Matthew Pegis

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Assistant Principal

First season with the SO: 1990

Hometown: I grew up in Rochester, NY before my whole family moved to CT

Degrees / Colleges: I attended the Hartt School of Music on a full scholarship, and later attended the Juilliard School, also on a full scholarship.

Age you began playing an instrument: Two years old

Award / Musical Accomplishment you are most proud of: Winning the Emerson Competition for the second time and having the honor to perform again with the Emerson Quartet was a proud moment for me.

Style and make of your instrument: I play on a very large Carboni viola that was a gift from my teacher at Juilliard.

Hobbies / interests: I love fishing and when I have spare time I build "interesting" cars.

Personal Fact / Something you would like people to know about you: I really love animals, especially cats, I have two.

My dream is to: Build a great summer festival focusing on chamber music.