About Michael

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Michael Vannoni, a Juilliard graduate (BM and MM in Viola Performance), is a multi-instrumentalist, an educator, and a music administrator.   His career includes orchestra tours, music school teaching, festival and orchestra management, and music publishing roles.

Performance

Michael has performed at the Verbier Tanglewood and Taos music festivals.  He has also performed with Albany Symphony (NY), Binghamton Philharmonic, Glens Falls Symphony, The Chelsea Symphony, and The String Orchestra of Brooklyn.

Michael has worked with many of the world’s elite conductors, including James Levine, Seiji Ozawa, Robert Spano, Valery Gergiev, Charles Dutoit, and Claudio Abbado.

Education

Michael’s teachers have been Karen Tuttle (Juilliard), Steven Ansell (Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston University), and Christian Euler (University of Music and Theatrical Arts, Graz, Austria). Michael plays on a 1997 Alexander Tulchinsky viola.

Teaching

Michael is a trained teacher of the Suzuki Method (violin units 1-8).  As of July, 2021, Michael will also be a trained Suzuki Method cello teacher (units 1-4).  Michael has been on faculty (violin, viola, cello, flute and piano) at a number of community music schools, and has worked as a Teaching Artist throughout Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Long Island.  He is a Violin Teaching Artist with Midori & Friends.

While at the Musicorda Music Festival, Michael was a violin teaching assistant to Roberta Guaspari-Tsavaras, who is known for her work in inner-city schools in Harlem, NY.

Students of Michael’s have been accepted into music programs such as LaGuardia High School, Frank Sinatra High School, Mark Twain Middle School, and NY Pops Kids on The Virtual Stage.

Administration

As a compliment to his performing and teaching, Michael is an experienced music administrator. He has held positions at the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, Schott Music, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Moab Music Festival, and Welltone New Music.

Michael is currently String Department Chair at Brooklyn Music School.