Carlo Mauricio has performed in solo, chamber music, and orchestral programs in the United States and abroad. A multi-faceted musician, he is the assistant conductor of the M.I.T. Concert Choir under Dr. William Cutter and is also a violinist in the Davidov String Quartet which, in addition to being named the Boston Conservatory’s 2018-2019 Honors Ensemble, recently had the honor of performing for Prince William Lobkowicz, whose family was a longtime patron of Ludwig van Beethoven and for whom the composer dedicated several of his most important works. Carlo’s solo performance at the InterHarmony International Music Festival in 2012, where he also served as the associate concertmaster of the festival orchestra, was praised by critics and was featured in the press. He was invited to perform in the Classical Music Festival at the Esterházy Palace in Austria the following year, where he collaborated with members of the Budapest Festival Orchestra and performed for members of the Esterházy family. Carlo has served as concertmaster of the Boston Opera Collaborative under Pennsylvania Ballet music director Beatrice Affron, as well as the Woodlands Symphony Orchestra in Texas. He was also a substitute violinist with the Houston Ballet Orchestra.
An ardent supporter of new music, Carlo worked with American composer David Gompper in the 2018 Boston premiere of Traceur for solo clarinet and chamber orchestra with clarinetist Michael Norsworthy as the featured soloist. Later that year, he collaborated with Grammy-winning clarinetist and composer Evan Ziporyn and eminent contemporary music cellist Maya Beiser in a performance of David Bowie’s Blackstar, arranged for solo cello and orchestra by Ziporyn. During Boston’s 2018 Guitarfest, Carlo performed under the batons of guitar virtuoso and composer Leo Brouwer as well as Boston Modern Orchestra Project founder and conductor Gil Rose in performances of works by Brouwer and Robert Beaser. Carlo has also performed alongside members of the Silk Road Ensemble in Boston’s Symphony Hall with the Boston Conservatory Orchestra.
Currently a student at the Boston Conservatory, Carlo is pursuing a degree in violin performance with Rictor Noren and chamber music with Judy Eissenberg of the acclaimed Lydian String Quartet. In addition, he studies orchestral conducting privately with Ken-David Masur, associate conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Andrew Altenbach, Director of Opera Studies at the Boston Conservatory. He is an alumnus of the Interlochen Arts Academy where he studied the violin with Hal Grossman and Yuri Namkung, orchestral conducting and chamber music with Octavio Más-Arocas, a former assistant of Kurt Masur at the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and was a tenor in both the Academy’s concert choir and chamber chorus. For two summers, Carlo studied at the Innsbrook Institute in Missouri where he studied with St. Louis Symphony concertmaster David Halen, Amy Morales of the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as chamber music with the Jupiter String Quartet and Philadelphia Orchestra principal clarinetist Ricardo Morales. He performed in solo masterclasses for Chee-Yun, Fritz Gearheart, and Isabel Trautwein of the Cleveland Orchestra. At the Zodiac Music Festival in France, he studied chamber music extensively with the award-winning Zodiac Trio.
As an educator, Carlo maintains an active violin studio in Boston. He was frequently sought as a teacher, clinician and adjudicator in Houston, Texas. He served as the interim conductor of the Conroe High School Orchestra in 2015, where he assisted with rebuilding the program in preparation for the Texas UIL State Contest. The orchestra achieved UIL Sweepstakes, the first top-ranking awards the orchestra has received in nearly a decade.
Off-stage, Carlo is passionate about food and was a professional pastry chef at the nationally-acclaimed restaurant The Pass & Provisions in Houston, Texas. Formerly the executive pastry chef of Dosi Restaurant, he was also a part of the culinary team at Underbelly, the restaurant of James Beard Award-winner Chris Shepherd, and was a stagiaire at Common Bond Bakery for renowned pastry chef Roy Shvartzapel.