madison string quartet
Michael Avagliano, viola
With a tone described as “both bold and graceful” by The Washington Post, violist Michael Avagliano has received acclaim as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States and Europe. Mr. Avagliano has performed with the New Jersey Symphony, the Singapore Symphony, and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. He currently serves as principal second violin for the Plainfield Symphony. In recent seasons he has appeared as soloist with the Monmouth Symphony, the Plainfield Symphony, the New Jersey Youth Symphony, and the Metropolitan Orchestra of New Jersey, as well as in solo recital engagements in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Also an active freelance musician, Mr. Avagliano frequently performs with several orchestras in the region, including the Harrisburg and Allentown symphonies.
Mr. Avagliano is also sought after as one of the area’s leading young conductors. He serves as Music Director of the Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the Summit Symphony, and was recently appointed to a conducting position at Drew University.