Jose Miguel Cueto
Recognized for the beauty of his tone, Mr. Cueto performs worldwide as chamber musician and guest soloist with orchestras. His recordings with orchestra include Gladness of Heart, performing the Menotti Violin Concerto with Concert Artists of Baltimore conducted by Edward Polochick (Sonora label) and Two Italian Violin Concerti - featuring Violin Concertos by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Ottorino Respighi, in addition to his own violin solo and string orchestra arrangement of the song La rosa y el sauce by Carlos Guastavino, with Vladimir Lande conducting the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra of Russia (Marquis label.) A featured guest artist in major music festivals in North America, Puerto Rico, France, and Italy, recent tours include Hungary, Slovakia, China, the Czech Republic, Italy, and Russia. Mr. Cueto is Concert Master of Concert Artists of Baltimore and the Chesapeake Festival Orchestra. He teaches for the Road’s Scholar program at Johns Hopkins University Peabody Institute and the Catholic University of America String Department. He has also served as Artist in Residence and Chair of Strings at St. Mary’s College of Maryland through the present. While pursuing his studies at the Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University, he performed with Ruggiero Ricci and his teacher Berl Senofsky in the “Masters of Today and Tomorrow” series. He has also shared the stage with cellist Steven Kates, harp virtuoso Nicanor Zabaleta, clarinetist Gervase de Peyer, pianists Leon Fleisher, Jesus Maria Sanromá, and Nancy Roldán, with whom he has toured and recorded extensively. José Cueto plays a 1920 Stefano Scarampella, and a 2006 Luiz Bellini violin.