Houston is internationally recognized for its performing and visual arts with hundreds of institutions across the city dedicated to artistic expression through a variety of mediums. One of these organizations is the Virtuosi of Houston!
Virtuosi of Houston Celebrates its 25th Anniversary
Virtuosi of Houston is celebrating its milestone 25th anniversary! This passionate and resilient group continues to cultivate future generations of classical musicians despite the challenges of the past year. The Silver Jubilee Gala, co-chaired by Cheryl Byington and Beth Wolff, will honor the founders of Virtuosi of Houston, Andrezej Grabiec, Franz Anton Krager, Cathy and Earle Steinberg, and Carilyn Vandiver. Additionally, the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music will be recognized for their dedication to the music mentoring partnership and outstanding achievement of being ranked as the number one school for music in 2021.
Photo above: Cheryl Byington, Franz Krager, Beth Wolff (left to right)
For those not familiar with the organization, the Virtuosi of Houston is a Premier Young Artists Chamber Orchestra. Its primary goal is the education and development of young musicians who would pursue a musical career as performers, educators and advocates of classical music. Virtuosi provides the opportunity for every talented youth in the Houston area to receive the best education in the field of classical music so that they are competitive in their objective to be music professionals.
Andrzej Grabiec, Franz Krager, and Noe Marmolejo are the artistic directors and conductors of Virtuosi of Houston. Their vision and guidance allows for some of the most impressive young musicians to further their education and embrace their passion for orchestra.
The talented artists who are members of the Virtuosi are a true inspiration. To hear samplings of these talented musicians, their YouTube channel is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCETjmCOauCxqlmtGN8Sa14A
For more information about the organization visit their website at https://virtuosiofhouston.org.