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Amoroso, Richard (1970-Present)

He is a violinist born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, whose father is the cellist Richard Amoroso.   He began performing as a child and was awarded a scholarship from the Settlement Music School.  He took further studies with teachers that included Norman Carol who was the concertmaster for the Philadelphia Orchestra and gave a solo performance with that orchestra after winning a student concerto competition.

He took further studies at Dickinson College and performed as a member of the Philly Pops and the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra Philadelphia.

In 1998 he became a member of The Philadelphia Orchestra and held the position of Acting Assistant Concertmaster for their 2007-8 season.  He has also performed in several recitals and appeared as a soloist with the North Penn Symphony, been the concertmaster for Pro Musica and performed as Second Violin for The Academy of Vocal Arts, The Mendelssohn Club and The Philadelphia Singers.

He has also served on the faculty and staff of the Strings International Music Festival, the NYSSSA School of Orchestral Studies and Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance.

Here is a montage of Richard performing various concertos…