Gilberto Hernan Campa
2019 Round Top Music FestivalCello
University of Houston
G. Hernan Campa was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and moved to Houston, Texas when he was 10 years old. He began studying cello at age 13, under Patrick Stephen Payne. In 2012, he took part in the American Festival for the Arts (AFA) as principal cellist. In 2012, he joined the Virtuosi of Houston Youth Chamber Orchestra, where he served as principal cellist 2013-2015, placed 4th, 2nd, and 2nd place in the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Immanuel and Hellen Olshan Concerto Competitions, and is now a mentor. In 2013, he was accepted into the TMEA All-State Symphony orchestra. In 2013 and 2015, he took part in the Eastern Music Festival where he was assistant principal and principal cellist respectively. In 2015, he began his undergraduate studies at the University of Houston Moores School of Music under Anthony Kitai, where he has served as assistant principal and principal cellist of the Moores orchestras for four years. In 2016, he took part in the Texas Music Festival as principal cellist. He was awarded the 17th A. Clyde Roller Orchestra Award for superior musicianship and years of service to the Moores School Orchestras in 2017. In 2018, he joined the AURA Contemporary Ensemble.