I went to music school at Cleveland Institute of Music
The piece Iím most looking forward to this season is Tough question..........Firebird, Scheherazade, Saint-Saens Cello Concerto, Dvorak 6. All great pieces!!!
When Iím not playing, you can find me Working in my yard or garage.
My favorite place to shop in Richmond is Bass Pro Shops
My favorite place to eat in Richmond is California Pizza
People would be surprised to learn that I am the table tennis champion of the Richmond Symphony.
WILLIAM J. COMITA is a section cellist in the Richmond Symphony. He also is a Music Department faculty member at St. Catherineís and St. Christopherís Schools.
In 1979 Mr. Comita was appointed Assistant Principal Cellist in the Symphony, holding that full-time position for 19 years. He has been a member of numerous chamber music ensembles in the Richmond area, and is currently in the Oberon String Quartet, quartet-in residence at St. Catherineís/St. Christopherís Schools.
He has made classical recordings with the Roxbury Chamber Players, classical banjoist John Bullard, rock artist Bruce Hornsby on his album Harbor Lights, as well as with a country-rock band, The Marna Bales Band. Mr. Comita appeared as a cellist/movie extra in CBSís Sally Hemmings: An American Scandal (2000) and HBOís Iron Jawed Angels (2004).
In February 2006, he was a guest conductor of the Central Regional Orchestra at L.C. Bird High School in Chester, Virginia. Mr. Comita has been an instructor of cello at the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University. He currently teaches cello and is the Director of the Strings program at St. Catherineís and St. Christopherís Schools. He received his Bachelor of Music at Lawrence University (Wisconsin) and his Masters of Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Stephen Geber, principal cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra.