Violinist Jason Yu (left) and bass trombonist Luke Sieve (right) have joined the Cleveland Orchestra.

In Thursday’s (12/21), Zachary Lewis writes, “The Cleveland Orchestra will start the new year with two new players. This week, the orchestra announced the appointments of violinist Jason Yu and bass trombonist Luke Sieve. Both will begin with the orchestra on Jan. 8 … Yu will join the second violin section as assistant principal, while Sieve will be a member of the trombone section…. Sieve, a native of Texas, was acting bass trombonist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in the 2021-22 season. He also has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the Boston Pops. He graduated in 2023 from the New England Conservatory … He also was a fellow at Tanglewood Music Center and attended Music Academy of the West. Yu comes to Cleveland from the New York Philharmonic, where he was appointed in 2015. Previously, he was concertmaster and soloist with Miami’s New World Symphony and performed with the Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras. A native of South Korea, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at The Juilliard School and served as concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra. He has participated in the Artosphere Festival Orchestra, Sarasota Music Festival, and the Cleveland-based Encore School for Strings.”