Kevin Bandel is a freelance cellist residing in Manhattan Beach, California. He performs in Orchestra Santa Monica, was a member of the San Francisco Academy Orchestra and Dana Point Symphony, and was selected as an “Emerging Artist” for the Mendocino Music Festival.  He is also the String Instrument Instructional Assistant for the Manhattan Beach elementary schools, a cello teacher at Angeles Academy of Music, and teaches private cello lessons.

Bandel recently earned his Artist Diploma in cello performance at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music, studying with Desmond Hoebig and Andres Diaz.  He received an Artist Diploma in orchestral studies with the San Francisco Academy Orchestra studying with Amos Yang, and his Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music studying with Jennifer Culp.

Outside of music, he is a serious gamer that participates in competitive level Super Smash Brothers Melee.

(Updated September 2021)

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