Musicians for 2021-22 

First Violin

Jody Crafford

Kristen G. Price

Ueli Schweizer, concertmaster

Wendy Steslicke

Debbie White


Second Violin

Miriam Bryant, principal

Ken Hoyle

Samantha Lane

Tracy Rivas

Anne Marie Schwankl



Karen Huey, principal

Emily Troutman



Elisabeth Crandall, principal

Jessica Dunham

Dr. Bill Hall

Alexa Hughes

Wanda Wazenegger

Tony Williams



Reinette S. Stephenson, principal


Kayla Brockhoff

Deborah Godfrey

Jessica T. Simmons, principal

Robin Whitten



Lauren Winkens, principal

Pat Wright


Van Groce, Jr., principal

Ella M. Lazenby

Don Wazenegger


Thomas Turanchik



Brianna Souza


Sue Agazzi



John Manning, Principal

Dylan Quick



Brad Simpson



Greg Lewis

Melissa Mitchell



Joe Hanna


Ulric (Ueli) Schweizer is in his nineteenth season as concertmaster of the LCCO.  A native of Georgia, Ueli began playing violin at age ten when his family moved to South Carolina.  With a B.A. in music from UNC-Greensboro, he is an active performer, playing regularly in a myriad of venues and for a variety of occasions in the Piedmont region.  


As concertmaster, he has been highlighted as a soloist in several LCCO concerts, including performances of Dvorák's Romance and Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending. One of his interests involves acting and playing in Let Your Children Tell, a play produced by the Touring Theatre of North Carolina about children who were sent to concentration camps in WWII. He lives in Greensboro with his wife, pianist Dr. Mayumi Osada, and repairs string instruments at Moore Music Company.

Reinette S. Stephenson
Reinette S. Stephenson

LCCO Board President & Principal Bass

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Ueli Schweizer
Ueli Schweizer


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Tara & Eric Keith
Tara & Eric Keith

Music Director & Principal Horn

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Reinette S. Stephenson
Reinette S. Stephenson

LCCO Board President & Principal Bass

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Need event music?

Several of our LCCO musicians play solo and chamber music for special events such as weddings and receptions.  If you would like music for an event, please feel free to contact one of the musicians listed below.

Elisabeth Crandall - cello, string quartet

Karen Huey - viola, string quartet

Jessica Traversino Simmons - flute

Daniel Simmons - trumpet, brass


 Music Director

For the 2021-22 season, LCCO is led by Musician Director Vincent Povázsay, co-director and conductor of earspace, a contemporary chamber music ensemble based in Raleigh. He also serves as a cover conductor with the North Carolina Symphony. 


Povázsay received his Bachelor of Music from UNC-Chapel Hill where his focus was on percussion, mostly orchestral, but also in wind and percussion ensembles. He earned a Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting from Northwestern University, where he served as assistant conductor of the NU Contemporary Music Ensemble.


Povázsay has served as Assistant Conductor for productions with the North Carolina Opera. In 2018, he conducted the world premiere staging of Family Secrets: Kith and Kin, a chamber opera written and conceived by a team of North Carolina-based artists. 


In addition to LCCO, Povázsay has appeared with the Janáček Philharmonic, International Contemporary Ensemble, Northwestern Philharmonia, UNC Symphony Orchestra, Meredith College Opera, and the Chapel Hill Philharmonia.


Music Director Emeritus


Tara Villa Keith served as LCCO's music director for eleven seasons through 2019. She is an associate professor of music at Davidson College and the music director of the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra.  Under her direction, the DCSO was the national winner of The American Prize 2018 for orchestral performance in the collegiate division.


Previously, Villa Keith has been a cover conductor with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra; assistant conductor for the Hot Springs Music Festival (Arkansas); guest conductor for the Northwest School of the Arts Symphonic Orchestra, North Carolina All Eastern Regional Strings Orchestra, Union Symphony Orchestra (North Carolina), Macon Symphony Orchestra (Georgia), and Opera at USC (South Carolina).


Read more about Tara Villa Keith's leadership of the LCCO at History.