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Anne Mandaro

Applied Instructor of Violin


M.M. Mannes College of Music
B.M. Mannes College of Music

Anne Mandaro grew up right here on Long Island in the Village of Port Jefferson. After starting with the piano and then voice (a student of Eleanor Steber) she finally got to study her first love, the violin, at the age of 15. She was accepted as a private student of Sally Thomas, assistant to acclaimed teacher Ivan Galamian. Several years later, along with hours of practice and summers at Meadowmount, she was accepted to Mannes College of Music in New York. She earned her BM in violin performance in 1984 and her Masters in 1985. While at Mannes she studied chamber music with Hiroko Yajima and Julius Levine and played with the Mannes Orchestra under the Baton of Sidney Harth, Yakov Kreizberg, Vladimir Kim, Per Brevig and Marvin Harmlisch!   After graduating from Mannes she freelanced in the New York area with many different groups, as well as participating in the chamber music program at the 92nd Street Y. She has also enjoyed studies with Earl Carlyss of the Julliard Quartet, violinist Dora Schwarzberg and more recently with violinist Linda Sinanian.

In 1992 Anne moved back to Long Island to raise her two children, Ben (Viola) and Caroline (Clarinet).  She has been an active member of the Performer's Club of Suffolk County with recent performances of the Brahms, Dohnanyi  and Schumann Piano Quintets, Brahms E flat Horn trio, Dvorak Viola Quintet, and the Barber Violin Concerto to name a few!  She has participated in the Adult Chamber Music seminars at the Stony Brook University, Bay Area Friends of Fine Arts Orchestra, and is currently with the Sound Symphony Orchestra. Anne maintains a private studio of violin and viola students at her home in Centereach.  She loves teaching and truly enjoys and learns from each and every student.  In her spare time she can be found riding her horse "Sport" and learning the Art of Classical Dressage. 

Anne Mandaro, violin