South Carolina’s Spartanburg Philharmonic has appointed Joanna Mulfinger as concertmaster, beginning with the 2024-25 season. She previously served as the orchestra’s assistant concertmaster for ten years, beginning 2007, and as interim concertmaster from 2017 to 2019. In 2022, she returned as interim concertmaster. Additionally, she has served as principal second violin of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra since 2003. A native of Greenville, SC, Mulfinger graduated from Bob Jones University and earned a master’s degree at the Peabody Conservatory, earning an award for outstanding musical and academic contributions. Training includes summer music studies at the Juilliard School in New York and the Hanns Eisler Hochschule Fur Musik in Berlin, and she participated in music festivals in France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and Canada. Mulfinger’s interest in different musical genres led her to learn and perform a new work for the erhu, a traditional Chinese stringed instrument, in 2016. In 2017, she established and led a baroque string ensemble at Anderson University for four years. Other engagements include collaborations with Baroque ensembles in New York and New Jersey, playing for touring Broadway shows and popular musical artists, and performing with local chamber ensembles, including the Mulfinger String Quartet.