Andrew Cavazos - Cello

A native Houstonian, cellist Andrew Cavazos has performed in Italy, China, Puerto Rico and across the United States. Mr. Cavazos has appeared as a soloist with the Houston Heights Orchestra and the Conroe Symphony Orchestra, and has performed on Houston Public Media's "Music in the Making" as well as Houston Public Radio's "The Front Row." He has performed with members of the Chicago, Houston, and Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestras, among others, and formerly served as the principal cellist of the Cypress Philharmonic and Houston Heights Orchestra. 

He has appeared as a guest artist at the University of St. Thomas and Houston Baptist University.   Mr. Cavazos received his MM from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, studying with Anthony Kitai, and BM from Sam Houston State University, studying with Daniel Saenz. He has performed in master classes given by Mischa Maisky, Brinton Averil Smith, Desmond Hoebig, Mike Block, Alexander Rudin, Suren Bagratuni, Carter Enyeart, and the Escher and Katalyst String Quartets. Additionally, he has spent summers performing at the Schlern International Music Festival in Völs am Schlern, Italy, and as the principal cellist with the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra in Branson, Missouri.   

Mr. Cavazos is the founder and director of the Katy Cello Choir in Katy, Texas, and has taught at the University of St. Thomas Music Preparatory School, where he formed the UST MPS Cello Choir. He has also taught for the Houston Youth Symphony Coda Program, the Conroe Symphony Youth Orchestra in Conroe, Texas, and the Huntsville Youth Orchestra in Huntsville, Texas. He maintains a private studio in Katy, Texas and frequently appears as a clinician in Katy and Houston. His private students have earned spots in TMEA Honor Orchestras and Region Orchestras, as well Music Festivals and Music Schools across the country.