Acting Principal Viola
Massachusetts native Matthew Sinno recently was appointed associate principal viola of the Kansas City Symphony. He also has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. As winner of the 2014 Juilliard Concerto Competition, Sinno performed Hindemith’s Der Schwanendreher in Alice Tully Hall with the Juilliard Orchestra. He has attended several summer festivals including Perlman Music Program, Music Academy of the West and Colorado College Music Festival. An avid chamber musician, Sinno performs regularly at Chestnut Hill Concerts in Connecticut and has collaborated with distinguished artists Donald Weilerstein and Jeremy Denk. He holds degrees from the Juilliard School and Curtis Institute of Music. His primary teachers include Cynthia Phelps, Heidi Castleman, Roberto Díaz, Toby Appel, Ed Gazouleas and David Rubinstein.