The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut has selected ROBERT CINNANTE as executive director. Cinnante has more than a decade of experience as a performer and arts administrator. His appointment at the Waterbury Symphony, beginning in May, comes after having served as the statewide director of education and outreach at Virginia Opera. From 2013 to 2015 he was the general manager of Music for Food, a musician-led initiative for hunger relief founded by violist Kim Kashkashian. Cinnante acts as a consultant to artists and arts organizations including Emmanuel Feldman, D’Anna Fortunato, Sir James Galway, Formosa Quartet, Benoit Rolland, Triple Helix Piano Trio, and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Global Summer Institute of Music. He has written articles and delivered lectures on arts education, audience and community engagement, and career preparation for young musicians. Cinnante is a graduate of the New England Conservatory, where he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music, studying with Vinson Cole and Patricia Misslin.
Posted April 11, 2017
Robert Cinnante photo by Wolfgang Jasper