RANDY CONO Violin/Viola

Education and Professional Experience

Randy Cono, violin/viola, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts and then a Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music in New York, where he studied violin privately with Erick Friedman (Heifetz protege), and chamber music with Mischa Schneider (Budapest String Quartet), Lillian Fuchs, Ida Kavafian and Artur Balsam. 

Mr. Cono has played with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 
 Opera and Ballet, as well other various ensembles in the Southeast. 
Prior to his move to Atlanta in 1993, he was Associate Concertmaster of Omaha Symphony Orchestra from 1984-1985 and played with the New York City Opera, New Jersey Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic and the Radio Symphony Music Hall Orchestra. While in New York he also served as Concertmaster of many Broadway hit shows. 

Recently Mr. Cono has played with Symphony Silicon Valley, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Oakland East Bay Symphony and Monterey Symphony.
Teaching Experience

In New York City, Mr. Cono held faculty positions at both the Bronx Conservatory of Music and Manhattan School of Music, Preparatory Division. After his move to Atlanta, he joined the faculty at Georgia State University and Georgia Academy. 

In 1997, Mr. Cono co-founded the Old Town Music Conservatory in Old Town Lilburn and in 1999, Mr. Cono became Director/Founder and owner of Sugarloaf School of Music where he and other professional musicians provided musical instruction to students of all ages. 

Students of Mr. Cono have been accepted to many prestigious schools including Juilliard,  Manhattan School of Music,  Indiana School of Music, New England Conservatory, Vanderbilt and Brigham Young University where most students have been granted generous 
financial scholarship aid. 

Playing Experience


Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 

Atlanta Opera 

Atlanta Ballet

Atlanta Pops Orchestra

Savannah Symphony

Augusta Symphony

Augusta Opera

Omaha Symphony

Omaha Opera

Omaha Chamber Orchestra

New Jersey Symphony

Radio City Music Hall Orchestra

Brooklyn Philharmonic

National Orchestra of New York

Hudson Valley Philharmonic

Virginia Opera

New Britain Symphony

Greenwich Symphony

Brooklyn Lyric Opera

Bronx Symphony

Bronx Chamber Orchestra

Most Recent:

Oakland East Bay Symphony

Symphony Silicon Valley

San Jose Chamber Orchestra

Monterey Symphony

eBay Chamber Orchestra


San Jose (2005-2012)

Atlanta (1993-2006)

New York (1981-1996)

Los Angeles (1978-1980)


Broadway (New York) 

Phantom of the Opera

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

On Your Toes

Porgy and Bess

Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Beauty and the Beast




New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players

Every Good Boy Deserves Favor


Chamber Music 

Atlanta Camerata

Fontanelle String Quartet

Lenox String Quartet


Zinns Ragtime String Quartet

Inwood String Quartet



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Robert Goulet

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Bob Hope

Page and Plant  (Led Zeppelin)

Peggy Lee

Jackie Mason

Moody Blues

Peter Nero

Anthony Newly

Jimmy Rosselli

Frank Sinatra Jr.

Rod Stewart

Jerry Vale

Bobby Vinton

Dionne Warwick




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