Ever since I picked up the guitar when I was around 8-years-olds, as if it was a scapegoat for my parents to try stop me from running around the house singing all the time, I knew music was my passion and what I needed to pursue in life. And after venturing the world of music, starting with guitar/vocals along the way I picked up playing the drums, bass-guitar, piano and finally found the instrument I most definitely wanted to pursue professionally, the cello.
Currently, I'm pursuing a MBA in Cello Performance at Westminster College and ultimately want to make a career out of my cello, so, I pursue every opportunity I get with my full undivided energy.
Price Range: $300+
What to Expect
When you hire me you should expect to have an idea of what music you would like to be played, and if you do not currently have an specific repetoire it is very important you inform me in advanced to make sure I can obtain and have the material ready before the expected date of event.
Expect that I show up on time and in whatever the suggested attire required with the material previously given to me learned.
I also have experience in other instruments which means I don't necessarily have to play cello, however it is more ideal if I do. I can play with ensembles whether classical and contemporary as well but you must provide such an ensemble as I don't have one I currently play with.
I may have limited availability as I am a full time student.
I can offer music in many different forms whether on the cello or on different instrumentstyles if necessary.
As a child it became very apparent music was what I was suppose to do in life. According to my grandma I even "sang in the crib", shameless grandmother reference aside, I started out on the guitar and quickly picked up other instruments as I performed in modern band styles whether it required me to play guitar and sing rock tunes or play the drums I found music as my passion and decided to make it my goal to master my craft as a profession.
Originally starting out on the viola in elementary school here in North Salt Lake City Utah, I switched to the cello at the end of 7th grade while pursuing piano on-and-off in my leisure for I felt it was horrendously beautiful as well. Though I was almost two years+ behind all the others at that point I quickly rose to an advanced standing I later graduated my junior year of high school to get accepted into Westminster College and am currently studying under the Pegsoon Whang, of the Utah Symphony.
As a Utah native I have adventured the music scene and feel some of the most passion for classical music as I feel it portrays a pure true form of fine art.
Recently, I've had the chance to play in some of Utah's most amazing venues like the Tabernacle and Abravanel Hall with such amazing groups like Lyceum and All-State Orchestra along with solo rectials.
Classical performance and composition aside, I also heavily pursue other realms of music as well for I have gained enough technical and theoretical knowledge through my training to be able to make all my musical thoughts and ideas come to life. Song writing, production and recording also take hold of my life in a big way and the genre in which these things come to life can vary from Hip Hop, to Rock, Jazz and even Classical. Song writing/composition and production has always been a very important factor in my life as I feel it gives meaning to my life and the human experience that can only be described through music along with the euphoria I experience from making my ideas come to life.
With my bio I hope to shed some light on what I have done in the past but most importantly give you an insight into why, as a truly dedicated and passionate musician, one could trust in taking a chance on me.
Additional Booking Notes
For Cello, a proper chair, preferably indoor environment as well as level conditions for cello playing are very necessary.
You must provide a piano accompanist if you request music to be with a piano accompanist unless I have enough notice to get one myself.
If you request a group, you must find the other players to fill in such a group, I do not have an ensemble.
SPECIFIC REPETOIRE NECESSARY I can only fill so much time especially if I'm not give information on what sort of genre or what kind of classical music you want.
Past Booked Events
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