Cari Peno - contrabass, guitar, piano
is the leader and manager of Con Fuoco String Quartet and its bass player. Mr. Peno began his career in Munich, Germany, where he earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in classical bass and classical guitar, a minor in piano from the Richard-Strauss-Konservatorium. Mr. Peno holds also a Master? Degree in jazz performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA. He has performed with various ensembles, such as the Echinger Symphonie Orchester, the Al Porcino Munich Big Band, the Milcho Leviev Duo, Karen Edwards Trio, Connexion Balkon, Tal Consort, the Vitello Tonnato & the Roaring Zucchinis and others. With these ensembles Mr. Peno has participated in numerous tours throughout Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Italy and France, played on 4 CDs and film music tracks. Currently Mr. Peno performs with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra, the Brockton Symphony, the Hingham Symphony, The Nashua Symphony, the Sonny Watson Quartet, the Cari Peno Jazz Trio/Quintet and works free lance with many others in the Boston area. Mr. Peno has also served with the Harvard University Chamber Orchestra and the Newton Symphony, with which he performed in Carnegie Hall, NYC in 2002.
SHORT BIO:Lidija Peno – violin was bornin Belgrade, Yugoslavia and received her first violin lesson at age five. As a young violinist Lidija won five first prizes at national level competitions. She studied parallel at theAcademy of Music in Novi Sad (BM) and at the Corsi Internazionali di Perfezionamento, Italy Performance Diploma), Richard-Strauss-Konservatorium, Munich (Post Diploma) and the BostonConservatory of Music (Perfomance Diploma). L. Peno’s teachers include Pavel Vernikov, Ilja Grubert, Martin Albrecht Rohde, G. Jislin Lynn Cheng and Tamara Smirnova of the BSO. Lidija has worked with Trio Tchaikovsky and has performed solo with the Belgrade Radio Symphony Orchestra, theDubrovnik Phil
Music instructor Belmont, MA
Musician Belmont, MA