Violinist Ricardo Cyncynates has performed extensively as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, and South America. Mr. Cyncynates is Assistant Concertmaster of the National Symphony Orchestra and was appointed to this position by Mstislav Rostropovich following Mr. Cyncynates's tenure with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Since then he has appeared as soloist with the orchestra in concertos by Mozart and Vivaldi as well as in Sarasate's Carmen Fantasy, Saint-Saëns's Havanaise, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso , Sibelius's Six Humoresques and Paganini's 24th Caprice for solo violin on a program led by Music Director Leonard Slatkin for the League of American Orchestras’ National Conference Concert.
Mr. Cyncynates has performed as soloist with a number of other Washington area orchestras in Ricardo Cyncynates of The Ensemble da Camera of Washington music trio, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Paganini, Saint-Saëns, Sibelius, as well as in Bernstein's Serenade. He has also appeared as recitalist and chamber musician at the area's most prestigious concert venues.
Mr. Cyncynates was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After studying with his father, Felix Cyncynates, he made his debut at the age of eleven as the winner of Brazil's National Young Soloists' Competition. He completed his studies at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, Accademia Chigiana in Sienna, and at Indiana University studying with Arrigo Pelliccia, Salvatore Accardo and Franco Gulli.
In his native country, his extensive solo career and his position as First Concertmaster of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, (a position achieved at the age of 19) resulted in numerous awards including those given by the National Research Council of the Brazilian Government, Encyclopaedia Britannica , and the Schering Corporation.
Mr. Cyncynates is a renowned teacher with students receiving prizes in national and international competitions. Several of his former students are also members of major orchestras in the US and Europe. He has given masterclasses throughout the United States, Asia and South America.
He performs on "The David" Jean-Baptist Vuillaume violin made in 1873. Mr. Cyncynates is a Larsen Strings Performing Artist.
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