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Giorgio Poma

Giorgio Poma was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 2001, and began playing the cello at the Jr. Conservatory Lilla Akademien in Stockholm, Sweden at the age of six years old.

He currently studies at the Manhattan School of Music Pre College with Marion Feldman and Emirhan Tunca.

Giorgio has recently had the honor of playing for Mr. Carter Brey; principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic and Mr. Frans Helmerson of the Kronberg Academy.

Giorgio has given numerous performances including, Carnegie Hall, Carnegie Weill Hall Alice Tully Hall and Merkin Concert Hall, where he premiered his own composition for solo cello “Generations” in honor of those we lost in the Holocaust. He has played thoughout his four years of High School at the LaGuardia Little Theater concert hall and at the Lincoln Center Society for Chamber Music. In Sweden he has played at; Waldemarsudde, Berwaldhallen, and Cirkus Concert Hall.

Giorgio has been a prize winner in several competitions, chosen as the soloist for the New York Concerti Sinfonietta’s 2019 International Shining Stars Concert on April 29th, 2019 at Carnegie Weill Hall with conductor Joseph Alessi of the New York Philharmonic. The 2018 Rondo Competition, The 2018 Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School Concerto Competition, The 2017 Regina Rubinoff Award for Strings, The 2017 East Coast International Competition and Rovere d’Oro in San Bartolomeo, Italy. Giorgio has performed for the Royal Family of Sweden and for the Nobel Foundation. Giorgio has participated in several festivals including O/Modernt Festival in Stockholm, Sweden and the Gotland Festival in Gotland, Sweden.

Giorgio was grateful to receive the Fiorello H. LaGuardia Alumni & Friends Little Flower Instrumental Scholarship 2019, and the 2018 Stephen Kates Memorial Cello Scholarship. In February 2019, Giorgio received the Manhattan School of Music Marion Feldman Scholarship.

Giorgio is the 2019/2020 Principal cellist of the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School Symphony Orchestra.

Summer 2019 Giorgio attended Manhattan in the Mountains, in Hunter New York. Summer 2018 Giorgio attended on scholarship the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artist Orchestra program. Giorgio’s High School Chamber music group placed top High School chamber group in New York and performed at the 2019 Chamber Music Society Young Musicians concert at Lincoln Center.

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