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Mary Ferrillo

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Violist Mary Ferrillo joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in September 2019. Previously she was an active freelancer who performed with the BSO and Boston Pops, as well as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, and the Rhode Island Philharmonic. She spent three summers from 2012 to 2014 as a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, where she received the 2014 Maurice Schwartz Prize from Marion E. Dubbs. She returned to Tanglewood as a member of the New Fromm Players in 2016 and 2017, premiering works by John Harbison, Joseph Phibbs, Kui Dong, and Marc Neikrug, among others. She also performed at the Spoleto Festival USA, Japan’s Pacific Music Festival, the National Orchestral Institute, and the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. Ferrillo regularly performs chamber music in the Boston and Berkshire areas with BSO colleagues and with her string trio, the Chroma Trio, combining contemporary and classical repertoire to create engaging programs. She earned her Bachelor of Music at University of Maryland, College Park where she studied under Katherine Murdock, and received her master's degree from New England Conservatory, studying with Roger Tapping and Edward Gazouleas. She went on to work with Gazouleas at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Other teachers and mentors have included Cathy Basrak, Robert Vernon, Michael Tree, and Carol Rodland.

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