Hiro Matsuo head shot

Hiro Matsuo

Instrument: Cello

Education: Bachelor of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music, Master of Music from The Juilliard School

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Neighborhood: Park Hills, Kentucky

Joined the CSO in 2017

Favorite Orchestral works: Romantic symphonic repertoire

Current playlist: Bach cello suites, Beethoven String Quartets, Brahms symphonies

Hobbies: Reading, traveling, and golfing

Family: Married to violinist, Stefani Matsuo

Fun fact about Hiro: When I was a child, my first CD I ever purchased was “The Big Picture” by the Cincinnati Pops conducted by Erich Kunzel. I absolutely loved the sound of the orchestra and the energy of the recording. Now, I feel so fortunate to be a part of the same sound every day in rehearsals and concerts.