Featured Musicians of our february 17th, 2019 / 3pm Open Mic Classical will be violinist Dan Flonta.
Our guest performer, Dan Flonta is a violinist and violin teacher residing in West Barnstable, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Native of Romania, he now lives on Cape Cod with his family, and he is an active member of the performing arts community on Cape Cod..
He is founder and first violinist of the Cape Cod String Quartet, regularly performs with the Cape Symphony, Falmouth Chamber Players and the Plymouth Philharmonic. He is on the Faculty of the Cape Conservatory and Sturgis Charter School.
Mr. Dan Flonta earned his Master of Music in Violin Performance from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and his Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from The Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Mr. Flonta has performed extensively throughout Europe and North America. Some of the venues include The Berliner Philharmoniker Concert Hall and Chamber Music Hall, The Herodes Atticus Theater in Athens, Greece, The Norwalk Concert Hall, Troy Music Hall and the EMPAC Center in Troy, New York.
A native of Romania, Mr. Flonta won an honorable mention at the George Georgescu International Violin Competition in Tulcea, Romania as well as a place at the prestigious Bach Academy Festival in Stuttgart, Germany under the artistic direction of Maestro Helmuth Rilling. In addition, Mr. Flonta was appointed Concert Master and Principal second Violin at several orchestras in Romania, Italy, Spain, Germany and The United States. Mr. Flonta’s teaching experience is vast and it includes positions with The Bowling Green State University in Ohio, Academy of Saint Joseph in Manhattan and The New York Conservatory of Music in Manhattan.
Collaborative pianist of the day will be:
Ben Healy is music teacher at the Oak Ridge School in Sandwich, MA. He is also the music director at Swift Memorial United Methodist Church in Sagamore Beach. Ben studied classical piano performance at Salve Regina University under the tutelage of Stephen Erickson.
He received his Master of Arts in Teaching from Bridgewater State University.
When not playing the piano, Ben enjoys golfing, fishing, and spending time with his family.