Viola

  • : Matt plays on a 1961 Carboni viola courtesy of his dear departed sponsor Bernadine Einloth.
  • Hometown: Rochester, NY
  • Year Joined: 1990
  • Education: Bachelor of Music – The Hartt School of Music; Master of Music – The Juilliard School
  • Passions and Interests: Matt likes challenges, he learned woodworking with his father and still makes custom order pieces to this day. He also builds cars from time to time and has been known to enjoy the occasional jaunt on a motorcycle. Matt is also an avid fisherman and loves getting out into the Bay whenever possible.
  • Career Highlights: Matt's proudest musical accomplishments include winning the Emerson competition twice, receiving an invitation to audition for Principal of New York Philharmonic, solo performances in Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts, and going on a European tour with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
  • Viola Ruth Deluca Chair Chair
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Assistant Principal
Matthew Pegis

Miscellaneous Information

Miscellaneous Information
Violist Matt Pegis has enjoyed a career with a lot of variety and likes it that way. He has collaborated with many different artists and groups including: The Emerson Quartet, the Juilliard Quartet, Mostly Mozart, Yellowbarn Chamber players, Cosmopolitan chamber players, and many others. He currently is one of the principal players of The Sarasota Orchestra and a longtime member of the Wintergreen Festival in addition to a festival he and his wife founded in Brazil. Matt has recorded with the Chandos, Elfin, and Albany record labels.

Phone

Box Office: 941-953-3434
Administration: 941-953-4252

Hours

Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
And at the concert venue one hour prior to showtime.

Our Mission

Our mission is to engage, educate, and enrich our community through high-quality, live musical experiences.

Accessibility

Sarasota Orchestra is committed to making our performances and facilities accessible to everyone in our community.

All of the Orchestra’s facilities are accessible to persons using wheelchairs.

Assistive listening devices are available for all Orchestra performances.

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