Artistic Staff

Our conductors lead a tradition of imaginative, creative and challenging programs that offer listeners the finest works from the symphonic and choral repertoire, and encourage young people to hone their skills as musicians.

  • Tianhui Ng

    The American Prize winning conductor Tianhui Ng is the Music Director of the Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra (USA), the Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra (USA) and the Victory Players (USA). His…...

  • Gregory Brown

    Gregory W. Brown is a freelance conductor in Western Massachusetts, having recently finished a three-year appointment as Assistant Director of Choral Activities and Lecturer at Smith College in Northampton, MA,…...

  • Steven Bathory-Peeler

    Steven Bathory-Peeler is delighted to take on the role of music director for the Pioneer Valley Symphony Youth Orchestra. He is eager to bring his years of experience in conducting,…...

  • Netta Hadari

    Netta Hadari has played in concert halls in Japan, Israel, Italy, Portugal, and the US, as a touring violin soloist. During his varied musical career, Netta helped lead Music Haven,…...

Administrative Staff

  • Elizabeth Lachlan PVS Office Coordinator 

Support Staff and Volunteers

  • Justin Sundell-Thomas President of the Chorus
  • Erica Flyte Personnel Manager & Youth Orchestra Manager
  • Robin Luberoff Orchestra Librarian 
  • Karen Cole Volunteer Usher Coordinator


Board of Directors

Our board members shape the direction of the Pioneer Valley Symphony immediately and in the long term. Some of the working boards tasks include to raise funds, spread word about our concerts and present our ambitious programs.

  • Beckie Markarian – President
  • Janna Walters-Gidseg – Co-Vice President
  • Anna Wetherby – Co-Vice President
  • Peter Kravetz – Treasurer
  • Marvin Kelley – Secretary

  • Karen Atherton
  • Carl Erikson
  • Debbie Felton
  • Cary Hardwick
  • Aaron Lakota
  • Robin Luberoff
  • Ron Weiss
  • Terry Ruggles- Ex Officio