Classical Virtuosi of Miami

"Our vision is to promote self-transcendence through music." 

"Our mission is to encourage Young Artists to attain excellence in Music through competition and performance opportunity."

Winners of 2016 Classical Virtuosi Competition

Winner of Competition A: Sahana Shravan will receive $1000 and solo with the Florida Youth Orchestra (Vivaldi "Winter") on January 29th, 2016.

Winner of Competition B: Tyler Maignan will receive $750 and play Symphonie Espagnole by Lalo with piano in the same concert on January 29th.

The finalists were: Skylar Covert, Sahana Shravan (competition A and B), Valentina Paolucci, Tyler Maignan and Sophia Zheng.

Classical Virtuosi of Miami presents Classical Vituosi Competition

Classical Virtuosi Competition is open to all Violinists Grades 8-12. Repertoire consists of Concertos by Haydn, Mozard, Vivaldi, Bruch, Sain Sains and many others.

Competition will be held at the EPSTEIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY on October 8th. Final Performance with Orchestra will be held on January 29th.

For more information click here

Winners of 2015 Classical Virtuosi of Miami Scholarship in Memory of Thomas Moore

Announcing Four Winners of the CVM Scholarship by the Greater Miami Youth Symphony students: Harrison Lam, horn, Christina Benedit, violin, Mariana Molano, viola, and Mialin Amato, violin.

Classical Virtuosi of Miami Scholarship, in memory of Thomas Moore

Classical Virtuosi of Miami is proud to announce the collaboration with Greater Miami Youth Symphony to provide scholarships to GMYS students to the 2015 GMYS summer Music Camp.

The auditions will be held during a recital on May 16th at 3pm at 5275 Sunset Dr. Miami, FL 33143. The winners of the scholarship will be announced at the end of the event.

Classical Virtuosi of Miami will also provide scholarship to need based students for the annual Miami Music Project Summer Camp where they will be promoting peer mentoring and intense learning through the joy of music making.

Scholarship winners will be announced during the Recital Performance at the Florida International University South Campus on May 30th at 7pm.

Meet the new President and Vice President of CVM

Classical Virtuosi of Miami would like to welcome Stepan Rudenko as President and Sheena Gutierrez as Vice President of our organization. They are here to serve our mission and further all our goals and aspirations.

List of ECU holdings in the Thomas Moore Collections – Online!

1. Go to: This is our online catalog.

2. Click on the down arrow to the right of the “keyword anywhere” search option and choose “series” from the list that appears. Enter “Thomas Moore Collection” in the empty search box to the right of the box that now says “series”.

3. Go to the “specific format” limit located about half way down the page.

4. Click on the arrow located on the right side of the search box located to the right of the “specific format” label and choose the appropriate format from the list that appears. The items you gave fall into one of four categories: 1) Book, 2) CD, 3) DVD, and 4) Score. If you want to see everything that was given simply do not select any of these options (i.e., leave the word “ANY” in the search box).

5. You will see a list of items with titles in blue hypertext. Simply click on a title to see the brief item description. Once in the brief item description you can click on the blue “Catalog Record” hypertext to see the complete catalog record, and it is here that you will see that the item is part of the Thomas Moore Collection.

To check out one of these materials, you may apply for an inter-library loan through a university library system.

ECU Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival

Ara Gregorian and several other violinists played scores of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons provided by the ECU (East Carolina University) Music Library Thomas Moore Collection. Pictures of the festivities and the program are shown below.

More about the event can be read in Joyner Library eNews on page 3

Joyner Library eNews.

Kevin Seto

Sandra (Tom's widow) and Kevin Seto (former student of Tom Moore) before a Seto trio (Kevin, Kristen, and Stephen) concert on May 25 in Ft. Lauderdale.


Are you interested in a glclee print of a Thomas D. Moore portrait, “Musician in Motion” by Sandra Walsh (Tom’s widow)? Signed and numbered (limited edition) giclee prints are available now. These prints are copies of an original watercolor portrait of Tom when he was 55 years old. The print size is 8 X 10, signed and numbered by Sandra and will be placed in a mat that can be framed in any 11 X 14 frame. Please order via paypal on the site ($25.00) or send your check or cash directly to Sandra at:

Sandra Walsh, 540 Brickell Key Dr. #1723, Miami, Florida 33131

You must send Sandra your mailing address!!! By e-mail or regular mail so she will know where to send your print. As soon as your $25 is received by her or via paypal, she will send you your print. The first print 1/100 is owned by Luis Fernandez.

Winter Celebrations Concert Tour

Thomas Moore will be remembered by students and musician friends. The program's theme is Reflections of Love, with music by Kreisler, Elgar, Mozart, Rubenstein, Schubert, and more. Two former students will perform on Tom's Bergonzi violin made in the 1700's and played by Tom since 1972.

About Us

Founded in 2008 by Thomas Moore, it was his desire to develop and encourage the talent and potential of each individual through the power and transcendence of music. It is the vision of Classical Virtuosi to continue the work to which Mr. Thomas Moore dedicated his life.

Like all not-for-profit, all-volunteer boards, we are looking for energetic and passionate members who wish to make classical music availbale to the surrounding communities.

For membership information please contact Stepan Rudenko at 650-576-4267 or email

Legacy of Thomas Moore (1938-2011)

Active as a soloist, concertmaster and chamber musician, Thomas Moore, Violinist, performed worldwide in tours and concerts throughout Europe, the Soviet Union, South Africa, Canada, the United States, and South America. Read More.

Board of Directors

Board Members are proud to serve the Classical Virtuosi of Miami in it's quest to develop and encourage the talent and potential of each individual through the power and transcendence of music.

Board Members


  • Mr. Moore was more than just my violin teacher. He was my role model, my mentor…my favorite person in the world. My lesson days were always my favorite day of the week. I looked forward to the long lessons filled with music and life stories. Mr. Moore shared a unique bond with each student. He was the most selfless and genuine person I have ever met, and put his students first…always. I will always carry with me his stories, one of a kind analogies and wisdom.

    Francesca Rossi
  • Tom has been my motivation and inspiration whenever I feel hopeless. Whenever I perform, I remember his words and find courage in myself. I will never forget him and his teachings. He was a great teacher.



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