Michael Buccicone joined the Columbus Symphony in 1979. Born in Youngstown, OH, he first studied violin with his grandfather beginning at the age of 7 and continued his studies with Michael Ficocelli and Fred Rosenberg at the Dana School of Music. He later studied with Sigmund Effron, Concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Constantine Kiradjieff at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he received his bachelor’s degree.
Michael became a member of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in 1974 as Principal Second Violin. Later, he continued his studies at Michigan State University with Walter Verdehr, Lyman Bodman, and Robert Mann and received his master’s degree in performance. He performed with numerous orchestras in Ohio and Michigan before coming to Columbus.
Michael is Vice President of the Central Ohio Federation of Musicians, Local 103, and is an International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians (ICSOM) delegate. As a lover of automobiles, he often attends local and national car shows and events of the 928 Buckeye Landsharks. Michael lives in Centerburg, OH and enjoys his hobby of Porsche 928 restoration. He plays a Tetsuo Matsuda Violin made in 1989.