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Mason Hall, Fredonia, NY 14063

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"Gianluca Farina was appointed as Principal Trumpet of the Sarasota Orchestra in the 2022-2023 season. Previously, he spent three years as a trumpet fellow at the New World Symphony, based in Miami Beach, Florida, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. Gianluca has made multiple guest appearances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, The Florida Orchestra, and Nu Deco Ensemble. He has also performed side-by-side with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Throughout his two years in Los Angeles, Gianluca has held principal trumpet positions with the American Youth Symphony and the Young Musicians Foundation's Debut Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Farina has spent his summers performing with the Utah Festival Opera, Tanglewood Music Center, the Pacific Music Festival Academy Orchestra under Maestro Valery Gergiev, the National Repertory Orchestra under Carl Topilow, and the National Orchestral Institute and Festival. Mr. Farina holds an Artist Diploma from the Colburn School, a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor of Music Education from the State University of New York at Fredonia. His principal teachers were Alex Jokipii of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Thomas Rolfs of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and James Wilt of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In addition to performing with the orchestra, Gianluca enjoys playing jazz and rock music, teaching privately, and exploring new places."

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