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Hochstein String Faculty - Olita Povero

Instrument: Viola
Joined Hochstein Faculty in: 2007


Originally from Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, Olita Povero received her bachelor’s degree from the New School of Music, an orchestral studies conservatory in Philadelphia founded by her teacher Max Aronoff, and whose faculty included the Curtis String Quartet and Philadelphia Orchestra members.

Povero continued her studies with Kim Kashkashian, and obtained her master’s degree from Southern Methodist University as a student of Ellen Rose.

Before joining the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, she played in the Dallas Opera, Ballet and Chamber Orchestras, and was Principal Viola of the Dallas Opera Orchestra.