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Alberto Parrini, Cello Associate

Alberto Parrini began playing with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 2021. He is principal cellist of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, and a member of the American Symphony and Orchestra of St. Luke’s. He performs regularly with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, Lenape Chamber Ensemble, Lighthouse Chamber Players, Richardson Chamber Players, New Jersey Symphony, and New York Philharmonic. 

With the Zukofsky Quartet he has given performances of the complete string quartets of Milton Babbitt in New York and Chicago. He performed throughout the U.S. with the American Chamber Players (2004- 2010), was the cellist of the St. Lawrence String Quartet (2002-03), and spent one season as assistant principal with the Richmond Symphony.

Alberto has toured North America, Europe and Asia with Mikhail Baryshnikov and the White Oak Dance Project, and has performed with the Arco Ensemble, Concertante, Continuum, Mark Morris Dance Group, Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Mirror Visions, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Proteus Ensemble, and Sinfonietta of Riverdale. 

He is a graduate of the Curtis Institute and the Juilliard School, and his principal teachers were Timothy Eddy, Joel Krosnick, David Soyer, Colin Carr, and Enrico Egano. Alberto teaches cello and chamber music at Princeton University and is Co-Director of the Adult Chamber Music Workshop at the Kinhaven Music School.