Meet the Winner of the Marielle Ogletree Young Artist Concerto Competition: Andres Ayerbe

Andres Ayerbe Won the 2019 Marielle Ogletree Young Artist Concerto Competition, and will be making his debut playing the first movement of the Shostakovitch Cello Concerto No. 1 with FBSO at Etta Mae’s Musicale.


A cellist of 10 years, Andres Ayerbe Sam Houston State University. Andres is currently a junior at Klein High School, and during his time there he has made the TMEA Region IX Symphony Orchestra for three consecutive years, and has made TMEA All-State Orchestras for three consecutive years as well. He is also very happy to be playing with the Houston Youth Symphony Orchestra this year as their assistant principal cellist. Recently, Andres competed in the Clear Lake Symphony Youth Concerto Competition, and placed 1st place in their Senior Strings division. Outside of music, Andres enjoys Chemistry, Computer Science, and especially, Mathematics, as he competes on his school’s UIL Math Team. He is also a member of the National German Honor Society, the Science National Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta. He would like to thank his supportive parents, orchestra director, and private teacher for ensuring that his musical career stay well-cared for and nourished! He would also like to thank the members of the Fort Bend Symphony for this amazing opportunity!