Assistant section leader
Nora Lopez is the orchestra's new viola assistant section leader from the 2015-16 season. She was born in Frankfurt and started her musical education at the age of five. She studied the viola at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich with Professor Hariolf Schlichtig and completed her Master of Viola Performance with highest honours.
Nora Lopez has been a regular guest player in the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Bavarian State Opera and the Munich Chamber Orchestra. She has had long-term contracts with the Tromsø Chamber Orchestra and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.
As a soloist, Nora has performed with well-known European orchestras for instance in the Herkulessaal in Germany, and with different orchestras in South and Central America. She is also a passionate chamber musician and has played with musicians such as Ingolf Turban, Mi-kyung Lee, Jürgen Weber and Heinrich Braun.