Angelique Montes

Cello Teacher, Student

Angelique Montes

SAA Member


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Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Angelique Montes began her cello studies at the age of 5 at The Suzuki School for Strings in Manhattan, NY. She continued playing throughout her moves to Iowa, Virginia, and Louisiana where she attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and studied with Dr. Jee-Yeoun Ko.

Montes’ made her debut solo performance with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra as the 2010 Concerto Competition winner. She has since received her Bachelor’s degree at the Oberlin Conservatory, where she studied with Amir Eldan. During her time at Oberlin she soloed with the Oberlin Arts and Science Orchestra, and received honors awards as a member of the Adelphe Piano Trio. She has also had the opportunity to perform in masterclass with renowned artists such as: Midori, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Dennis Parker, Jan Vogler, Prazak String Quartet, the Marsalis family, Norman Fischer, Zuill Bailey, and Yo-Yo Ma.

During her summers, Angelique has attended Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute (2011), Interlochen Summer Arts (2012), National Youth Orchestra of the USA (2013), National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute (2014), Colorado College Summer Music Festival (2015), Credo Music Festival (2016), Innsbrook Institute (2018 & 2019), and Green Mountain Music Festival (2019).

Montes recently studied with Matthew Zalkind while receiving her Master’s degree at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. She currently attends the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music where she is obtaining her Doctoral degree under the guidance of Alan Rafferty.

In her free time Angelique enjoys baking, playing tennis, and drinking tea.