Mandy Grace Guilfoyle, born in Seminole, Florida, is a cellist and educator with over 20 years of experience. Mandy was performing the cello professionally and wowing audiences since middle school when she played in dozens of ensembles and groups, as well as winning competitions.
Mandy has performed in multiple countries, including France, Italy, and Austria, as both a string quartet member and the principal cellist of an orchestra. She has a love of performing, and deeply honors and respects the connection between two humans during a musical performance.
She moved to Dallas in 2009, where she studied with soloist Andrés Díaz at Southern Methodist University and received a B.A. in Music, and then an M.M. in Music Education in 2018.
In February of 2020, Mandy was a featured soloist performing the Ibert Cello Concerto with the Blue Ridge Orchestra in Asheville, NC, for two packed-house concerts. She commonly performs as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, principal cellist, and as a freelance musician for all types of events.
In August of 2020 amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, Mandy, along with her husband, founded Texas Music Institute. Texas Music Institute is Dallas/Fort Worth's premier music school, offering pre-conservatory style lessons and classes to promising young music students. Texas Music Institute is proud to have an impressive faculty list featuring the most prominent performers and educators in North Texas. Mandy is the co-director of this school as well as a faculty member, where she specializes in early childhood music lessons on cello, piano, and voice.
Mandy Guilfoyle is currently located in Dallas, TX, where she teaches private lessons and performs regularly. She lives with her trombonist husband Chris, and her Boston Terrier, Darby.