Bree Ahern is a Houston-based cellist committed to chamber music and collaboration across the arts. She currently performs as a core member of Kinetic Ensemble, a conductor-less string orchestra committed to performing diverse, underrepresented, and newly composed classical music, and Loop38, a boundary-pushing new music collective that builds community through innovative and culturally relevant programming. In addition, she is a Young Artist with Da Camera of Houston and has appeared with ensembles such as Musiqa Houston, Aperio: Music of the Americas, and alongside pianist Brian Connelly in his Music in Context series at Rice University. She has also participated in a variety of summer music festivals, such as Round Top Music Festival, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Hot Springs Music Festival, and Hot Springs Music Festival.
A dedicated pedagogue, Bree currently coaches chamber music at AFA’s Chamber Music Academy and has given solo and chamber music masterclasses at Oklahoma State University, Sam Houston State University, and the Kinder High School for the Visual and Performing Arts. Previously, she served as a Brown Foundation Teaching Fellow for Rice University’s Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program. Her students have attended summer programs such as the Meadowmount School of Music, International Cello Institute, and Stringwood Summer Music Camp, and participated in ensembles such as Houston Youth Symphony.
Bree is a recent graduate of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where she studied under Norman Fischer on a full-tuition scholarship. Previously, she attended Oklahoma State University, where she studied with cellist Meredith Blecha-Wells.