Archives for the month of: September, 2014

Francesco Mastromatteo (DMA ’12) returns to Central Texas this fall for two solo engagements with orchestra. On Sunday, September 28, Francesco makes his fourth appearance with conductor Robert Radmer and the Balcones Community Orchestra in the Vieuxtemps Cello Concerto. And on October 4 & 5, Francesco makes his debut with conductor David Oertel and the Starlight Symphony Orchestra in Wimberley performing the Haydn Cello Concerto in C major. For venue, ticket and more information, visit and

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In addition to teaching at the Meri-Helsinki Music School in Finland, Johannes Teppo (MM ’13) has been appointed to the faculty of the International School of Music in Helsinki, the only official school in Finland teaching music in English and in other foreign languages. At the ISM, Johannes teaches students from the United Kingdom, France, Russia, Korea and China.

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Francesco Mastromatteo (DMA ’12) has been promoted to Head of Chamber Music and the Orchestra Department 
at the Conservatorio di Musica Umberto Giordano in Foggia, the second largest province in Italy. His residency is in Rodi Garganico, a seaside resort on the northern coast of the Gargano peninsula. For more information, visit

Yi Xin (DMA ’14) advanced to the final round of live auditions for the Principal Cello position of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. He was one of only two cellists from outside of the RPO remaining in the finals. This is the third time in the last couple of years that Yi made the finals of a major orchestral audition.

Now in its 91st year, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra presents nearly 200 concerts per year, serving an estimated quarter of a million people through ticketed events, education and community engagement activities, and concerts in schools and community centers. Effective today, September 1, 2014, American conductor Ward Stare begins his tenure as Music Director of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

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