Mark La Fratta
Mark J. La Fratta, is a native of Richmond. He is a 1978 graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.A. in Government and International Studies) and 1981 graduate of the Marshall-Wythe School of Law of the College of William and Mary (Doctor of Jurisprudence). He is a member of the Virginia Bar and is a partner practicing energy law with the Richmond, Virginia based law firm McGuireWoods, LLP.
At Notre Dame, he was featured euphonium soloist with the Notre Dame Concert Band on two ten day national tours, he also played trombone in the ND Faculty Brass Quintet, the ND Symphony, and the ND Jazz Band. He played for a Papal Mass for Pope John Paul II in Baltimore, for the Archbishop of Canterbury on a visit to Richmond, Virginia and two U.S. Presidents. In addition to playing many solo performances in Richmond area churches on alto and tenor trombones and euphonium, he plays trombone, euphonium and occasionally tuba with the James River Brass (a quintet), he is a regular member of Die Dorfmusikanten (a German Oompah Band), the Richmond Symphonic Winds, the Richmond Brass Consort, the Continentals (a “big band”) and a Pasta Posaunen (a trombone quartet).
In addition to his arrangments published by Waterton Brass Music, he and Dr. Richard I Schwartz, jointly prepared for the British publisher, Warwick Music, modern editions of a series of arias from 18th century court composers in Vienna for voice with obbligato trombone (some alto trombone and some tenor trombone) and continuo, several of which are now available from Warwick.
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