Orlando Wells

Mr. Wells (he/him) attended the State University of New York at Purchase as a double major on violin and viola where his primary teachers were Yuval Waldman, and Emmanuel Vardi.  He continued his studies at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers in New Jersey in the studio of Michael Tree.

Among the many ensembles he’s played with are; the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, St. Lukes Chamber Orchestra, Radio City Christmas Spectacular orchestra, Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra, Musica Sacre, New York Oratorio Society, Antara Chamber orchestra, and the Ritz Chamber Players in Jacksonville, Florida.  He has appeared as soloist with Manhattan Virtuosi, the Harlem Symphony, and Antara Chamber Orchestra. 

Mr. Wells has performed and recorded with great artists such as Mariah Carey, John Legend, Rihanna, Harry Connick Jr., Dionne Warwick, Elvis Costello, and many others.  He also has performed with many of the greatest shows on Broadway.

Currently, he is the principal violist of the New York Pops, Concertmaster of the Broadway show “Ain’t Too Proud”, and violist of the critically acclaimed Sweet Plantain String Quartet

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