Roma Duo is Rosa Thompson-Vieira and Mary Alive Hutton
Mary Alice and Rosa met in 2013, while studying at The University of Minnesota. After performing together in various ensembles, they decided to form Roma Duo just one year later. The duo loves performing in a variety of settings, from yoga classes at Minnehaha park to the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.
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Rosa Thompson-Vieira, a native of Minneapolis, is a professional cellist and teacher in the Twin Cities. She serves as the new Assistant Principal of the Rochester Symphony and is a substitute cellist for the Minnesota Opera. She has appeared with touring professionals from 2Cellos to The Trans Siberian Orchestra to Nachito Herrera, at venues including the Ordway Center for Performing Arts, the Dakota Jazz Club, Target Center, Excel Energy Center, and Icehouse. She received her Suzuki certification from Jean Dexter and uses a combination of traditional and Suzuki teaching methods. She is currently on the faculty of the Conservatory of Music at Yinghua Academy as well as Sarah Jane's Music School.
Thompson-Vieira earned her performance degree from the University of Minnesota studying under Tanya Remenikova, a former student of the legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. Previously she studied with Allison Wells at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.
About Mary Alice
Mary Alice Hutton is known for her beautiful tone and her passion for the violin. Born and raised in Minneapolis, Mary Alice began studying the violin at the age of five. She was inspired to learn after seeing famous soloist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg perform on Sesame Street. Mary Alice attends the University of Minnesota where she studies with Sally O’Reilly and is pursuing her Master's degree. She has won several competitions in the Minneapolis area, most recently second place in the 2018 Thursday Musical competition. Ms. Hutton has also been featured as a soloist with multiple ensembles throughout the state of Minnesota. Most recently she participated in the New York String Orchestra Seminar (NYSOS). She has performed for more than ten years playing solo and chamber music for private events, including many weddings, recording sessions, church services and parties throughout the metro area. Carnegie Hall, Excel Energy Center, Dakota Jazz Club, The State Fair Grandstand, The Varsity Theater, Icehouse, Orchestra Hall and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts are just some of the many venues where she has performed. Mary Alice is also an active teacher in the Twin Cities area. She is on faculty at Sarah Jane’s Music School in NE Minneapolis and also manages her own private studio.