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Violinist Marc Rovetti came to The Philadelphia Orchestra in 2007 and was named assistant concertmaster beginning with the 2009-10 season. Previously he was a member of the New World Symphony and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). He was formerly a member of the award-winning Rothko String Quartet and the Mark Morris Dance Group Ensemble.
Mr. Rovetti spent four summers at the Tanglewood Music Center, both as a fellow and as a violinist in the New Fromm Players, Tanglewood’s resident new music chamber ensemble. A strong advocate for new music, he has worked closely with composers Augusta Read Thomas, Bernard Rands, and Magnus Lindberg, and he has collaborated with many young composers during ICE residencies at New York, Columbia, and Northwestern universities.
Born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut, Mr. Rovetti made his solo debut with the Atlanta Symphony in 2005. He holds both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School and an Advanced Certificate from New York University, where his teachers were Ronald Copes and Pamela Frank, respectively. During his time at NYU he also served as adjunct violin faculty.
Photo: Jessica Griffin