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Bruno Nasta graduated from James Madison University with a Music Performance degree. He was a member of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra and Richmond Chamber Players in residence at the Virginia Museum of fine Arts. Associate Concertmaster of Baltimore Opera. Bruno started a music booking agency in 1983. In 1988 Contractor for AFM 161-710 and 40-543 in Baltimore. Shakespeare Theatre Company from Mid-nineties to present. Livenation from 1995 to present. National Gallery of Art National Gallery Orchestra orchestral manager 1998 to present.
Celebrities that top the extensive list he has performed with and/or convened and contracted orchestras for include The Three Tenors, Three Irish Tenors, 3 Mo Tenors, Luciano Pavarotti, The Who, The Moody Blues, Yes, Gloria Estafan, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Lyle Lovett, Denyce Graves, Josh Groban, John Denver, Paul Potts and Liza Minnelli. Theatre productions at the Shakespeare Theatre Company include but no limited to: Timmons of Athens, Vanity Fair, Camelot, Anything Goes, ST fund raiser Galas, As you like it, to name a few. Contracted/performed at venues; (DC) Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, National Theatre, Warner Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, (BALT.) Center Stage, Lyric Opera House, Meyerhof Center.
Mr. Nasta has recorded for the Intersound Label as Concertmaster of The Taliesan Orchestra. These recordings received a #1 position on Billboard’s record ratings for three weeks in the summer of 1997 for the classical crossover category as well as several recordings that have been nominated for Grammy’s in 1998.
He is a featured soloist on Eva Cassidy’s multi-platinum selling recordings “Imagine” and "American Tune" and to be released Eva 2020.
His improvisatory violin solos are featured on Kathy Fink/Marcy Marxter’s Grammy winning recording “Bon Apetite” and in 2003, received two “WAMMIE” awards by the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) for best classical artist and best ensemble “Gypsy Strings”.
In 1998, he was appointed as Personnel Director of the National Gallery Orchestra and in 2002, Assistant to the National Gallery of Art’s music department. Mr. Nasta’s personal recordings and the recordings of the NGO’s live Sunday night performances have been featured nationally on NPR’s Performance Today, NPR News and on various musical presentations of Washington’s local public radio broadcast station WETA.
In the spring of 2008, he was appointed the program coordinator and Master of Ceremonies for the Friday evening “Jazz in the Garden” summer concert series at the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden.
Currently, Bruno maintains a vigorous freelancing schedule, actively recording and performing in the Symphony, Opera and Theater circuits of Greater Washington DC and Baltimore areas. Musical performance credits for film include “Crazy like a Fox”, and the documentary “Yoo-hoo Mrs. Goldberg”.