Bree Ahern, cello

A native of Oklahoma, cellist Bree Ahern has been a prizewinner in the Crescendo Music Awards, the Ad Astra String Competition, and a national finalist in the Music Teacher’s National Association’s Young Artist Competition, among others.  A fierce advocate for contemporary music, she has dedicated herself to presenting new works to diverse audiences, appearing with KINETIC Ensemble, Loop38, MUSIQA, Hear & Now, Hoppa Project, and the Rossini Club in Nantucket, MA. Equally committed to teaching and performing, she has curated concerts for underserved schools throughout Houston as part of Rice University’s JUMP outreach program and will continue her efforts this season as a DACAMERA Young Artist. Ms. Ahern is a graduate of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where she studied under Norman Fischer on a full-tuition scholarship.