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
Krzysztof Zimowski Karen McKinnon Concertmaster Chair
David Felberg Associate Concertmaster
Ana María Quintero Muñoz ++ Associate Concertmaster
Sarah Tasker Assistant Concertmaster
Laura Steiner
Joan Wang
Juliana Huestis
Steve Ognacevic
Kerri Lay +
Bradford Richards
Barbara Barber ++
Barbara Rivers
Nicolle Maniaci
Barbara Scalf Morris

SECOND VIOLIN
Gabriela Fogo •+
Rafael Marzagão •++

Carol Swift ••
Julanie Lee
Anthony Templeton
Liana Austin
Eric Sewell
Lidija Peno-Kelly
Sheila McLay
Heather MacArthur

VIOLA
Laura Chang
Kimberly Fredenburgh ••
Allegra Askew
Christine Rancier
Virginia Lawrence
Willy Sucre +
Joan Hinterbichler
Lisa DiCarlo

BASSOON
Stefanie Przybylska •
Denise Turner

HORN
Peter Erb
Allison Tutton
Katelyn Lewis •••

TRUMPET
John Marchiando
Brynn Marchiando •••
Tristan Frank

TROMBONE
Aaron Zalkind
Byron Herrington

BASS TROMBONE
David Tall

TUBA
Richard White •+
Justin Gruber •++

TIMPANI
Micah Harrow

PERCUSSION
Jeff Cornelius
Kenneth Dean
Emily Cornelius

HARP
Matthew Tutsky

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Assistant Principal ••
Associate Principal •••
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