Vincent Lionti death – dead, obituary: How Vincent Lionti viola died

Vincent Lionti death – dead, obituary, funeral plans: Metropolitan Opera Vincent Lionti viola death happened April 4, 2020. He died of complications due to coronavirus.

Lionti leaves behind his wife Kristin and son, Nicholas Lionti, who appeared onstage as an extra on the Met stage in “Nixon in China” and “Macbeth.”

Our deepest condolences and sympathy to his grieving family, friends and loved ones during this difficult time.

Vincent Lionti obituary, death – dead, funeral plans, cause of death:

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra announced violist Vincent Lionti death in a statement that read:

 “We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of one of our own. Vincent Lionti passed away due to complications related to Covid-19.

‘Vinnie’ joined the viola section of the MET Orchestra in 1987. We offer our condolences to his family & friends. We’ll miss you, Vinnie.”

His funeral plans are yet to be announced by his family. We will share updates as we learn more.

Please say a prayer for Vincent Lionti’s grieving family as you read the tributes below:

The Met mourns the loss of Vincent Lionti, a violist in the Met Orchestra, who died today from complications of the coronavirus.

A beloved member of the orchestra since 1987, Vincent held Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Juilliard School and was a mentor to young musicians. Our thoughts are with his family, loved ones, friends and colleagues.

Today, the @METOrchestra family lost one of his members to the #COVID19 virus. Dear Vinnie, we miss you already. Thinking of you and your family, from all your friends at the @MetOpera

Vincent Lionti was a good man. He was a teacher of mine back when I attended
@UsdanArts as a kid. He conducted the string and symphony orchestras and was a great friend to the viola students like myself. He will be dearly missed.

ICSOM extends our deepest condolences to the MET Orchestra Musicians on the loss of their colleague, violist Vincent Lionti. @METOrchestra

We’re deeply saddened to learn of Vincent Lionti’s passing. Our thoughts are with his family, and everyone at @MetOpera and @METOrchestra.

Our family lost a wonderful man, my cousin Vinny. I am saddened that you were taken way too soon and your wife and son are in our prayers. Please everyone #stayhome and take this seriously, this virus is truly devastating. RIP Vincent Lionti.

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