Leonardo Rosario

Leonardo began his violin studies with Sibila Schelin, studying later with Cecilia Guida and Ayrton Pinto. He participated in masterclasses with Leon Spier and Lorenz Nasturica (Berliner Philharmoniker Orchester), Lavard Skou-Larsen (Universitat Mozarteum, Austria), Renata Kubala (Symfoniorkester Trondheim, Norway) and Gerardo Ribeiro (Northwestern University, Chicago).

He was a member of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas from 2003 to 2005 and principal second violin during the first season, touring around nine countries in North, Central, and Southern America. Leonardo has also been the Concermaster of the São Paulo University Chamber Orchestra and member of the São Paulo University State University Chamber Orchestra and Experimental Repertoire Orchestra. He has also attended the “Festival Internacional de Campos do Jordão” (International Festival of Campos do Jordão) in 1999, 2000 and 2005. In those orchestras, he worked under the baton of Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel, Gustavo Dudamel among others.

In 2008 he accomplished his Master degree with a full scholarship at the Boston Conservatory in Irina Muresanu ́s studio and performed as soloist with the Conservatory Orchestra on two occasions, presenting the Violin Concerto by Brahms and the Triple Concerto by Beethoven. While in America, he was selected as a member of the Honors Quartet at The Boston Conservatory, a group that won second prize in the International Chamber Music Competition of the Chamber Music Foundation of the New England. During this period, he studied with Mela Tenenbaum in New York.

After graduating, back in Brazil, he was a member of Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra until 2015, when he was awarded full assistantship to study at UNCG. In 2018, he graduated Doctor of Musical Arts. Recently, he was appointed Assistant Concertmaster of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra.

Instruments
  • Violin
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