Formerly principal cellist with the Florida Philharmonic, Florida Grand Opera, Boca Pops, and the Miami City Ballet Orchestras for over twenty years, Mr. Capote has taught cello and chamber music at Miami-Dade Community College and at the New World School of the Arts. He was Band and Orchestra Director at American Heritage School of Boca/Delray from 1997-2009 and served as Conductor and Music Director with the Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County from 1997-2011. In August of 2010, Mr. Capote joined the staff at Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music. He is currently the Music Education Partnership Program Coordinator, Community Outreach Program Coordinator and an Adjunct Faculty member. Manuel Capote is a Fellowship alumnus of the Aspen Music Festival School and has a B.M. in Performance from University of Miami (2003) as well as a M.M. in Music Education from Boston University (2009).
He has performed chamber music in the U.S., Austria, Italy, Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland as well as performing with the Aspen Festival Orchestra and the Aspen Chamber Symphony, with whom he has toured. His teachers have included Ingus Naruns, Dudley Powers, Frank Miller, and Laszlo Varga. He has worked with such diverse artists as Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Mstislav Rostropovich, James Galway, Luciano Pavarotti, Frank Sinatra, and Tony Bennett. Mr. Capote has recorded commercially with Crosby Stills and Nash, Miami Sound Machine, Julio Iglesias, KC and the Sunshine Band, with the original Miami String Quartet on the Audiophile label and with the Florida Philharmonic on the Harmonia Mundi label. Manuel serves on the Board Directors of the League of American Orchestras’ Youth Orchestra Division.
- B.M., University of Miami
- M.M., Boston University