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Soloist - Cello
Rylie Harrod is available as a solo cellist, and she is also active in ensembles such as cello/violin duo, string trio or string quartet. Rylie is working on her Doctorate in Cello Performance at the University of Texas at Austin. She also holds a Master's degree in Cello Performance from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor's degree in Cello Performance from the Royal Academy of Music in London, UK.
She is an active freelancer who performs at weddings, events and functions regularly. Rylie also has a cello studio ranging in student age from pre-school through high school, and she is also the Principal Cellist of the Waco Symphony Orchestra.
Ensemble - Cello, Double bass, Percussion, Violin, Voice tenor
We play original folk music with rich string accompaniment. Everyone in our band is a professional musician. Our relatable song content coupled with sophisticated, lush string playing makes for a potent mix.
We are an ideal ensemble for weddings, parties, and events. We are not too loud, but have a ton going on if folks want to sink their ears into the music.
Ensemble - Double bass, Jazz percussion drums, Jazz piano, Jazz saxophone
Jazz trio or quartet for all occasions. Featuring music from the great American Songbook and other classic Jazz standards.
Ensemble - Cello, Viola, Violin
Looking for a string quartet? Look no further! The Zilker String Quartet is here for all of your music needs. We can play for parties, weddings and many other events! Rates are negotiable. Contact us today!
Soloist - Clarinet
Nicolas Chona is a recent graduate of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, having completed his undergraduate studies under Richie Hawley in 2014. In the summer of 2012, he was invited to study at the Aspen Music Festival and School, working with recognized clarinetists Joaquin Valdepenas and Bil Jackson and conductors Mei-Ann Chen, Jane Glover, Ludovic Morlot, Hugh Wolff, and Osmo Vanska. Mr. Chona was a founding member of the Noctua Wind Quintet, bronze medalists at the 2012 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Additonally, Noctua has won prizes at the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition, the Chamber Music Yellow Springs competition, and was the only American group invited to the live rounds of the 63rd ARD International Music Competition in 2014. Mr. Chona made his Kennedy Center Millennium Stage debut that same year while on tour with Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Larry Rachleff. Freelancering highlights in the Houston area, include performances on The Woodlands Salon Series and with Aperio: Music of the Americas. Even after graduating Rice, Mr. Chona was active in the formation of its student-run new music ensemble, Hear&Now. Inagural season performances include Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and Chamber Symphony Op. 9, and John Adams's Chamber Symphony.
Ensemble - World music instrument
The Pans of Texas is a steel drum band made up of UT students. We play a large variety of music including traditional soca tunes from Trinidad, pop music, Latin tunes, and even classical transcriptions. We guarantee to bring fun and energy to any event!