Cello Vida is a professional string ensemble based in San Antonio, Texas. We are known for our extensive list of repertoire, including classical, pop, hip hop, rock, jazz, country, oldies, Spanish classics, movie and video game themes, world music, etc. while continuing to learn your requests. Catering to a wide range of audiences, you may find us performing at corporate events, weddings, galas, masquerades, festivals, bridal showers, military ceremonies, museums, yoga classes, anniversary dinners, retirement homes, surprise gatherings, proposals, open houses, holiday gatherings, you name it! Need accompaniment for a ballet, a fire dancer, or circus act? We got you covered! Cello Vida works with some of San Antonio's finest string musicians specifically hand-picked for their high caliber, talent, professionalism, and dedication to their craft.
The majority of our performances take place in central Texas (San Antonio, New Braunfels, San Marcos, Austin, and all around the Texas Hill Country), but we also can and love to travel! Whether you are looking to book entertainment to fill a stadium or create an intimate setting with a private concert in the comfort of your home, we vow to bring your event to the next level.
Cello Vida's motto of "Spreading joy through music" is deeply rooted with the intent to do just that. We strive to make every performance joyful, lively, intimate and memorable. Cello Vida is the perfect choice to add an elegant ambience to your dream wedding or event. With extensive performance experience, you can trust Cello Vida to give you the musical experience of a lifetime.
About The Owner
My name is Christina and music is my passion. A cellist of 26+ years, I am an active solo and chamber musician in the San Antonio area performing with several local ensembles and orchestras. I currently am a member of Sonido Barocco, Filigree, and Viatorum.
For over a decade, I've been a music educator with string programs in NISD, NEISD and Edgewood ISD at Longs Creek Elementary, Steubing Ranch Elementary, Behlau Elementary, Glenoaks Elementary, Blattman Elementary, Carnighan Elementary, Meadow Village Elementary, Brauchle Elementary, McAndrew Elementary, Gardendale Elementary and Winston Elementary. I've also been a mentor for the YOSA Más in Edgewood ISD, a program that directly reaches out to the community by providing string instruments and instruction in San Antonio’s west side of underprivileged children who may not otherwise have these opportunities.
Former principal teachers include Phyllis Kline (member of the Corpus Christi Symphony), Dan Zollars (former principal cellist of the San Antonio Symphony) and Christopher Parsons.
I hold my own private teaching studio of both cello and violin students.