Pedro Funes, double bass & viola da gamba
Pedro Funes is currently the Assistant Director of Orchestras at Oak Ridge High School in Conroe, TX, and is Director of the Aquila di Guerra, ORHS’s Viol Ensemble. He graduated from the University of Houston where he majored in Double Bass performance under Dennis Whittaker. In addition, he received his Master’s Degree in Early Music at Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where he studied viola gamba and vielle with Wendy Gillespie and performed as a baroque bassist in the IU Baroque Orchestra directed by Stanley Ritchie. He also served as a Teaching Assistant for the Beginner Viols at the Viola da Gamba Society of America’s Conclave in 2016. Mr. Funes has performed across Texas with Ars Lyrica, Texas Early Music Project, and as Principal Bass with Austin Baroque Orchestra. Currently he is the President of Viols of Houston, President of Houston Early Music, and Director of the Young Players Weekend for the Viola da Gamba Society of America.