The Arts Center will be closed for student instruction and performances starting today, March 13th and running through April 19th.
Felix Borges teaches private lessons and the Chamber Ensemble for the Arts Center. He holds a Master degree in Cello Performance from the University of Louisville where he studied with Paul York. During his time at U of L he was also a member of the graduate string quartet that traveled to various schools for performances and coaching sessions with local student musicians.
In 2011 he won the Concerto Competition at the University of Louisville, where he later performed the Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 by P. Tchaikovsky with the University of Louisville Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Kimcherie Lloyd. While an undergraduate student, he was awarded second place in the Macauley Chamber Music Competition in Louisville.
He performs frequently with several orchestras in the area, including the Lexington Philharmonic, Orchestra Kentucky and Evansville Philharmonic. Felix has performed twice as a guest soloist for the Recife Symphony Orchestra in Brazil; in 2013 he had the honor to perform the Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor under the baton of renowned Brazilian composer Marlos Nobre.
While he greatly enjoys performing, Felix has a special passion for teaching, always searching for new ways to improve student technique, musicality and love for music.