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Born in Chicago, Andrew Snow is a Co-founder of the Chicago Panamerican Ensemble, a member of Chicago Sinfonietta, Chicago Philharmonic and Lake Forest Symphony, and the chamber group Chicago Ensemble. He was the cellist of the Lyra Quartet for 10 years and also the principal cello of Chicago Symphonic Pops, with whom he toured the Far East.
Mr. Snow has performed in many of the major concert halls throughout Europe including the Gewandhaus, Frankfurt Opera House, and Zurich Tonhalle. He has played with the Milwaukee Symphony, Joffrey Ballet, Ravinia Festival, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dallas Lyric Opera, Kenosha Symphony (principal cellist), Chicago String Ensemble, Fulcrum Point, American Ballet Theatre, and many more. He is a graduate (BM) of Northern Illinois University, where he studied with Marc Johnson from the Vermeer Quartet, and Southern Methodist University, where he earned his Masters's in cello performance studying with Russian cellist Lev Aronson.
With his wife, Mexican pianist Beatriz Helguera, Andrew has performed extensively in most major concert halls in Mexico City (including live broadcasts for Radio and TV), Guadalajara, Morelia, Quéretaro, and other cities. He recorded the cello works by Mexican composers for the Chicago Panamerican Ensemble CD "Voices of Mexico Past and Present". He is a prestigious cello instructor and judge for young cellist competitions and coach for chamber music festivals and youth orchestras, and has taught hundreds of young cellists over the last 30 years.
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