Tony Manzo

tmanzoAs a sought-after chamber musician, Anthony Manzo wishes his double bass was eligible for its own frequent flier account. He lives in Washington, DC, where he is a regular guest with the National Symphony and the Smithsonian Chamber Players as well as on the chamber music faculty of the National Orchestral Institute, and commutes westward for his position as Solo Bassist of San Francisco’s New Century Chamber Orchestra.

In addition he spends much time hopping between chamber music festivals such as Spoleto and the Garth Newel Music Center. Recent chamber music collaborators include Menahem Pressler, the St. Lawrence Quartet, and the Auryn Quartet. Mr. Manzo is also an active performer on period instruments, with groups such as Boston’s Handel & Haydn Society, Chicago’s Baroque Band, and Opera Lafayette, and occasionally still returns to play in Europe, where for many years he was Solo Bassist with the Munich Chamber Orchestra.