David Hult

Joined the RPO in 1984 David Hult, winner of the Viola Virtuoso Prize at the Hudson Valley International String Artist Competition, balances an active career as a guest soloist and recitalist, a chamber and orchestral musician, and a teacher and adjudicator. A frequent guest of National Public Radio, his performances... read more

Neil Miller

From Long Island NY, Neil Miller holds both a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance, and a Master of Music degree in viola performance from the Eastman School of Music. He was awarded the coveted Performer's Certificate and was also the recipient of the Robert L. Oppelt Viola Prize... read more

Olita Povero

Joined the RPO in 1989 Originally from Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, Olita Povero received her bachelor’s degree from the New School of Music, an orchestral studies conservatory in Philadelphia founded by her teacher Max Aronoff, and whose faculty included the Curtis String Quartet and Philadelphia Orchestra members. Povero continued her studies... read more

Marc Anderson

Joined the RPO in 2005 Marc Anderson enjoys a versatile career as an orchestral violist, chamber musician and teacher. Assistant Principal viola since 2015, Mr. Anderson has been with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra since 2005 and was also principal violist of the Rochester Chamber Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, Mr.... read more

Melissa Matson

Joined the RPO in 1983 Melissa Matson is well known to Rochester audiences as the principal violist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as a versatile chamber musician. She has been a frequent performer since 1987 with Chamber Music Rochester and the Skaneateles (NY) Festival. She is the artistic... read more