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Biography

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 solo 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 freelance musician for all types of events.

As a business specialist, Mandy is an entrepreneur, director, and consultant for music business and classical musicians. With over 13 years of experience as a music educator, she helps classical musicians develop their own teaching studios and music school businesses from ideation to implementation. 

Mandy Guilfoyle is currently located in Rowlett, TX where she performs, teaches, and coaches regularly. Mandy is currently working towards an Executive MBA in Strategic Leadership from the Valar Institute, on a full scholarship for entrepreneurs. She lives with her trombonist husband Chris, and her Boston Terrier, Darby.