Adriana Estrela

Adriana E.

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
When I was 16 years old, I attended a pop music concert and the band had a cello. Hearing that beautiful and deep sound paralyzed me. I was delighted and knew from that moment that I wanted to start taking lessons, learn how to play, and become a cellist. It was love at first sight!
I'm from Portugal. I was pursuing a DMA in cello performance and I did a minor degree in cello pedagogy. I have been teaching for around 12 years (students of all ages and levels).

About Adriana E.


Founding member of the Trio Compassionatto Ensemble, performing concerts in the Middle East and Europe. Adriana has played with orchestras including the Feldkirch Festival Orchestra (Austria), Junge DeutschFranzösische Philharmonie (Bayreuth, Germany) with concerts in Paris, Bayreuth, Berlin and Strasbourg, Orquestra do Norte (Amarante, Portugal), West European Symphony Orchestra, Augusta Symphony Orchestra (USA), among others. As a player of the Junge DeutschFranzösische Philharmonie, she recorded for Bayerische Rundfunk (Bayreuth, Germany). Adriana played on the 515th anniversary of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa with Portuguese singers Pedro Abrunhosa and Ana Moura, and also played with Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) for his tour in Portugal. Adriana studied at the Escola Profissional de Artes da Beira Interior, Covilhã, at the National Conservatory of Lisbon. Additional studies were with Márta Mezö (Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary). She holds a Master of Music degree in cello performance from Park University- International Center for Music (USA), where she studied in the class of Daniel Veis (2012-2014). She was a fellow of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa (Portugal) and of the International Center for Music for her Master's degree at Park University. Adriana studied at the University of Georgia - Hugh Hodgson School of Music in the class of David Starkweather (DMA in cello Performance). She has completed a degree in cello pedagogy at the same School. Adriana received a full scholarship to study (Masterclass) with cellists Wen Sinn Yang (Sachrang, Germany) and Wolfgang Boettcher (Vaduz, Liechtenstein). She won the 2nd and 3rd Chamber Music Awards in the J. Haydn Competition held at the National Conservatory of Lisbon, Portugal. Adriana attended several masterclasses with Matt Haimovitz, Colin Carr, Natalia Chakovskaia, Michael Mermagen, Richard Aaron, Christopher Hutton, S. Ashkenasi, Pinchas Zukerman, Xavier Gagnepain, Mark Gibbs, Wen Sinn Yang, Wolfgang Boettcher, Michel Strauss, among others. She is also a very dedicated cello teacher!


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Catherine Kowalski
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I have to state, that I never had a cello teacher before, who emailed me mp3 files to play during practice, and this is excellent!!! If anyone is going to play an instrument they will probably be with other musicians and Adriana is to be commended for teaching me this from the start. Superior to any other cello teacher that I have ever had. Fantastic!

Posted May 5, 2021
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My 5 year old son took classes with Adriana. She is wonderful and he adores her very much. she is very good at teaching children. I myself think about the possibility of starting to learn the cello because of Adriana.

Posted May 5, 2021
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Wonderful teacher. I really enjoyed first lesson

Posted May 4, 2021
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My daughter took the Cello lessons with Adriana and she liked her.

Posted Apr 29, 2021
Jordi L.
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Adriana is an excellent teacher! For anyone already experienced or beginners, she has helped me out so much!

Posted Apr 29, 2021
Catherine J.
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Adriana is a wonderful teacher. She taugh my 5 year old daughter for one year and I couldn't be more happy!

Posted Jul 6, 2020

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