Mary Ann Wukovitz
With the RPO since: 1972
Hometown: Hamilton, NY
Non-RPO activities and hobbies: Gardening, running, weight training, reading, teaching.
What music school did you attend, and who were your most inspirational teachers? ESM/Alan Harris and Josef Gingold
Favorite books/movies: To Kill a Mockingbird/Same
What kinds of music do you enjoy listening to? Classical, Elvis, and the Beatles
And if you had to pick just one, what's your favorite piece? Dvorak Cello Concerto
People would be surprised to know... I am a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do
What do you most enjoy about living in the Rochester area? Easy access to city and country.
What are your favorite restaurants in Rochester? We like to prepare our own meals.
The RPO is essential to the Rochester community because... Because it provides a great educational program for all ages of children. It's a great way for adults to relieve their stress by listening to beautiful music.
What sports team(s) do you root for? NY Yankees
Favorite late-night snack: ice cream and potato chips
What is your favorite way to spend your day off? Visiting grandson in Corning, NY
What is your most memorable musical experience? Performing Franck Sonata with Maria Louisa Fiani
Mary Ann Wukovitz has been a member of the RPO cello section since 1972. A native of Hamilton, N.Y., Ms. Wukovitz came to Rochester in 1969 to attend the Eastman School of Music, where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Music. She has lived in Pittsford for 34 years with her husband Peter, a retired cellist from the RPO, and has taught private lessons for 40 years in the Rochester area.