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Rintaro Wada

Instructor of Cello

  • Music

Education

  • M.M., Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester (1999)
  • Postgraduate work, Showa School of Music, Atsugi city, Kanagawa, Japan (1996)
  • B.Mus., Showa School of Music, Atsugi city, Kanagawa, Japan (1995)

Courses Taught

  • Cello and Chamber Music

Professional Experience/Achievements

  • Executive Director
    Olean Community Orchestra & Chorus Academy, Olean NY (2011-present)
  • Instructor of Cello & Chamber Music
    Vivace String Camp, Houghton NY (Aug. 2010-2012)
  • Instructor of String Ensemble
    St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure NY (Sep. 2009-present)
  • Instructor of Cello & Bass
    Alfred University, Alfred NY (Jan. 2005-2007, 2013)
  • Artistic Director
    Chamber Music Society of Olean, Inc., Olean NY (2005-present)
  • Orchestra Teacher (elementary schools & high school)
    Olean City School District, Olean NY (Sep. 2004-present)
  • Instructor of Cello & Chamber Music
    Houghton College, Houghton NY (Jan. 2003-present)
  • Artistic Director
    Chamber Music Concert Series, Olean NY (2001-present)
  • String Instructor
    Summer String Session at Bolivar-Richburg Central School, Bolivar NY (2001-2002, 2004)
  • Orchestra Teacher
    Bolivar-Richburg Central School, Bolivar NY (Oct. 1999-Aug. 2004)
  • Cello Instructor
    Sion Music School, Fuji city, Japan (April 1995-June 1996)

Performances

  • Solo Performances

    • Recital at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown, NY – November 13, 2011
    • Recital at private home, Olean, NY – Cello and Piano, January 2011
    • First Presbyterian Church, Bradford, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 13- Cello and Piano Sonatas” March 2007
    • First Presbyterian Church, Olean, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 9- Cello and Piano Sonatas” March 2007
    • Presbyterian Church, Portville, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 11 ~A Petite Recital II, October 2006
    • Presbyterian Church, Portville, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 11 ~A Petite Recital II, September 2006
    • First Presbyterian Church, Olean, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 9- Cello and Piano Sonatas” April 2006
    • Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Wellsville, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 6- Petite Recital”, 2004
    • First Presbyterian Church, Olean, NY – “Petite Recital”, November 2004
    • Broadcasted one hour program of solo performance from WPSU FM – July & September 2004
    • Greatbatch School of Music, Houghton College – “Serious Strings”, March 2004
    • First Presbyterian Church, Olean, NY – Solo Recital, November 2003
    • Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Wellsville, NY – Solo Recital, 2002
    • St. Thomas’ Church, Bath, NY – Solo Recital, 2002
    • The First Presbyterian Church, Olean, NY – Solo Recital, 2002
    • Alfred State College, Wellsville, NY – Soloist, Wellsville Performing Arts Orchestra, 2001
    • Eastman School of Music – Active Recital, 1998, 1999
    • Numazu City Cultural Hall – Recommended by Showa College of Music, 1995
    • Atsugi City Cultural Hall – Selected by Showa College of Music, 1995
    • Atsugi City Cultural Hall – Alumni Recital, 1995
    • Showa School of Music – Selected by the concert office, 1993
  • Chamber Music Recitals

    • Miller Performing Arts Center, Alfred University, NY – Guest Artists Series, September 2014
    • Alfred University – MostArts Chamber Music Samplers July 6-10, 2014
    • First Presbyterian Church, Olean, NY – Chamber Music Concert Series 27, May 2014
    • St. Mary of the Angels, Olean, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 26, Transfigured Night”, October, 2013
    • First Presbyterian Church, Olean, NY – Chamber Music Concert Series 25, March, 2013
    • First Presbyterian Church, Olean, NY – Chamber Music Concert Series 24, May 4, 2012
    • SUNY Fredonia Rosch Recital Hall, Fredonia, NY – Series 23”, April 5, 2012
    • First Presbyterian Church, Olean, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 23”, January 2012
    • Christ United Methodist Church, Amherst, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 22”, May 2011
    • First Presbyterian Church, Olean, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 22”, May 2011
    • St. Mary of the Angels, Olean, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 21, ~Fragrance of Music, once again…, Felix Piano Trio, September 2010
    • Cutco Theater, Jamestown Community College, Olean, NY – “Rising Star Series”, October 2010
    • Christ First United Methodist Church, Jamestown/Bethany Lutheran Church, Olean, NY/ First Baptist Church, Bradford, PA – “Chamber Music Concert Series 20, Felix Piano Trio”, May 2010
    • St. Mary of the Angels, Olean/ Congregational Church, Wellsville/ Center for the Arts, Houghton College, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 19 ~Serenade, Felix Piano Quartet”, September 2009
    • First Presbyterian Church, Olean, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 19 ~Serenade, Felix Piano Quartet”, May 2009
    • Center for the Arts, Houghton College, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 18, Clarinet Trio”, September 2009
    • First Presbyterian Church, Olean, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 18, Clarinet Trio”, April 2008
    • Blaisdell Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Bradford, PA/First Presbyterian Church, Olean, NY – Chamber Music Concert Series 17, Greifen Piano Trio, October 2008
    • Christ First United Methodist Church, Jamestown/First Presbyterian Church, Olean, NY – Chamber Music Concert Series 16, “Bohemian Dreams”, Felix Piano Trio, May 2008
    • Shepherd of the Valley, Lutheran Church, Wellsville, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 15, Felix Piano Trio”, April 2008
    • First Presbyterian Church, Olean, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 15, Felix Piano Trio”, November 2007
    • Christ First United Methodist Church, Jamestown, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 15, Felix Piano Trio”, November 2007
    • Christ First United Methodist Church, Jamestown, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 14- Father’s Day Concert”, June 2007
    • First Presbyterian Church, Olean, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 14- Father’s Day Concert”, June 2007
    • First Presbyterian Church, Olean, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 12-Brahms: Piano Quintet”, November 2006
    • First Presbyterian Church, Bradford, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 12-Brahms: Piano Quintet”, November 2006
    • St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Jamestown, NY – “A Concert for UNICEF”, July 2006
    • Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY – “Lobby Concert”, July 2006
    • First Presbyterian Church, Bradford, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 10- Mother’s Day Concert”, May 2006
    • First Presbyterian Church, Olean, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 10- Mother’s Day Concert”, May 2006
    • Cutco Theater, Jamestown Community College, Olean, NY – “Alfred Piano Trio: Faure and Ravel”, April 2006
    • Alfred University, Alfred, NY – “Alfred Piano Trio, Faure and Ravel” February 2006
    • Greatbatch School of Music, Houghton College, Houghton, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 8- Trout Quintet”, November 2005
    • First Presbyterian Church, Olean, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 8- Trout Quintet” ,November 2005
    • First Presbyterian Church, Olean, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 7- A Mother’s Day Concert”, May 2005 (Serendipity Piano Trio)
    • Bethany Lutheran Church, Olean, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 5- W Piano Quartet Debut”, November 2004
    • Chapel of St. Jude First, Alfred, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 5- W Piano Quartet Debut”, September 2004
    • First Presbyterian Church, Olean, NY – “Chamber Music Concert Series 5 - W Piano Quartet Debut”, May 2004
    • Alfred University, Alfred, NY – “Alfred Piano Trio Concert for Alumni Night”, June 2004
    • Alfred University, Alfred, NY – “Music of Faure”, 2003
    • Alfred University, Alfred, NY – “Brahms Piano Trio for Alumni Night”, 2003
    • Houghton College, Houghton, NY – “Serious Strings”, 2003
    • First Presbyterian Church, Olean, NY – “A Night of Piano Trio”, 2002
    • Shepherd of the Valley, Lutheran Church, Wellsville, NY – “A Night of Piano Trio”, 2002
    • Alfred University, Alfred, NY – the “Alfred Trio” Debut Concert, 2002
    • Alfred University, Alfred, NY – Recitals for “Summer Institute for Double Reed Players”, 2002
    • Alfred University, Alfred, NY – Guest Artist Series, 2002
    • First Presbyterian Church, Olean, NY – 2001
    • The First Congregational Church, Wellsville, NY – 2001
    • Society for New Music, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY – 2000
    • Society for New Music, Syracuse – 2000
    • Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, Selected by the audition, Rochester NY – 1999
    • Showa School of Music – Selected by the audition, Japan, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
    • Isehara Music School – Guest Recital, Japan, 1995
    • Ebina City Cultural Hall – Active Recital, Japan, 1995
    • Hiratsuka City Cultural Hall – Japan, Guest Recital, 1994
  • Orchestral

    • MostArts Festival Orchestra, Assistant Principal – 2014~
    • Olean Community Orchestra Academy, Principal – 2012~
    • Orchestra of Southern Finger Lakes, Section, Corning, NY – 2014
    • Southern Tier Symphony, Principal, Olean, NY – 2003-2006
    • Western New York Chamber Orchestra, Section & Principal, Fredonia, NY – 2002-
    • Flower Society Orchestra, Principal Cellist, toured Long Island, San Francisco, New York City (Lincoln Center) – 2000~03
    • Wellsville Performing Arts Orchestra, Community Orchestra, Principal, Soloist, Wellsville, NY – 1999, 2000
    • Rochester Chamber Orchestra, Principal Cellist, Rochester, NY – 1999
    • Oriental-Bio Philharmonic Orchestra, sectional, Tokyo, Japan – 1996
    • Tokyo New City Philharmonic Orchestra, sectional, Tokyo, Japan – 1994-1995
  • Freelance

    • Various experiences of solo, chamber, and orchestral music
  • College Ensembles

    • New Eastman Symphony Orchestra, Principal Cellist, Eastman School of Music – 1998, 1999
    • Studio 018, Director and Principal Cellist, 1995. Directed several chamber orchestral concerts, including with well-known soloists at Atsugi City Cultural Hall.
    • “Rainbow of Music” Festival Opera, Selected to perform with the company during the tour in Italy and Japan. 1994. This festival opera company was consisted of the member of Verdi Conservatory in Italy and Showa College of Music.