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Meet your Florida Orchestra members … Lucas Guideri, violin

Position: Acting principal second violin/assistant principal second violin

Age: 34

With the orchestra since: 2010

Where I'm originally from: Queens, N.Y.

Age I started studying my instrument: 7

Favorite date night place to eat out: Cristino's in Clearwater (we've found it to be the best Italian food south of Brooklyn).

I'm an expert at: making my wife and daughter smile

But I'm really lousy at: public speaking

Dream vacation: Europe

Hobbies and interests: anything with my daughter, fixing things, astronomy, biking

Some little-known, yet interesting fact about you: I have a medical degree but went back to music to follow my heart.

Funniest concert moment: When I was 12, I dropped my violin backstage right before a recital. Fortunately I was able to play on my sister's violin. It wasn't funny then, but now I can laugh about it.

The question you're asked most often about your instrument: Is it a Stradivarius? No … but it's a copy of one.

Meet your Florida Orchestra members … Lucas Guideri, violin 11/30/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 3:30am]

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