Dual Doctor of Musical Arts:
Violin Performance, Stony Brook University, 2012
Viola Performance, Stony Brook University, 2012
M.M. Stony Brook University
B.M. & Performance Certificate, Violin Performance, Eastman School of Music
Mario Gotoh is a Grammy Award-winning musician who has distinguished herself in dual roles as an innovative violinist and a violist with an active and remarkably versatile performance style.
Mario is the original violinist-violist in Lin-Manuel Miranda's acclaimed hip-hop Broadway show and Grammy-winning soundtrack, "Hamilton," which started at The Public Theater and currently performing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. She is a member of The Knights chamber ensemble, and performs with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. Mario has performed numerous times on Saturday Night Live, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Grammys, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, and performs regularly with popular artists and bands, including live shows with Stevie Wonder, Roger Waters, Katy Perry, Sufjan Stevens, Adele, Sting, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, Brian Wilson, Michael Bublé, Twenty One Pilots, Aimee Mann, Joshua Redman, Norah Jones, Zulu Nation, Stevie Van Zandt, E Street Band, Damien Rice, Goldfrapp, Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Escort, My Brightest Diamond, Vanessa Hudgens, Garrison Keillor & A Prairie Home Companion at venues such as The White House, Madison Square Garden, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Radio City Music Hall, Palace Het Loo, Carnegie Hall, The Met Museum, MoMA, Beacon Theatre, United Palace Theatre, Town Hall, Webster Hall Grand Ballroom, Bowery Ballroom.Mario has performed as concertmaster, principal violin, and principal viola in numerous ensembles, including Radio City's Christmas Spectacular, and as Concertmaster in Heart & Lights with The Rockettes.
As a soloist with orchestras from a young age, Mario has been featured with numerous orchestras, featuring works by Bach, Barber, Dvorak, Glazunov, Mendelssohn, Arvo Pärt, Sarasate, Sibelius, Vivaldi, and Walton. She has performed chamber music with many prominent classical musicians, including the Emerson String Quartet, Nobuko Imai, Frans Helmerson, Leon Fleisher, Anton Kuerti, Philippe Graffin, and early music with Paul O'Dette, and Kristian Bezuidenhout. Mario has been invited to perform on worldwide broadcasts including NPR, CBC, PBS TV, TF1 French TV, NHK Japan, China Central TV, and has performed at worldwide hotspots including Ravinia, Tanglewood, Caramoor, Aspen Music Festival, Vail Dance Festival ReMix NYC, Music@Menlo, the Festival Consonances (France), Festival d'Aix-en-Provence (France), International Masterclasses Apeldoorn (Netherlands), Banff Centre (Canada), Boston Early Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance, International Computer Music Festival, and National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts' National ARTS Week. She has recorded and performed tango music with renowned musicians Daniel Binelli, Polly Ferman and Marcelo Nisinman.
Mario is a passionate teacher and has served in this capacity at a number of New York area institutions through the college level. She holds two Doctorates from Stony Brook University, was awarded the prestigious SUNY-wide Arts Honor for "demonstrated excellence, originality and promise in the arts" and was also nominated for SUNY Stony Brook University's "40 Under 40" alumni.
Mario is inspired by her interests in writing, the visual arts, literature, a variety of music, cooking, swimming, and exploring .
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