Cellos

Brinton Averil Smith

Principal

Janice and Thomas Barrow Chair

"Hailed for “stunningly beautiful” performances by the American Record Guide...

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Christopher French

Associate Principal

Christopher French is the associate principal cellist of the Houston Symphony. Before joining the orchestra in 1986 he held titled positions in...

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Anthony Kitai

Anthony Kitai joined the Houston Symphony in 2001, serving as Acting Associate Principal Cellist from 2003-2005. Previously, he was a member of...

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Jeffrey Butler

 

Kevin Dvorak

Kevin Dvorak, cello, is a native Texan. Prior to joining the cello section of the Houston Symphony in 1978, he appeared as soloist with...

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Xiao Wong

Xiao Wong, cello, was born in Beijing, China, where he first received ear-training and piano lessons from his father at age three. He began to study cello when he was seven and eventually graduated from...

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Myung-Soon Lee

Myung-Soon Lee, cello, was born in Seoul, Korea. She came to the United States at the age of 21 to study...

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James Denton

Trained as a cellist with Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Rice University, James R. Denton has been a member of the world-renowned Houston Symphony since 1988. He combined his love of music with... 

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Louis-Marie Fardet

Louis-Marie Fardet was appointed Cellist of the Houston Symphony in January 2015. Previously, he served as Assistant Principal Cellist for the Houston Grand Opera and Ballet since 2006, and...

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Yewon Ahn

Contracted Substitute

 
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