Anthony Pirollo, ’75 Cellist attended the Philadelphia Music Academy where he studied with William DePasquale, George Harpham and Claus Adam. Mr. Pirollo has performed as a guest principal cellist with the Houston Opera for Jose Carerras as well as for its world premiere of Meredith Monk’s opera “Atlas”. He has appeared as principal cellist for many artists including Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo. Joshua Bell, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zepplin to name a few. In 1990 he co-founded the Bel Canto Opera Company in which he serves as associate musical director and conductor.
Mr. Pirollo has composed for various groups in the Philadelphia area and is currently principal cellist of the Ocean City Pops Orchestra as well as President of the Atlantic City Music Union. He is also the Co-Founder and President of the Alfonso Cavaliere Memorial Fund. Anthony is a sought-after cellist, conductor, composer and teacher. His prolific versatility with the ability to play in the genres of classical, R & B, international, rock & roll, and more, provide a broad horizon of opportunities to work with him. For over 40 years, this Italian- American Cellist from Southern has been making priceless connections with leading musicians in a wide-range of genres all while giving back to the community in offering cello lessons at the Conservatory of Musical Arts in Audubon, Nj.