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Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre

Bernard Di Gregorio, viola teacher

30 minute lesson $30

45 minute lesson $45

60 minute lesson $60

Contact: 304-546-1706‬,


Bernard De Gregorio with his viola

Bernard Di Gregorio, viola

Long-time Ohio Valley Symphony member BERNARD DI GREGORIO is the violist of the Montclaire String Quartet, which is in residence at West Virginia State University. Among his many responsibilities he is the Principal Viola of the West Virginia Symphony and Artist-in-Residence in the West Virginia Symphony/Kanawha County Schools String Program.

During the summer months he is the Principal Viola with the New Hampshire Music Festival where he also participates in chamber music programs. He was Principal Viola with the Roanoke (VA) Symphony for over 20 seasons and was a member of the Alabama Symphony. Mr. Di Gregorio also performs occasionally in the viola section of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He studied at the New England Conservatory of Music and holds a diploma in Viola Performance from the Longy School of Music where his principal instructor was George Neikrug.

Although very busy as an orchestral/chamber musician and teacher, he also is the founding member of DUO VIANNO, a viola and piano duo which has given performances throughout the Ohio Valley and West Virginia areas.

As a composer he has had his Symphony for String Orchestra performed by the Seneca Chamber Orchestra and Scenes From the Old Country- Four Pictures for Cello and Piano composed for and performed by his wife and cellist, Andrea, at the New Hampshire Music Festival. At the behest of the Montclaire String Quartet has also arranged his Love Letters, Seven Miniatures for Piano for string quartet and was performed by Montclaire in 2014.

As a teacher, Mr. Di Gregorio incorporates multiple facets of music and musicianship into the course of study. As well as developing an appropriate technical and musical facility to play an instrument, basic music theory and interpretation are discussed as equally important to the performer in order to convey one’s musical desires to the audience. Whether studying seriously or just for fun, Mr. Di Gregorio believes an enhancement of one’s understanding of music itself will bring much more joy to the student as a performer as well as a listener.