Biography of Musica Bella Orchestra member Alex Mastrando
|Alex Mastrando, horn, works primarily as a freelance musician in the New York and New Jersey area. He studied music at Rowan University (formerly Glassboro State College), in Glassboro, New Jersey. He has studied with Mason Jones, former principal horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra; David Wetherill, current co-principal horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra; Phil Myers, principal horn of the New York Philharmonic; Anthony Cecere, third horn of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; Richard Swartz, of the Opera Company of Philadelphia; and Kathryn Mehrtens, professor of horn at The College of New Jersey.
He has held the position of principal horn in his college orchestra, wind ensemble, and opera orchestra. He was featured as a soloist in the 1998 University Orchestra soloist competition, where he performed Mozart’s Concerto #3 in Eb, K. 447. He has also held the third horn position for the Philadelphia Sinfonia, The Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey, and The Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
Currently, he is the horn player for The Premier Theater Company of Lincroft, New Jersey as well as Phoenix Productions at the historic Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey.
Musica Bella concerts: October 19, 2003