Anthony Kitai joined the Houston Symphony in 2001, serving as acting associate principal cellist from 2003–2005. Previously, he was a member of the Memphis Symphony and the Iris Chamber Orchestra.
Kitai currently serves as an affiliate artist of cello at the University of Houston Moores School of Music. He is an artist faculty member at the Texas Music Festival and is the principal cellist of the AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria.
Kitai received his bachelor’s degree and performer’s certificate from the Eastman School of Music and his master’s degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. His major teachers have included Desmond Hoebig, Steven Doane, Paul Katz, and Peter Spurbeck.