Victor Mauriz

Victor is a 19 year old senior at Cypress
Creek High School, in Houston, Texas.
He has been playing cello since he was
8 years old and also plays the piano.
He was a member of the Children’s
Orchestra and Chamber Orchesta in
Holguin, Cuba. In 2012, he continued
his studies at the National School of
Music, Havana. Victor was an active
cello player during cello festivals
celebrated every year in his country
since he was 9 years old. He played in
both the 2012 and 2014 National Cello
Competitions where he received the first
prize award and was also Best Student
in the music category. In October 2014,
Victor participated in the Leo Brower
Festival, called “Celloplus,” to which
acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma was invited.
In 2015 he moved to Houston and
auditioned for the Virtuosi of Houston
Orchestra. Victor has performed in
many important places in Houston
under the tutelage of Andres Orozco,
Andrzej Grabiec and Franz Krager.
Occasionally, he was invited to play
with the Houston Sypmhony, in which
he played beside Brinton Smith. This
year he is still the principal cello in
Virtuosi of Houston and will perform
with the Virtuosi Orchestra in London,
UK, in March 2017.