Denisse Rodriguez Rivera
Education: Puerto Rico Conservatory, Yale University and Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Hometown: Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Neighborhood: Anderson Township, Ohio
Joined the CSO in 1996
Favorite orchestral work: Mahler’s Symphony No. 9
Current playlist: String quartets, and I also listen to my daughter Manuela’s practice recordings. She is away in college, and plays violin.
Fun fact about Denisse: I come from a very big family in Puerto Rico – my mother is one of 16 children!
How can the Orchestra make the world a better place? I believe the orchestra makes the world better every single time we play a rehearsal or a concert. Just by making great works of music accessible to the city we fulfill our mission.