Hector Moreno began his musical studies at the age of four in Austin, TX, starting with piano and eventually switching to cello several years later. In 2004, he obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University with concentrations in Cello Performance and Composition. While at Stanford he studied under Stephen Harrison and served as the principal cellist for the Stanford Symphony, giving performances internationally at venues such as Carnegie Hall, London’s Southwark Cathedral, Oxford’s Sheldonian Theater, and The Sorbonne in Paris. In 2006 he completed his Master’s degree at the University of Toronto where he studied with renowned Canadian cellist Shauna Rolston. While in Canada he also performed with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra, the Korean-Canadian Symphony, the Oshawa-Durham Symphony, and served as a cellist for the Polaris Trio. Since moving back to Austin, Mr. Moreno has been performing with a variety of orchestras and ensembles across Texas, including the Abilene Philharmonic, the Symphony of Southeast Texas, Victoria Symphony, and the Round Rock Symphony. He also regularly collaborates with local Austin composers such as P.Kellach Waddle, Graham Reynolds, and Peter Stopschinski on new music premieres and recordings. An avid chamber music enthusiast, Mr. Moreno has participated in a variety of festivals including the Banff Summer Chamber Music Festival, the St. Lawrence String Quartet Workshop, and is currently a coach for the Austin Chamber Music Center. He has recorded for numerous labels, both classical and rock, and has been a guest lecturer on the history and performance-practice of cello as part of the Learning Unlimited organization of Etobicoke, Ontario. His cello is a black Luis & Clark carbon-fibre cello created by Luis Legulla.