Pro Art Music began operations in 1999 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pro Art Music musicians comprise the most talented and pedigree educated musicians in central and southwestern Ohio, and Los Angeles, CA who are performing members of elite arts institutions and recording sound stages. Pro Art Music is in business to provide the most talented musicians and groups available at reasonable costs, while maintaining outstanding customer service and excellence in performance to each customer. In almost two decades of business, Pro Art Music has provided music and musicians for thousands of individuals, companies, and performing artists for weddings, musical tours, holiday parties and more. Our contracting services division has contracted groups and orchestras for tours of KD Lang's 49th Parallel Tour, Disney's Kingdom Hearts tour and performances in Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY, The Legend of Zelda tour and performances in Columbus and Cincinnati, OH, and recorded audio and video for an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, among others.
DAREN FUSTER - FOUNDER AND MANAGING MEMBER
A native of Cleveland Ohio, Daren Fuster has performed in the United States and abroad as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician. Over the past decade, Daren has performed as an associate member on violin and viola with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, is a performing member of Fundación Sinfonía, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, has performed on an auxiliary basis for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, among many others. Daren's solo, chamber music and orchestral performance engagements have been heard in the continental United States, Canada, Caribbean, Italy, Germany, and Portugal.
Fuster’s past appearances include soloist with the Opera Theater of Lucca with performances in Lucca and Florence, Italy, co-principal viola at the Heidelberg Festival, Heidelberg, Germany, section violist for the Grand Teton Music Festival under music director Eiji Oue, Wyoming, among others. In the past Daren has been seen on an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2017 with the Pro Art Music String Trio, toured with A.R. Rahman, Indian composer of “Slumdog Millionaire” in Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, and Vancouver, B.C. Daren has performed with Rod Stewart, Don Henley, Harry Connick Jr., Mannheim Steamroller, recorded with the Phillip Fox band in Columbus, OH, the Blessed Union of Souls and Cari Clara in Cincinnati and has performed and recoded with KD Lang for "Mountain Stage" a syndicated NPR program.
Daren earned his bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music and his master’s degree from the College - Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. His previous professors include violists Martha Katz, James Dunham, George Graham, Masao Kawasaki, Catherine Carroll, Lucien Joel, and Alicia Tremmel.
In addition to serving as managing member of Pro Art Music LLC and Fuster Artistic LLC, Mr. Fuster has served as Lead Booking Agent for TCG Entertainment who booked such artists as Sheena Easton, Nelly, Common, members of Prince's New Power Generation Band, among others. In the past, Daren has served as Director of Artistic Administration for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Personnel Manager and Community Engagement Manager for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and Artistic and Orchestra Operations Manager for the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.
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MANAMI WHITE - PERSONNEL CONTRACTOR and LEAD VIOLINIST
Manami White has been an integral part of Pro Art Music since it's inception in 1999. Manami performs as first violinist of many Pro Art Music performances and has recorded with Pro Art Music as first violinist on many Pro Art Music recordings and performances, including with KD Lang and for WGUC. Manami currently manages personnel and music preparation for Pro Art Music Cincinnati.
Manami White has performed both nationally and internationally with orchestras, chamber ensembles, and in numerous recital settings. An associate member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and an extra
violinist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Manami is also concertmaster of Collegium Cincinnati, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and acting Principal Second violinist of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. In addition, she is guest concertmaster for other regional orchestras including the Ohio Valley Symphony, and the Richmond Symphony. She has also toured internationally with the American Sinfonietta.
Manami’s solo performances include appearances with the North Florida Symphony Orchestra, MUSE, and the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. She has won First Prize honors in the Hemphill-Wells Sorantin Young Artist Competition, the Dorothy Starling Competition, and the concerto competition at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Also an accomplished chamber musician, Manami has performed in the CCM Faculty and Alumni Chamber Music Series, the Taft Chamber Music Series, the Contemporary Arts Center Chamber Music Series and the Knox Music Series. Manami is Adjunct Professor of Violin and Viola at Xavier University.
Originally from Seattle, Manami received her bachelor’s degree from CCM and continued post-graduate work there. Past teachers have included Dorothy DeLay, Naoko Tanaka, Makoto Kaneshiro, and Katsutoshi Nakamura