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Hillary Flowers was born and raised in Wilmington, NC and began playing the cello at age 10. She graduated from East Carolina University Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music in Performance where she studied with Emanuel Gruber. She graduated from University of Denver, Lamont School of Music Summa Cum Laude where she studied with Richard Slavich, while also completing her training in the Suzuki Method under world-renowned Suzuki cello teacher trainer Carol Tarr. Hillary currently resides in Wilmington, NC where she is an active performer and instructor.
As winner of the 2009-2010 East Carolina University School of Music Concerto Competition, Flowers made her solo debut with the ECU Symphony Orchestra in 2010. She was also winner of the 2013 Lamont School of Music Chamber Music Competition as part of the Syncopa String Quartet. She has performed in master classes of renowned cellists Julie Albers, Joshua Roman, Gavriel Lipkind, Zvi Plesser, Amit Peled, Jeffery Solow, Yovan Markovitch, Colin Carr and Janos Starker. In summer 2014 she attended Aspen Music Festival and School where she studied with Richard Aaron, cello professor at The Juilliard School, and Michael Mermagen. While at AMFS, she performed in the Aspen Festival Orchestra under the baton of famous conductors Leonard Slatkin and Robert Spano.
Hillary began playing the Electric Cello in string group Spinphony in 2014, and currently performs with Bella Electric Strings/Femmes of Rock based out of Las Vegas/LA. She has developed a solo project involving Live Looping on her Yamaha SVC50 Electric Cello, utilizing the many sounds and nuances of the cello. Hillary creates soothing covers of your favorite pop and rock hits as well as originals that contain a tinge of ambiance, incorporating beautiful melodies that soar over a rhythmic texture.
CELLO LESSONS: Hillary has 6 years of experience teaching private cello lessons and is certified in the Suzuki Method. Her teaching philosophy revolves around learning how to create beautiful music playing the cello, with the correct technique and developing a broad education of classical music theory and history. Learning by ear and music reading skills are developed together. Private lessons open to all ages!
FACETIME LESSONS AVAILABLE!
LEARN HOW TO IMPROVISE AND CREATE YOUR OWN LOOPING PROJECTS!
GROUP LESSONS: Hillary has cultivated a group learning environment for young aspiring musicians. Classes consist of developing basic music appreciation skills, note reading, a musical instrument petting zoo, and lots of singing and dancing. Little Maestros! ages 4-6 (parent participation encouraged) AND Young Performers! ages 7-9
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