Brett Andrews is currently principal cellist of the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra and is an active musician in the Ark-La-Tex area, frequently playing as a member of the Emerald Piano Quartet and Trio. He performs with orchestras across Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas including Shreveport Symphony Orchestra. Brett is also a founding member of Dynamix String Quartet, an innovative ensemble aiming to offer popular and new music for string quartet in venues outside of the traditional concert hall, and Carrefour Chamber Music Project, a Shreveport-based group of musicians grounded in building community within the Shreveport-Bossier City area through chamber music.
Soon after beginning his cello studies in Kilgore, TX, he became an inaugural member of the Honor Orchestra of America at age 15, performing under the baton of Scott O’Neill and Benjamin Zander with many soloists including violinist Robert McDuffie and pianist Christopher O’ Reilly. After receiving his Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from Northwestern State University of Louisiana studying with Paul Christopher, he continued to serve his alma mater by instructing courses in Fine Arts, and formerly directed the string programs at Parkway High School and Elm Grove Middle School in Bossier City, Louisiana.
As a soloist, he has performed with Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, the Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra, and placed second in the 2012 LMTA Young Artists Competition. Brett was a finalist in the 2015 Rocky Mountain Concerto Competition and the 2016 UNC Symphony Concerto Competition. He also competed as a finalist in the 2017 MTNA National Chamber Music Competition in Baltimore, MD, with the UNC String Quartet.
Brett is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Arts in Music Performance under the instruction of Dr. Gal Faganel while exploring and enjoying life in Northwest Louisiana with his spouse, dog, and cat.