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 Broadway hit and original soundtrack, "Hamilton," and currently performing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. She is a member of The Knights chamber ensemble, performs and tours with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silkroad Ensemble, and also toured with Garrison Keillor & A Prairie Home Companion. Mario has performed numerous times on The Grammys, SNL, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, David Letterman, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, and performs and records regularly with stars including: Stevie Wonder, Roger Waters, Katy Perry, Sufjan Stevens, Adele, Sting, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, Brian Wilson, Dionne Warwick, 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), Maria Schneider, Escort, My Brightest Diamond, Vanessa Hudgens, 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 been invited to perform on worldwide broadcasts including NPR, CBC, PBS TV, TF1 French TV, NHK Japan, China Central TV, and has performed worldwide 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. 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 and or recorded with many prominent classical musicians, including the Emerson String Quartet, Brooklyn RIder Quartet, Yo-Yo Ma, Gil Shaham, Dawn Upshaw, Susan Graham, Nobuko Imai, Frans Helmerson, Leon Fleisher, Anton Kuerti, Philippe Graffin, and early music with Paul O'Dette, and Kristian Bezuidenhout.
Mario 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. She is a passionate teacher and has served in this capacity at a number of New York area institutions through the college level.
Mario is inspired by her interests in writing, visual arts, literature, a variety of music, cooking, swimming, and exploring cultures worldwide.
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