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Composer, Violinist and Violist Bernard Vallandingham (b. 1978) has performed throughout the US in venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in Palm Beach, Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in Miami and Naples Center for the Arts in Naples and has worked with conductors Kurt Masur, Yuri Temirkanov, Zdenek Macal, Joseph Silverstein, Marco Armiliato among others. At age 15 he was selected to be a National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellow, where he was given on loan a Grancino violin for his remarkable talent. He completed his musical studies at Oberlin Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music where he studied violin and viola with Marilyn Macdonald and Isaac Malkin, and music theory, counterpoint and composition with Warren Darcy, Allen Cadwallader and Mark Stambaugh. Mr. Vallandingham’s unusual versatility as a violist as well as a violinist has led to invitations to many chamber music festivals including the Kennedy Center Summer String Institute, Naples Chamber Music Festival and Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival.
Mr. Vallandingham has been a member of well-established orchestra groups such as the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, Manhattan Virtuosi, with whom Mr. Vallandingham performed as a concertmaster and the Philadelphia Virtuosi.
Currently Mr. Vallandingham resides near Washington DC where he devotes his time to solo and chamber concerts as well as composition.
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