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Jennifer Girone-Virgilio

Cellist

 

BIOGRAPHY

Jennifer Girone-Virgilio (cello) has performed in venues across the world, including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as the Principal Cellist with the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Asian Artists Opera; in Italy, as a part of the Opera, Theater, and Music Festival of Lucca; and acting on stage at New York’s Metropolitan Opera as the role of “cellist” in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut

Ms. Girone-Virgilio recorded the soundtrack to The China Question, a documentary directed by Brook Silva-Braga, which has been featured on CNBC. Additionally, she can be heard on Warner Brothers’ singer/songwriter Matt White’s album, Shirley. More recently, Jennifer performed Arnold Schoenberg's
Pierrot Lunaire with the OMNI Ensemble in Brooklyn and Staten Island.  

Jennifer is a member of the Red Door Chamber Players and Rhymes with Opera. She studied at The Hartt School with Steven Thomas, and Mannes College of Music with Paul Tobias. Ms. Girone-Virgilio is on faculty at the New England Suzuki Institute, and is the Head of the Suzuki Cello/Bass Department at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.

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Photograph by Jaka Vinsek

 

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

Orchestral

  • Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Asian Artists Opera Orchestra*

  • Empire Chamber Orchestra

  • String Orchestra of Brooklyn#

  • Litha Symphony Orchestra#

  • Ensemble 212+

* principal   # assistant principal  + substitute

Recordings

  • CNBC Featured Documentary Soundtrack - The China Question

  • Rhymes with Opera- Adam Matlock: Red Giant

  • Warner Bros. Recording Artist, Matt White - Shirley

  • Jeff Litman- Outside

  • Nate Graham- Daylight

Notable Performances

  • OMNI Ensemble

    • Crumb: Vox Balanae

    • Schöenberg: Pierrot Lunaire

  • String Orchestra of Brooklyn

    • Schöenberg: Verklarte Nacht

    • Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress

  • Rhymes with Opera

    • Matlock: Red Giant

    • Lam: Heartbreak Express

  • Groovin' in the Park Festival 2017- Reggae Symphony Orchestra​

    • Performed sets with Freddie McGregor, Ken Boothe, and Leroy Sibbles

Contemporary Music

  • Rhymes with Opera

  • OMNI Ensemble

  • MImesis Ensemble

  • CIRCE Ensemble

Chamber Music

  • OMNI Ensemble

  • Red Door Chamber Players

  • Reed and Word

  • Helvetica String Trio

  • Archipelago String Quartet

  • Brusca Clarinet Trio

Acting

  • The Metropolitan Opera

    • Manon Lescaut- Role of Cellist

 

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PHOTOS

Headshot

Photograph by Jaka Vinsek

Red Door Chamber Players

Performing in Oyster Bay, NY with the Red Door Chamber Players

Rhymes with Opera Workshop

Performing at the National Opera Center with the Rhymes with Opera Workshop

Red Door Chamber Players

Performing at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music with the Red Door Chamber Players

Backstage at the Metropolitan Opera

Before acting as the "Cellist" in Act 2 of Manon Lescaut

Red Door Celli

Rehearsing with the Red Door Chamber Players

Groovin in the Park 2017

Performing sets with the Reggae Orchestra and Freddie McGregor, Ken Boothe, and Leroy Sibbles

Fashion Show

Performing at a Fashion Show with members of the Red Door Chamber Players

Rhymes with Opera Workshop

Performing at the National Opera Center with the Rhymes with Opera Workshop

HMI

Performing with the Henry Mancini Institute in 2005

Red Door Chamber Players

Performing at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music with the Red Door Chamber Players

LINKS

 

Red Door Chamber Players//

www.reddoorchamberplayers.com

 

Rhymes with Opera//

www.rhymeswithopera.org

 

CONTACT

 

Jennifer Girone-Virgilio

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