Mario Gotoh


Mario Gotoh has distinguished herself in dual roles as an innovative violinist and a violist with a remarkably versatile performance style. As a soloist with orchestras from a young age, Mario has been featured with numerous orchestras, and has performed chamber music with many prominent musicians. Mario has been invited to perform worldwide at major arts hotspots including Dresden Musikfestspiele, Cologne Philharmonie, Ravinia, Tanglewood, Aspen Festival, and Caramoor. Mario is the violinist-violist in Lin-Manuel Miranda's acclaimed hip-hop Broadway show and soundtrack, "Hamilton" since its inception at the Public Theater. She is a member of The Knights, and has toured Asia with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. She frequently performs as concertmaster, principal violin, and principal viola, including Radio City's Christmas Spectacular, and as Concertmaster in Heart & Lights. Mario has performed on The Grammys, SNL, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, David Letterman, The Today Show, and performs regularly with non-classical artists including Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry, Adele, Sting, Brian Wilson, Twenty-One Pilots and Joshua Redman. Mario is a passionate teacher and she holds two Doctorates in violin and viola performance from Stony Brook University. Mario is inspired by her interests in the visual arts, literature, music, cooking, swimming, and exploring cultures worldwide.

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