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Please feel free to contact Randy
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Performance ~ Music Lessons ~ Weddings/Events

Please feel free to contact Randy
for a complimentary 30-minute lesson!

About Randy

Randy Cono, a Professional Violinist and Mentor

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.

Residing in California, Mr. Cono has played with Symphony Silicon Valley, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Oakland East Bay Symphony and Monterey Symphony.

Randy Cono is Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the newly acclaimed group: Nova Solisti Chamber Orchestra


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 AID Scholarships.

Playing Experience

Most Recent:

  • Nova Solisti Chamber Orchestra
  • Oakland East Bay Symphony
  • Symphony Silicon Valley
  • San Jose Chamber Orchestra
  • Monterey Symphony
  • eBay Chamber Orchestra


  • 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


  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Off Beat

Chamber Music

  • Atlanta Camerata
  • Fontanelle String Quartet
  • Lenox String Quartet
  • Sonus
  • Zinns Ragtime String Quartet
  • Inwood String Quartet


  • San Jose (2005-2017)
  • 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
  • Oklahoma
  • Zorba
  • Camelot
  • New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players
  • Every Good Boy Deserves Favor


  • Chet Atkins
  • Tony Bennett
  • Dave Brubeck
  • Johnny Cash
  • Ray Charles
  • Rosemary Clooney
  • Natalie Cole
  • Judy Collins
  • Vic Damone
  • Eddie Fisher
  • Robert Goulet
  • Skitch Henderson
  • 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
  • Yanni

Other Interests