About Vincent Basileo
Vincent Basileo is a music educator specializing in cello performance, as well as lessons in beginner-intermediate violin, viola, piano, guitar and music theory. A student of such acclaimed cellists as Maureen Hynes, Julian Langford, Arnold Choi and Lauren Posey, Vincent spends his time educating at various music schools across Long Island, as well as his own private studio. He has also been lucky enough to be featured in masterclasses with such artists as Shanghai String Quartet, Emerson String Quartet, and Marion Feldman of the Manhattan School of Music.
His cello accolades include winning the 2017 Long Island University Post Concerto Competition, as well as receiving the 2018 Frank B. Hynes award for outstanding cello contributions to the LIU Post Summer Chamber Festival. In addition to these, Vincent has appeared on programs both in the United States and internationally as a Co-Manager and String Director for the Long Island Vegetable Orchestra, an ensemble with a goal of educating children and adults in how music can be created in unconventional ways.
In the summer of 2022, this group enjoyed a residency in Indiana as a guest artist working with adults suffering from developmental disabilities. Other notable media outlets that have shared Vincent’s creations are Rachel Ray, George Takei, News 12, and WQXR. Vincent will be graduating from Stony Brook University in 2023 with a BA in Music Performance.