We’re excited to introduce this week’s #MusicianMonday feature and our host for Saturday’s Living Room Series, Episode 6: Aaron Mossburg, Principal Viola (The William L. Gamble Chair, funded in perpetuity). Born and raised in Indiana in a musical family of nine children, Aaron discovered the viola with love at first sound 🎻 𝘐 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘭𝘢. 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘰𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘊𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘣’𝘴 𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘰𝘯, 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘚𝘶𝘻𝘶𝘬𝘪 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦, 𝘑𝘢𝘯𝘦𝘵 𝘎𝘶𝘺-𝘒𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘮𝘢𝘯, 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘺 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘭𝘢. 𝘐 𝘪𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺!
After attending Oberlin Conservatory for his undergraduate degree and Cleveland Institute of Music for his masters, Aaron joined the RPO part-time before spending a year with the Pittsburgh Symphony and eventually winning the RPO Principal Viola audition last year. We’re lucky to have you, Aaron!🌟
𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐫𝐚-𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐡𝐨𝐛𝐛𝐢𝐞𝐬? I thoroughly enjoy cooking, reading, traveling, running, biking, basketball, and woodworking…(𝘴𝘸𝘪𝘱𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰 𝘰𝘧 𝘈𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘗𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘚𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘬 𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘢 𝘣𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘩 𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘢𝘬!) 🌳🪑
𝐅𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐭-𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐲? I enjoy spending time with my golden retriever, Rosey, and practicing. She is a great practice buddy, which means that I often get to have the best of both worlds. 🐶🎶
𝐓𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧’𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭: Music, Family, and Friends. The great thing about music is that it brings people together. I’m looking forward to providing music this Saturday at 6pm through RPO’s Living Room Series. It’s great to have the ability to still share music during this time because it allows us to stay connected in a time that many of us need it most. 💟