Matteo Longhi recently finished a dual music education/violin performance masters at Syracuse University where he was an orchestral teaching assistant. He previously received a B.M. in Violin Performance at Ithaca College where he was awarded the James J. Whalen Young Artist Award. He is a recipient of the Irene L. Crooker Award, Simeon Popov Memorial Award and the Civic Morning Musicals Award at Syracuse University. Matteo has subbed in orchestras such as the Binghamton Philharmonic, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra and Symphoria and has participated in the Castleman Quartet Program.