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Aaron Tubergen is a frequent substitute with the Cleveland Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra.
From 2013-2017, he served as Principal Viola of the South Dakota Symphony, where he was
featured in Berlioz’s Harold in Italy, Strauss’s Don Quixote, and Lera Auerbach’s Sogno di
Stabat Mater. Now based in Memphis with his wife, Aaron performs locally with the Iris
Orchestra, Memphis Symphony, and Nashville Symphony. He has performed at the chamber
music festivals of Faulkner, Kent/Blossom, Sarasota, and Saugatuck, has taught at the Calvin
College String Summit and the Faulkner Chamber Music Festival, and performs at the Lakes
Area Music Festival every August. He earned his Bachelor of Music from the Cleveland Institute
of Music under the instruction of Robert Vernon, Principal Viola Emeritus of the Cleveland
Orchestra. At CIM, he was the recipient of the Robert Vernon Prize for excellence in viola
performance. He is a Michigan native.