Bree Ahern, cello
Houston-based cellist Bree Ahern is a versatile solo and chamber musician committed to building community through performing, teaching, and collaborating across art forms. She currently performs with Kinetic Ensemble, an artist-led ensemble committed to performing diverse, underrepresented and newly composed classical music, and Loop38, a boundarypushing new music collective that strives to build community through innovative and culturally relevant musical experiences. Her work as a Young Artist with Da Camera of Houston and the Monarch Chamber Players focuses on citizen artistry, taking classical music out of the concert hall and performing new works in nontraditional venues in an accessible fashion. As a visual artist herself, Bree is keenly interested in interdisciplinary work. Highlights from the past two seasons include collaborations with the Bowen McCauley Dance Company and Hoppa Project at the Kennedy Center, Musiqa Houston and Noble Motion Dance at the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Arts, and a commission from composer Nicky Sohn based on Bree’s original artwork premiered at Rice University’s Moody Center for the Arts. Outside of Houston, Bree has performed at the Cabrillo Festival for Contemporary Music, Rossini Club (featured on New Music USA), Round Top Festival Institute (featured on WQXR), Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Hot Springs Music Festival, and Brevard Music Center. She is an alumnus of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where she studied with Norman Fischer.
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