For over twenty years Cuban-born Manuel “Manny” Capote served as principal cellist with the Florida Philharmonic, Florida Grand Opera, Boca Pops, and the Miami City Ballet Orchestras and has also taught cello and chamber music throughout South Florida He was Band and Orchestra Director at American Heritage School of Boca/Delray and served as Conductor and Music Director with the Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County.
In August of 2010, Mr. Capote joined the staff at the Lynn University Conservatory of Music as the Music Education and Community Outreach Programs Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty member. Manuel Capote is a Fellowship alumnus of the Aspen Music Festival School, has a B.M. in Performance from the University of Miami and a M.M. in Music Education from Boston University.
He has performed chamber music in the United States and Europe and has been a member of the Aspen Festival Orchestra and the Aspen Chamber Symphony. 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, the Miami Sound Machine, Julio Iglesias, KC and the Sunshine Band, with the original Miami String Quartet, and with the Florida Philharmonic on the Harmonia Mundi label.
Manuel served on the Board Directors of the League of American Orchestras’ Youth Orchestra Division and recently joined the Board of Directors of the Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. During the summer of 2016, Manuel, traveled to Havana, Cuba and Kingston, Jamaica to perform and teach as part of Lynn University Conservatory’s ever expanding Education and Outreach efforts.
B.M., University of Miami
M.M., Boston University