Gregory Cardi was born in Rhode Island, started violin at age six, and made his solo debut with orchestra by age ten. After attending Walnut Hill School, Mr. Cardi appeared at Aspen Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Center, and New York String Orchestra Seminar. A passionate orchestral musician, Mr. Cardi has served as concertmaster of New World Symphony, Pacific Music Festival and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestras, and concertmaster of the new Juilliard ensemble.
His chamber and solo engagements have taken him to Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, and Tanglewood’s Seiji Ozawa Hall. An aspiring conductor, Mr. Cardi has conducted New World Symphony, Pierre Monteux Festival Orchestra, Eastern Music Festival Orchestra, and Nashville Sinfonietta.
He is currently Gerard Schwarz’s assistant at the University of Miami, where he is associate conductor of the Frost Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Cardi received his Bachelor’s of Music from Colburn School under the tutelage of Robert Lipsett, and his Master’s of Music at Juilliard studying with Catherine Cho and Metropolitan Opera Concertmaster David Chan. He was faculty at Iberacademy in Medellin, Colombia, and YES Academy in Zouk Mosbeth, Lebanon, and Erbil, Iraq. He plays on a Paul Siefried bow on generous loan from the Maestro Foundation.