Orchestra Lumos, the Connecticut-based ensemble until recently known as the Stamford Symphony, has promoted violinist Deborah Buck to concertmaster and Peter Weitzner to principal bass. The two are long-standing members of Orchestra Lumos, Buck having served several seasons as acting concertmaster. Read the full announcement.

For 17 years, Deborah Buck was a member of the Lark Quartet, where she concertized, commissioned, and recorded many works by American composers. She was the concertmaster of the Brooklyn Philharmonic from 2008 to 2013. An active recitalist, in 2020 Ms. Buck received commissions for a solo violin piece by John Harbison and for a work for violin and piano by Bruce Adolphe. Recent performances have been with pianist Orli Shaham for the Kauffman Music Center’s Musical Storefront series (NYC), and at Off the Hook Arts and Telluride MusicFest in CO. Buck is assistant professor of violin and head of strings and chamber music at SUNY Purchase, and co-executive director and curator of the Faculty Concert Series at the Kinhaven Music School in Vermont. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School and University of Southern California.

Peter Weitzner, a graduate of the Juilliard School, has performed with Solisti New York, the Jupiter Symphony, EOS Ensemble, SONYC, Philharmonia Virtuosi, Stamford Symphony, Musicians Accord, and the New Jersey Symphony. As soloist, he has appeared with the Baltimore Symphony and performed the New York premiere of Sheila Silver’s Chant for bass and piano. Weitzner has been a frequent participant at U.S. and international music festivals. An avid chamber musician, Weitzner is the curator and host of the BPL Chamber Players in residence at the Brooklyn Public Library. He has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Orion, Enso, Daedalus, Formosa, and Cassatt quartets, Trio Solisti, New York Chamber Ensemble, New York Philomusica, Garden City Chamber Music Society, Sherman Chamber Ensemble, North Country Chamber Players, and the Berkshire Bach Society.