RESUME AND EXPERIENCE
BRUNO NASTA STRING STUDIO
Violin/Viola/Electric Violin Lessons
Beginners to advanced
All age groups
Jazz and Rock/Blues improvisation
Chamber Music Coaching
Bruno Nasta graduated from James Madison University with a Music Performance degree. He was a member of the Richmond Symphony Masterworks Orchestra and Richmond Chamber Players in residence at the Virginia Museum of fine Arts.
Celebrities that top the extensive list he has performed with and/or convened orchestras for include; The Three Tenors, Three Irish Tenors, 3 Mo Tenors, Luciano Pavarotti, The Who, The Moody Blues, Yes, Gloria Estafan, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Lyle Lovett, Denyce Graves, Josh Groban, John Denver, Paul Potts and Liza Minnelli.
Mr. Nasta has recorded for the Intersound Label as Concertmaster of The Taliesan Orchestra. These recordings received a #1 position on Billboard’s record ratings for three weeks in the summer of 1997 for the classical crossover category as well as several recordings that have been nominated for Grammy’s in 1998.
He is a featured soloist on Eva Cassidy’s multi-platinum selling recordings “Imagine” and "American Tune".
His improvisatory violin solos are featured on Kathy Fink/Marcy Marxter’s Grammy winning recording “Bon Apetite” and in 2003, received a “wammie” award by the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) for best classical artist.
In 1998, he was appointed as Personnel Director of the National Gallery Orchestra and in 2002, Assistant to the National Gallery of Art’s music department. Mr. Nasta’s personal recordings and the recordings of the NGO’s live Sunday night performances have been featured nationally on NPR’s Performance Today, NPR News and on various musical presentations of Washington’s local public radio broadcast station WETA.
In the spring of 2008 he was appointed the program coordinator and Master of Ceremonies for the Friday evening “Jazz in the Garden” summer concert series at the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden.
Currently, Bruno maintains a vigorous freelancing schedule, actively recording and performing in the Symphony, Opera and Theater circuits of Greater Washington DC and Baltimore areas. Musical performance credits for film include; “Crazy like a Fox”, and the documentary “Yoo-hoo Mrs. Goldberg”.
Click on these icons to access my Facebook studio page and email me directly