I am a free lance musician (cellist) that can play any type of music and am open to any type of gig that requires a cellist. I play single, in duos, trios, quartets, chamber ensembles, etc. I have a Master's degree from the University of Southern California and have much experience in performance in all kinds of genres.
Ana Maria was the perfect choice foe my event, on time, personable and a wonderful musician. Would hire her again in a heartbeat.
Response from Ana Maria Maldonado:
Thank you! It was such a touching memorial and I am so glad that I was able to contribute!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, German, Spanish, Other
What to Expect
Reliability, quality performances; all proper contact information and availability for any questions or concerns that might arise
I am a cellist with a Masters in Performance from the University of Southern California. I teach and perform mostly in the Inland empire but am willing to travel into LA County, Orange County an dRiverside County. I am principal cellist of the San Bernardino Symphony, a position I have held for 30 years. I am also a lecturer at Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State San Bernardino and Chaffey College and I am an adjunct studio instructor at Cal Baptist University and Riverside City College. Prior to my moving to the Los Angeles I lived in Bangkok, Thailand for two years. I played in a string quartet that toured southeast Asia (including Viet Nam) and I had a Rockefeller Fellowship to teach at the School of Fine Arts, a prestigious Arts school in Bangkok. After that I lived 2 years in Heidelberg, Germany. I won a position to play in the Heidelberg Stadtisches Oper Orchester. I learned how to speak both Thai and German.
Additional Booking Notes
The one thing that I request is a flat seated chair with no arms.
Past Booked Events
|July 17, 2018 • 11:00am - 12:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 26, 2015||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|July 04, 2015||Wedding Engagement|
|April 04, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|February 07, 2015||Religious Celebration|
Influences & Inspiration
I have had so many opportunities to play quality gigs. I have played for President Clinton, have been on MTV Punk'd, have played at the Universal Amphitheater, Hollywood for Charlie Zaa, a very popular singer in the Latin music world. My experiences and opportunities to perform both in Asia and Germany have shaped the quality of performances that I expect to give.
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