Mrs. Mayara Velasquez

Cello Teacher

Mayara Velasquez

SAA Member


Houston, TX
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Venezuelan cellist Mayara Velasquez is an active chamber musician and educator in the Houston area. She currently teaches at the Coda program with The Houston Youth Orchestra, the Kinkaid school and holds a private studio; she is the cellist for the St. Andrew’s Strings. Ms. Velasquez completed her Bachelor of Music at Louisiana State University, studying with Dennis Parker, and earned her Master of Music degree at the University of Houston, studying under Vagram Saradjian. Her awards and scholarships include winner of the 2007 MMTA collegiate competition, honorable mention at the 2007 MTNA, finalist at the 2011 LSU Concerto Competition, member of several festivals in the United States such as Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Chautauqua, 2013 TCU Cello Fest, The Youth Orchestra of the Americas Central America Tour, among others. In 2014 she joined the faculty of the Encuentro Anual de Cuerdas in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, where she performed concerts and taught students from the most respected musical institutes in the city. She has performed as a soloist with the Magnolia Chamber Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of the National Autonomous University of Honduras