Age: 21 | Viola
Armando Atanda began studying the Viola at the age of 13 and is currently under the tutelage of Dr. Marguerite Richardson as a fourth-year undergraduate at Jacksonville University. He currently holds the position of principal violist in the Jacksonville University Orchestra and serves in the Honors String Quartet. He has performed alongside the Orquesta Sinfonica de Nicaragua and as principal violist with the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra for two seasons. Armando has recently won the Kings Peak International Music Competition and placed in the Marker and Pioneer International Competition. He was a 2020 winner of the Jacksonville University Orchestra Concerto Competition. He has, furthermore, had the pleasure of performing in masterclasses and working with renowned artists such as Jordan Bak, Stephanie Bear, and the Dover String Quartet. He has attended Brevard Music Center, Cannon Music Camp, Luzerne Music Festival, and Jacksonville University Chamber Music Intensive.