Meet the musicians

Orlando Wells

Orlando Wells attended the State University of New York at Purchase as a double major on violin and viola and continued his studies at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers in the studio of Michael Tree.

Among the many ensembles he’s played with are the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, St. Lukes Chamber Orchestra, Radio City Christmas Spectacular orchestra, Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra, Musica Sacre, New York Oratorio Society, and the Ritz Chamber Players in Jacksonville, Florida. He has appeared as soloist with Manhattan Virtuosi, the Harlem Symphony, and Antara Chamber Orchestra.

Mr. Wells has performed and recorded with great artists such as Bruce Springsteen, John Legend, Rihanna, Harry Connick Jr., Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, and many others. He also has performed on dozens of the greatest shows on Broadway.

Currently, he is the principal violist of the New York Pops, holds the violin/viola chair at the Broadway show “Funny Girl”, and is violist of the critically acclaimed Sweet Plantain String Quartet.