These MP3s are for student use in preparing for NYSSMA
Andrew Perea, violinist, conductor, soloist, concertmaster, and teacher has also performed with rock 'n' roll bands. He has collaborated with Johnny Mathis, Ray Charles, Gunther Schuler, Yanni, and violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman. Dr. Perea currently conducts strings in the South Country Central School District, and the Gemini Youth Orchestra and was the Executive Musical Director of the Peconic Youth Orchestra program in Southampton. He received his Doctorate from the University of Texas.
Naho Tsutsui Parrini, violinist, a native of Japan, is a member of South Country Concerts, the Contemporary Chamber Players, and the Brooklyn Chamber Players and has collaborated in performances with distinguished artists such as Colin Carr and members of the Emerson and Mendelssohn String Quartets. She has performed in such prestigious venues as New York’s Merkin Hall and the National Palace of Culture in Bulgaria and has been heard on WQXR and Bulgarian National Television. Ms. Parrini has given recitals throughout the United States and Japan and soloed with North Carolina Symphony Orchestra. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts and Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts at SUNY at Stony Brook. Her principal teachers include Kevin Lawrence, Mitchell Stern, and Philip Setzer. She is a professor of violin at the Bloomingdale School of Music in Manhattan and the Kinhaven Music School in Vermont.