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.