Ricardo Flores

Ricardo Flores is a 17 year old cellist and senior at Cypress Woods High School. Ricardo has
been playing the cello for 8 years and wants to major in Cello Performance when he goes off
to college. He studies with Hasmik Vardanyan, an incredible cellist from the University of
Houston.

He joined the Virtuosi of Houston Chamber Orchestra 3 years ago and is also a cellist in the
Houston Youth Symphony. He has performed all over Houston with quartets from Virtuosi
and has even traveled to England with this orchestra. In the last season, Ricardo preformed
the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1 and placed 2nd in the Virtuosi of Houston Concerto
Competition. Additionally, Ricardo has competed in UIL solo and ensemble and has received
a rating of 1(superior) every year since 9th grade. He has played in the Region 27 middle
school and high school orchestra for 7 years. When he is not practicing cello, he enjoys
playing other instruments such as piano and spending time with his friends in and out of
Virtuosi.