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Oscar Edgardo Ruiz

2024 Cello Festival

Oscar began studying cello at the age of 12. He has been a member of the All-West Tennessee Honors Orchestra since the 7th grade, earning principal chair in 2024. He has entered Tennessee All-State since 2022, earning principal chair in 2024. He was awarded 2nd place in the Beethoveen Club competition in 2021. He has served as principal chair in the Memphis Youth Symphony Orchestra and was named one of the winners of the Memphis Youth Symphony Program Concerto Competition playing the Brahms Double Concerto for Violin and Cello. In 2023, he was selected to play in the National Youth Orchestra (NYO2). In 2024, he earned his place in the NYO-USA. Oscar was one of 10 MYSP musicians selected  to play in the High School Musical Theatre Awards at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN. He played cello for the Bartlett HS musical Hello, Dolly! which was nominated for Outstanding Student Orchestra in 2022.