Florida’s Naples Philharmonic has appointed seven new musicians for the 2023-24 season.
Egor Antonenko, acting principal cello, is active as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer. He debuted as a soloist at 8 years old with the Kaliningrad Chamber Orchestra, and has collaborated with Eastern European ensembles including the Moscow and Ryazan chamber orchestras, as well as the Petrozavodsk, Yaroslavi, and Volgograd symphonies.
A native of Northern Kentucky, Spencer Bay, acting principal horn, began musical studies on piano at age four and before deciding to focus on the horn by age 14. Bay received a Bachelor of Music degree from Rice University in 2019, a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in 2021, then spent the next few years as a fellow at the New World Symphony.
Other musician appointments include Catherine Gatewood, assistant principal clarinet; Katherine Kobylarz, violin; Beth Larsen, assistant principal flute; Alex Moore, associate principal/utility horn; and Michael Strauss, viola.