Family Honors Gregory Cardi’s Legacy with a Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Family Honors Gregory Cardi’s Legacy with a Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

By UM News

Family Honors Gregory Cardi’s Legacy with a Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

By UM News
In July 2020, The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami lost a dear member of our family, Gregory Cardi, at the very young age of 28.

A graduate of the Colburn Conservatory, Juilliard School of Music, New World Symphony, and Frost School, Gregory most recently served as associate conductor of the Frost Symphony Orchestra with Gerard Schwarz, Distinguished Professor of Music; Conducting and Orchestral Studies.
 
Dean Shelton G. Berg stated: "We have lost a shining light too soon, and we are honored to build a lasting legacy in Greg’s honor.  As a passionate educator, lecturer and violinist, Greg traveled the world spreading the gift of music.  To honor Greg’s memory and his boundless love for music the scholarship will support Frost School of Music conductors in the crucial early stages of their development when they need the support the most."
 
"What a horrible loss for our world," stated Gerard Schwarz, Distinguished Professor of Music Conducting and Orchestral Studies. "We lost such a thoughtful, sensitive, charming, and gifted man at the beginning of his professional life, Greg was a wonderful young man, full of brilliance, humor, passion, and talent. His zest for knowledge was a constant and his love of music, part of his foundation. I was honored to be his teacher."

 

If you are able, please consider donating to the Gregory Cardi Memorial Endowed Scholarship, Fund.  The new fund will honor Gregory's legacy and his endless love for music-making and support young conductors in the crucial, early stages of their development.
 
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More about Gregory:
Born in Rhode Island, Cardi began playing the violin at the age of six, and made his solo debut with an orchestra at the age of ten. He served as concertmaster of the Boston Youth Symphony, as well as the Pacific Music Festival and Tanglewood Music Center orchestras. He also took part in masterclasses with the concertmasters of the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, and Vienna Philharmonic.

He received his bachelor of music degree from The Colburn School, studying with Robert Lipsett, before going on to study for his masters at The Juilliard School with Catherine Cho and Metropolitan Opera concertmaster David Chan.
 
As an aspiring conductor, in addition to serving as associate conductor of the Frost Symphony Orchestra, he conducted the New World Symphony, the Pierre Monteux Festival Orchestra, the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra, and Nashville SInfonietta.
 
He designed and presented music projects in schools, museums, and children’s hospitals, and brought classical music into juvenile detention centers in collaboration with South Florida Cares, an organization focused on supporting young people with mental health and wellness. 
 
He was previously a nationally ranked tennis player - reaching the position of No.2 in New England.