Joel Fuller is a member of the first violin section and currently acting Associate PrincipalSecond of the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington DC. He was appointed by Christophe Eschenbach in 2009 after serving four years as Assistant Principal Second Violin of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. Mr. Fuller has degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the University of Michigan where his principal teachers were Vartan Manoogian and Paul Kantor. As a student, Joel won both schools’ concerto competitions and was the Grand Prize winner of the ASTA competition in Michigan. A lover of chamber music, Joel is a founding member of the Last Stand Quartet with members of the National Symphony and a member of the IBIS Chamber Music Society. Recent solo engagements include concerto performances with the Londontowne Symphony, the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra and the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra. Joel Plays on a violin made in Cremona, Italy by Omobono Stradivari in 1724 named the “ex-Powell”.