and prepare for auditions. Rosemary and David Good Fellows receive mentoring from Minnesota Orchestra musicians and work with Minnesota students on a variety of initiatives through the orchestra’s Education and Community Engagement department.
Cellist in the Minnesota Orchestra Pitnarry Shin, who served on the audition panel, spoke excitedly of the latest cello appointment: ’I was inspired by Esther’s musicianship and infectious enthusiasm. I look forward to playing alongside her in the cello section’