Personal Summary / Bio
Cellist Andrew Davis is actively involved in performing and teaching strings in Texas. In 2011 he received the Marjorie Keller Young Teacher of the Award by the Texas Chapter of the American String Teacher Association. As an orchestra director in San Antonio, he conducts, teaches and coaches students in the MacArthur HS orchestra program. He also teaches AP music theory, a pre-college music course, and conducts the MacArthur Cello Choir. Andrew frequently serves as an adjudicator for the TMEA Region and All-State Orchestra auditions in Texas, and leads masterclasses and workshops during UT Longhorn Music Camp. As a young professional and music graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Andrew performed numerous years with the UT Symphony, Opera, and University orchestras. His principal violoncello teachers were Phyllis Young and Bion Tsang, two well-known UT professors in their respective fields of music pedagogy and music performance. Both of them inspired and encouraged Andrew to become a teacher and life-long learner. Notable mentors include Dr. Robert Duke and Dr. Laurie Scott of the UT Center for Music and Human Learning, and the Miro Quartet’s cellist, Joshua Gindele. After joining UT's Early Music Ensemble “Austinato,” Andrew developed an interest for early music and historically informed performance practice. He co-founded the Austin-based early music group, Ensemble Settecento, http://ensemblesettecento.org, which is now in its second season. He performs regularly with the Kerrville Symphony, which he joined in 2009. Most recently he participated in the Texas Toot Festival for early music in Austin and also performed in Salzburg, Austria in the Franco-American Vocal Academy production of Mozart's opera "Le Nozze di Figaro." Born and raised in Europe, Andrew is fluent in several European languages and enjoys traveling there to visit family in the summer.
CategoriesProfessional Performer or Semi-Pro Performer, Teacher/Professor, Enthusiast, Ensemble
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