Originally from Buffalo, New York, violist Joseph LoCicero received his Bachelor of Music degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with Jeffrey Irvine and Kirsten Docter, and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree at CIM studying with Lynne Ramsey of the Cleveland Orchestra.
An avid chamber musician, Joseph has collaborated with members of the Juilliard Quartet, and the Cleveland Quartet, and has spent summers at the Meadowmount School of Music, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Colorado College Music Festival, the Banff Centre, the Perlman Music Program, and the Aspen Music Festival. His former teachers include Valerie Heywood, and Patricia McCarty.
Mr. LoCicero was the recipient of the Buffalo Philharmonic Young Musician’s Scholarship, the Buffalo Chamber Music Society’s Silverman Scholarship, and the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Dr. Bennett Levine Chamber Music Award. He has performed as a substitute in the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra since 2010, including performances in Carnegie Hall, and multiple recordings on the Naxos Music label. He currently plays on a German viola made by Wenzel Fuchs, c. 1900.
This performance marks Joseph LoCicero’s La Jolla Music Society debut.
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