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038 (2)Angelo Arias was first introduced to the violin in 1988 with Francis Parker School’s Suzuki program, and hasn’t put the instrument down since.   His experience in the San Diego Youth Symphony inspired him to continue through his college and graduate school years, where he enjoyed playing with the UC Berkeley and UC Davis orchestras.  In addition to his orchestra experience, he has played with numerous chamber orchestras (Bay Area Classical Harmonies [BACH], SDYS Chamber Orchestra), summer orchestras (UC Berkeley and UC Davis), and numerous string quartets. Most recently, he joined the San Diego Youth Symphony on an alumni tour of China, playing concerts in Beijing, Yantai, and Shanghai.


Angelo currently plays with the La Jolla Symphony.  He enjoys pushing the envelope of contemporary repertoire with these stellar players, and considers it one of his most rewarding challenges yet.

Violinist (1st)
La Jolla Symphony
La Jolla, CA
Sept 2010 – current

Christ Church Episocopal Church, NAB ‘Chapel From The Sea’
Coronado, CA

Violinist (1st and 2nd)
UC Davis Symphony Orchestra

Principal 2nd violinist, 2007-08
Performed solo (Brandenburg Concerto No. 5), Sept 2007

Violinist (2nd)
UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

San Diego Youth Symphony
San Diego, CA
Tours: Vancouver, 1996; Eastern Europe, 1998; China, 2015

Performance: 17 April 2012; University of San Diego, Shiley Theatre. Playing with a quartet comprised of members of La Jolla Symphony to premiere a movement from a string quartet (B. Robell).

Performance: 17 June 2011. Playing with members of La Jolla Symphony for a benefit concert.

Performance: March 2011. “Concerto.” La Jolla Symphony presents a concert that stretches the conception of the concerto. The program includes Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto, Bartok’s beloved Concerto for Orchestra, and Mark Applebaum’s surprising Concerto for Florist and Orchestra in its world premiere.