Paul Rosenbloom, Artistic Director, piano

In addition to being Musica Dolce’s Artistic Director, Hopkinton resident Paul Rosenbloom is an accomplished pianist and composer. He graduated magna cum laude in music composition from Harvard in 1974 and received his Master’s and Doctorate in composition from Cornell in 1979. He has taught theory, piano and composition at Cornell and the New England Conservatory. He was principal pianist of the Filarmonica de Caracas (Venezuela), as well as head of the piano department at the Caracas Conservatory. After over a quarter century, Paul recently retired as principal pianist with the Rhode Island Philharmonic. He has conducted the Young Peoples Symphony, the URI and Ariosti chamber orchestras, and has been the composer-in-residence of Musica Dolce since its inception.

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John Sumerlin, violin

Violinist John Sumerlin has performed as soloist in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe and was first violinist in the Harrington String Quartet, and was in the Dallas, Cincinnati, American, and Honolulu Symphony Orchestras, and the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. He was concertmaster and soloist with the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra. Since 1989, East Greenwich resident Sumerlin has taught violin, viola, and chamber music at Rhode Island College, where he is concertmaster of the RIC Symphony and conductor of the RIC Chamber Orchestra.