Blair alumnus Jonathan Chu, viola, appointed to St. Louis Symphony

Jonathan Chu, who graduated from Blair in 2003 with a double-major in violin performance and economics, was one of three new violist appointments announced May 22 by the St. Louis Symphony. Chu is married to the symphony’s principal violist, Beth Guterman Chu, making them the seventh married couple in the orchestra.

Chu was in the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s viola section during the 2013-14 season. Prior to that, he was a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s viola section. As a violinist, he has performed with ECCO, the SLSO, the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, as concertmaster in the Juilliard Orchestra, and with the St. Paul and Orpheus Chamber Orchestras as guest principal. He has also recorded with eclectic rock band Vampire Weekend.