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Douglas AlianoDouglas Aliano | MYO Coach

Douglas Aliano, a native of Long Island and the youngest of five double bassists in his family, began studying music at the age of nine under the instruction of Peter Tarsoly. He went on to study with Judith Sugarman at the Mannes College of Music Preparatory Division and with Albert Laszlo at The Juilliard School Pre‐College. From 2005 to 2012, he was a member of The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York, where he was principal bassist of four orchestras. As a high school senior, Douglas was awarded the orchestra’s Genelle B. Taney Memorial Scholarship. In 2012, he was named a National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts YoungArts Winner and winner of the C.W. Post Chamber Music Festival Concerto Competition. Douglas has attended the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute (National Trustee’s Fellowship), the Music Academy of the West, and the Pacific Music Festival. In 2015, he performed with the New York Philharmonic as part of their inaugural Global Academy; he was the orchestra’s youngest participant in residence. He is also is a substitute for New World Symphony and the Charleston Symphony. Douglas is a fourth year undergraduate at The Juilliard School, where he studies with Albert Laszlo, and is a proud recipient of the Jerome L. Greene Fellowship and the Juilliard Alumni Scholarship.

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