Mandy Grace Guilfoyle is a world-renowned cellist and esteemed educator with over 24 years of experience captivating audiences worldwide with her stunning performances. Since the young age of 9 years old, Mandy has been honing her skills, playing in numerous ensembles, and winning solo competitions, all while captivating her listeners with her exceptional musical talent.
Mandy's illustrious career has seen her perform in prestigious venues across multiple countries, including France, Italy, and Austria, both as a member of a string quartet and as a principal cellist in an orchestra. Her love and deep respect for the intimate connection between performers and their audiences is evident in every performance, and she continues to inspire and delight music lovers across the globe.
Mandy's academic achievements are equally impressive. She moved to Dallas in 2009, where she studied under the tutelage of renowned soloist Andrés Díaz at Southern Methodist University, where she earned her B.A. in Music. She furthered her education with an M.M. in Music Education in 2018, demonstrating her unrelenting commitment to mastering her craft.
Mandy has performed with some of the most prestigious musical groups worldwide, including the Dallas Pops Orchestra, the Allen Philharmonic, the Fort Smith Symphony, and the Blue Ridge Orchestra. She also attended the Silk Road Ensemble's Global Musician Workshop in its inaugural and second years, where she collaborated and performed with musicians such as Mike Block, Balla Kouyate, Edward Perez, Bruce Molsky, and Sarah Jarosz. Mandy is currently a member of the ensemble Singapore Slingers, which performs early jazz music. In May 2023, she performed with the Singapore Slingers on a transatlantic voyage on Queen Mary 2, sailing from NY to the UK.
Beyond her impressive musical achievements, Mandy is an accomplished business specialist, entrepreneur, and skilled designer. Her consultancy, Vision & Vibes, offers a range of services to small music businesses, including photography, branding, and graphic design. Combining music education and technology, Mandy created online courses for busy adults to learn how to play cello on their own time and at their own pace, through Celloly.
Currently based in Rowlett, TX, Mandy continues to perform, teach, and coach regularly, inspiring and nurturing the next generation of talented musicians. She is also pursuing an Executive MBA in Strategic Leadership from the Valar Institute, where she is the recipient of a full-merit scholarship for entrepreneurs.