C.V.

PROFILE

Violinist José Miguel Cueto has over 40 years experience leading orchestras in the United States and abroad. His multitalented skills as concertmaster, soloist, and chamber musician make him a much sought after artist. Deeply committed to the process of education, Mr. Cueto shares his expertise as violin teacher, chamber ensemble/orchestra coach, and lecturer in studio and master class settings.

EDUCATION

PEABODY CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC AT THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
1981 M.M. Violin Performance
1978 B.M. Violin Performance

CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC OF PUERTO RICO, FESTIVAL CASALS ORGANIZATION
1974 B.M. Music Education
Diploma Violin Performance
Minor Piano

Principal Violin Teachers: Berl Senofsky, Angel Reyes, José Figueroa
Additional Studies: Dorothy DeLay, Steven Clapp.
Master Classes: Ruggiero Ricci, Joseph Silverstein, Louis Krasner, Adolfo Odnoposoff, The
Cleveland String Quartet, The American String Quartet

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PERFORMANCE: ORCHESTRA: CONCERTMASTER

2000- present

  • Chesapeake Festival Orchestra (MD)

1987- present

  • Concert Artists of Baltimore (MD)

2000-2004

  • Lincoln Symphony Orchestra Nebraska (Guest)

1988-1998

  • Baltimore Opera Orchestra

1996-1997

  • Washington Opera Orchestra

1979-1990

  • Annapolis Symphony Orchestra


1985-1987

  • Maryland Symphony Orchestra

1980-1984

  • Annapolis Opera

1977-1978

  • Peabody Symphony Orchestra

PERFORMANCE: ORCHESTRA: SECTION

1973

  • Aspen Festival Orchestra

1976-1988

  • Casals Festival Orchestra

PERFORMANCE: CHAMBER MUSIC: VARIOUS ENSEMBLES, FIRST VIOLIN

1987- present

  • Concert Artists of Baltimore

2003- present

  • Alba Music Festival

1998

  • Autunno Musicale Veronese

1991

  • Festival Casals Chamber Series

1989

  • Festival Casals Chamber Series


1985

  • Kennedy Center Chamber Players

1983

  • La Gesse Music Festival

PERFORMANCE: CHAMBER MUSIC: VIOLIN/PIANO DUO

1974- present

  • José Cueto & Nancy Roldán – International Tours

PERFORMANCE: SOLO WITH ORCHESTRA

See detailed information under representative performances

TEACHING

2014- present
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. PT appointment includes
private violin instruction for undergraduate and graduate students.

2005
Italian/American/Chinese Cultural Exchange Program.
CHINA. In connection with Three World Festival Orch. (Fall)
Instructed privately and coached violin students and ensembles.

2003-2015
Italian/American Cultural Exchange Alba Music Festival
ITALY Summer Program
Instructed privately and coached violin students; Performed with
Alba Music Festival Orchestra.

2001-2004
Saluzzo Music Festival – ITALY Summer Program
Scuola di Alto Perfezzionamento Musicale.
Instructed privately and coached violin students; Performed with
Saluzzo Music Festival Orchestra.

2002
Italian/American/Chinese Cultural Exchange Program.
CHINA. In connection with Three World Festival Orch. (Fall)
Taught and coached violin; Performed with Three World Orch.

1989- 2015
ST. MARY’S COLLEGE OF MARYLAND
Artist in Residence, String Department Chair.
Duties included Teaching: Maintained private studio, coached
ensembles and orchestra. Developed and taught String Methods
classes. Master Classes: Led classes on Galamian principles on
violin playing and Practice Methods.

Performances: with College orchestra and faculty concerts - solo &
chamber music. Auditions and Juries: facilitated and led auditions;
adjudicated jury evaluations. Advising: Guided and mentored
music students. Accompanied students on piano when needed.

1983-present
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY/PEABODY INSTITUTE
Lecturer. Elderhostel Program (now Road Scholar) – Created and
taught numerous courses on Chamber Music: Brahms, Mozart,
Schubert, Beethoven; Romantic Chamber Music; Latin American
Music; The Story of Tango; Heifetz: King of violinists; Rimsky
Korsakov; Benjamin Britten; Bach Solo Sonatas and Partitas.

1989-1994
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND (UMBC)

Artist in Residence with Trio Americas (Cueto/Malkin/Roldán) –
Taught private lessons and performed in chamber music concerts.

1983-1988
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY/PEABODY PREP.

Instructed violin and led master classes.

1984-1987 BALTIMORE SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS.
Instructed Violin. Orchestra Coach.

1983-1985 CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC OF PUERTO RICO
Summer Youth Strings Program. Taught violin students, led Master Classes.

REPRESENTATIVE PERFORMANCES

SOLO WITH ORCHESTRA

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

• Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 - Concert Artists of Baltimore (from now on CAB)
• Double Concerto for Two Violins: CAB: Cueto/Roberts; Annapolis SY. Orch (from now on ASO):
Markow/Cueto; Hood Centennial Ensemble: Cueto/Markow); CAB: Cueto/Chudakof; NY- Musica de Camara String Ensemble: Cueto/E. Estava
• Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 - CAB
• Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 - German unification concert. Va. S.O. Kennedy Center
• Concerto for trumpet, violin and strings - Tidewater Ensemble. Cueto/Silberschlag
• Double Concerto for violin and oboe. Hungary/Czech Republic/Bratislava Ensemble, coordinated by St. Mary’s College, MD.

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

• Triple Concerto - UMBC/SO Silver Anniversary Year. Trio Americas: Cueto/Malkin/Roldán; CAB Cueto/Fish/Roldán
• Concerto in D – CAB

JOHANNES BRAHMS

• Concerto - CAB
• Double Concerto for violin and cello – CAB. With Gita Ladd

MAX BRUCH

• Scottish Fantasie - UMBC/SO

MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO

• Concerto No. 2 “The Prophets” St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Russia

STEVEN GERBER

• Serenade Concertante for two violins – St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony w. Natalia Malkova

PHILLIP GLASS

• Concerto - Saluzzo Music Festival Orchestra.

EDWARD LALO

• Symphonie Espagnole - Prince George’s Philharmonic; Chesapeake Festival Orchestra

FELIX MENDELSSOHN

• Concerto in E minor – CAB; Cuyo National Univ SO/Argentina; Chesapeake Festival Orchestra

GIAN CARLO MENOTTI

• Concerto – CAB

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

• Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola - ASO with violist Patricia Whaley; CAB with Jennifer Rende; Johns Hopkins SO with Victoria Chang
• Concertone for duo violin - Mid-Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, Waldman/Cueto
• Concerto in D Major – Chesapeake Festival Orch.
• Concerto in A major - Illinois Chamber Orchestra

OTTORINO RESPIGHI

• Concerto Gregoriano - St. Petersbug Orchestra, Russia

JOAQUIN RODRIGO

• Concierto de Estío – Chesapeake Festival Orchestra

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS

• Concerto No. 3 – Puerto Rico SO (from now on PRSO)
• Havanaise - Prince George’s Philharmonic
• Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso – Chesapeake Orchestra

JAN SIBELIUS

• Concerto - Orquesta Sinfónica Provincial, Mendoza, Argentina; St. Petersburg Symphony Orch.,  Russia

PETER I. TCHAIKOVSKY

• Concerto – ASO; Mendoza SO, Argentina; CAB

ANTONIO VIVALDI

• Triple Violin Concerto - Peabody Symphony Orchestra. With Ruggiero Ricci and Berl Senofsky -
Masters of Today and Tomorrow Series.
• The Four Seasons - CAB; Chesapeake Festival Orchestra; PRSO (Spring)
• Concerto for Four Violins – PRSO

CHAMBER MUSIC
TRIOS AND LARGER ENSEMBLES

- Sponsors/Series/Venues
- Concert Artists of Baltimore Music at the Mansion, various MD venues - 1987-present
- Washington Chamber Music Society
- Silvia Adalman Concert Series. Peabody Conservatory - Piazzolla’s Four Buenos Aires Seasons premiere for Violin/Bassoon/Piano. Phillip Kolker, bassoon 2013
- First Opus Series with Berl Senofsky, violin
- Kennedy Center Chamber Players with Leon Fleisher, piano
- Melos Ensemble with Gervase de Peyer, clarinet
- Music at Gretna with Phillip Kolker and Friends 2010 & 2013
- Pentad Ensemble - Co-founder, First Violin

Piano and String Quartet. Tours in MD and PA, 1980-1984. Peabody Candleligth Summer Series 1983.

Inaugurated ‘Classics at Sea’ on the S. S. Norway’s maiden voyage, 1984
- Cygnus & Alborada Ensembles - Co-Founder. Music from Traditional to Tango styles.
- Multi-media Tango performances with Bandoneón Masters David Alsina and Raúl Jaurena.

The Golden Age of Tango The Library of Congress 1999

Ohio University at Athens 2000

‘Noche de Tango’ at College of Notre Dame (now NDMU) Fundraisers 2009 & 2011

The Tango Seduction- Modern Muse Theatre King Center, University of CO, Denver 2009

SPECIAL EVENTS

- Trio Recitals with Steven Kates: Johns Hopkins University (MD) and PA. Nancy Roldán, piano
- Steven Kates Memorial Concert. Masuko Ushioda, violin, Jesse Levine, viola, Lawrence Lesser, cello.
Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University.
- Fundación Iberoamericana para la música contemporánea. George Morales, clarinet, José Ramos
Santana, piano Centro de Bellas Artes. Puerto Rico
- Instituto Italiano de Cultura. Flute Quartets. Giussepe Nova, flute. Guatemala City, Guatemala
- Casals Festival. Nicanor Zabaleta’s Farewell Recital. Festival Hall, Bellas Artes. Puerto Rico
- Informal piano recital honoring Justice Sonya Sotomayor’s Supreme Court appointment. Washington DC

DUO

Recitals with Nancy Roldán
- Argentina Tour - Teatro San Martín, Conservatorio Nacional de Música, The American Embassy (Buenos
Aires); Universidad Nacional de Cuyo-School of Music, Galli Hall (Mendoza); Conservatorio López
Buchardo, Villa Sta. María (Mar del Plata)
- Weill/Carnegie Hall New York Duo Debut
- University of Chicago Concert Hall A Fundraiser for Children with Cancer –Radio interview
with Studs Terkel, Live broadcast
- Peabody Concert Series Richard Franko-Goldman: A Profile
- University of Maryland B.C. 25th Anniversary Celebration
- Wildflower Music Festival - PA Broadcast WVIA-90 FM
- Tchaikowsky Competition - Performance at the Tchaikowsky Hall. Moscow, Russia.
- Embassy performances - Italian, French and German Embassies.
- Great Romantics Festival – Music by Strauss, Brahms, Beethoven, Gershwin. Hamilton, Canada.
- University of Bahia, Brazil. Music by Argentine and Brazilian Composers
- University of Kansas - Music by Latin American Composers
- University of Colorado - Music of Argentina and the USA
- University of Georgia – 2011 Franz Liszt Bicentennial American Liszt Society Festival
- Catholic University of America – 2008 American Liszt Society Festival
- Penn State University - Music of Argentina and the USA. Sponsor: Argentine Consulate in MD

PREMIERE PERFORMANCES

WORLD PREMIERES

H. ANDREW RIEGER Scherzo for Violin and Piano 2015
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas. Trio.
Arranged for Violin, Bassoon and Piano by Nancy Roldán 2013
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas. For Violin & Piano.
Transcribed by Nancy Roldán 2013
DAVID FROOM Concerto for Violin and Viola. Chesapeake Fest. Orchestra 2011
With Jennifer Rende
CARLOS GUASTAVINO La Rosa y el Sauce for Violin and String Orchestra.
Alba Music Festival Orchestra. Arranged by José Cueto.
Recorded with the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra of
Russia (Marquis Label)
THOMAS BENJAMIN Recitativo/Allegro Barbaro Weill-Carnegie Hall
with pianist Nancy Roldán 1992
WILLIAM MOILAN Solo for Violin, Dedicated to José Cueto
NANCY ROLDÁN Prayer University of Chicago Benefit for Children with Cancer.
Pianist: Nancy Roldán 1993

ITALIAN PREMIERES

JUDAH E. ADASHI Grace Solo Violin Alba Music Festival
DAVID FROOM Sonata Solo Violin Alba Music Festival
PHILIP GLASS Violin Concerto Saluzzo Festival Orchestra

AMERICAN PREMIERES

CARLOS GUASTAVINO Las Presencias No. 7 ‘Rosita Iglesias’. (20th c. Argentine composer.)
With Nancy Roldán
CARLOS GUASTAVINO Llanura With Nancy Roldán
CONSTANTINO GAITO Piano Trio. (Early 20th c. Argentine composer.) Maryland premiere.
Trio Americas
EDUARDO GRAU Piano Trio. (Spanish-Argentine composer.) Trio Americas
JUAN ORREGO-SALAS Piano Trio East Coast Premiere. (Chilean composer.)
Trio Americas
THOMAS BENJAMIN Entertainments & Aperitif. (American Composer.) Trio Americas

DISCOGRAPHY

MUSIC OF PORTUGAL
Sonata for violin and piano by Luis de Freitas. Thomas Mastroianni, piano. Sponsored by the
government of Portugal. Educo Records.

ITALIAN VIOLIN CONCERTOS
The St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Russia. Vladimir Lande, Conductor. Concerto No. 2 by
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Concerto Gregoriano by Ottorino Respighi. Includes La rosa y el
sauce by Carlos Guastavino, arranged for Violin & String Orchestra by José Cueto.
Marquis Label # 81407

GLADNESS OF HEART
Concert Artists of Baltimore Orchestra. Edward Polochick, Conductor. Menotti Violin Concerto.
Sonora label # 22597

SPIRITUALS
The St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony. Vladimir Lande, Conductor.
Serenade Concertante for two violins by Steven Gerber. Natalia Malkova, violin II.

OTHER
Music from the New World UMBC - 1992, Trio Americas, UMBC recording studios
On Wings of Angels – 1994; Celebrations. Music by Thomas Benjamin, Nyam Records Inc, 1997;
Maryland Bach Aria, Crystal Records; Remembrance with performances recorded live by Cueto-Roldán during the 20th century, Grace Productions, 2002.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Sears & Roebuck Scholarship 1970
Chamber Music Award, Interlochen Music Camp MI 1970
First Prize: Violin Performance, Conservatory of Music, PR 1974
Awarded Scholarship by the PR Institute of Culture to Study abroad 1974
Awarded Full Scholarship by the Peabody Conservatory at JHU, 1974
The scholarship included all undergraduate studies
Melissa Tiller Memorial Award, Peabody Conservatory 1980
Awarded at graduation by The Peabody Alumnae Association 1981
Advisory Board of Directors of the American Liszt Society at Baltimore Washington 2004
Repertory Committee, Liszt-Garrison International Competition 2015

REFERENCES

Mr. Edward Polochick, Conductor
Professor at the Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University
410 625 3525

Jeffrey Silberschlag, Conductor
Professor of Music, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
240 895 4498

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

provided upon request