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Annunziata Tomaro

Annunziata Tomaro

Praised as a “rising light in the musical firmament” and a “brilliant young Maestra,” Annunziata Tomaro is equally at home in symphonic, operatic, and contemporary repertoire. Born in New Jersey, USA, she is currently an assistant conductor in the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

As founder and music director of The Phoenix Ensemble in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Ms. Tomaro collaborated with international distinguished artists. For almost a decade, Tomaro was music director and principal conductor of the CCM (College-Conservatory of Music) Concert Orchestra and contemporary ensemble Café MoMus in Cincinnati. During that time, Tomaro held various other posts, including music director of the Central Kentucky Youth Symphony, associate conductor of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, conductor and music director of the Opera Theater and Music Festival of Lucca, and the Spoleto Festival in Italy.

After several years of guest conducting in South America, in 2014 Tomaro was appointed assistant conductor and head of stage music of the Orquesta Estable of the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Top prize winner of the 2010 International “Antonio Pedrotti” Conducting Competition, Ms. Tomaro’s honors also include a Robinson Award, presented by the Conductor’s Guild, Presser Award, and a Fulbright grant to Berlin. She was awarded an “Outstanding Woman Conductor” grant by the League of American Orchestras. Since beginning her musical studies at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division, Ms. Tomaro has worked with some of the world’s most recognized conducting pedagogues, including Gustav Meier, Kenneth Kiesler, Mark Gibson, Larry Rachleff, Jorge Perez-Gomez, and Jorma Panula.

Annunziata Tomaro is represented by William Rienert & Associates.

Meet the Musicians

FIRST VIOLIN
Carmelo de los Santos
Karen McKinnon Concertmaster Chair
Sarah Tasker •••
Assistant Concertmaster
Ana María Quintero Muñoz
Joan Wang +
Heidi Deifel
Juliana Huestis
Barbara Rivers
Nicolle Maniaci
Barbara Scalf Morris

SECOND VIOLIN
Rachel Jacklin •
Carol Swift •••
Julanie Lee
Jessica Retana ++
Liana Austin
Lidija Peno-Kelly
Sheila McLay
Brad Richards

VIOLA
Laura Chang
Kimberly Fredenburgh •••
Allegra Askew
Christine Rancier
Laura Steiner
Michael Anderson
Lisa DiCarlo
Joan Hinterbichler
Laura Campbell

CELLO
Amy Huzjak
Jonathan Flaksman •••

Carla Lehmeier-Tatum
Ian Mayne-Brody
Dana Winograd
David Schepps
Lisa Collins
Elizabeth Purvis

BASS
Mark Tatum ••
Katherine Olszowka
Terry Pruitt
Marco Retana
Frank Murry

FLUTE
Valerie Potter
Esther Fredrickson
Jiyoun Hur ••+
Noah Livingston ••++

PICCOLO
Esther Fredrickson

OBOE
Kevin Vigneau
Amanda Talley

ENGLISH HORN
Melissa Peña ••+
Rebecca Ray ••++

CLARINET
Marianne Shifrin
Lori Lovato •••
Jeffrey Brooks

E-FLAT CLARINET
Lori Lovato

BASS CLARINET
Jeffrey Brooks

BASSOON
Stefanie Przybylska •
Denise Turner

HORN
Peter Erb •+
Alana Yee +++
Allison Tutton
Andrew Meyers
Maria Long ••••

TRUMPET
John Marchiando
Brynn Marchiando
Sam Oatts ••

TROMBONE
Aaron Zalkind
Byron Herrington

BASS TROMBONE
David Tall +
Robinson Schulze ++

TUBA
Richard White

TIMPANI
Micah Harrow •+

PERCUSSION
Jeff Cornelius
Kenneth Dean
Emily Corneliu

Principal •
Associate Principal ••
Assistant Principal •••
Assistant ••••
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