Mitso Floor is a violist and occasional cellist from Seattle, WA. He has an insatiable appetite for Dvořák and chamber music, which began when he formed his first string quartet—the Bach Street Boyz—in 8th grade. He received a bachelor’s degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2019 and a master’s degree this spring from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. During his studies, he has worked with composers to expand the solo viola repertoire, premiering several works for the instrument, as well as one for solo cello. He has performed with the Palm Beach Symphony, Vallejo Symphony, Nu Deco Ensemble, and a wide range of artists including Gerard Schwarz, Rev Run, and José Feliciano.
Floor’s all-time favorite activity is sight-reading chamber music with friends. He finds the spontaneity of interpreting printed music on-the-spot to be one of the purest forms of music-making. Other activities he enjoys, too numerous to fit into his free time, include arranging, recording, making pizza, filming, knitting, 3D modeling, playing video games, hiking, reading, and creating videos of himself playing many different instruments (and non-instruments) at the same time, which can be found at youtube.com/Beanzo on YouTube.