B i o g r a p h y
Pecos is one of the next generation of cellists who is equally at home on both the baroque and modern cello. He has appeared as a soloist with the Santa Fe Youth Symphony as well as with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Baroque Ensemble. As principal cellist, he has appeared with the Oregon Coast Chamber Ensemble, the University of Oregon Symphony Orchestra, and the San Francisco Conservatory Baroque Ensemble. An avid chamber musician, Pecos has performed at festivals including the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, the Hot Air New Music Festival, the Zephyr International Chamber Music Course and Festival and the Decoda Skidmore Chamber Music Institute. A finalist in the Coeur d'Alene National Young Artists Competition, Pecos plays on a 1921 cello made by Giovanni Cutugno, generously on loan from the Carlsen Cello Foundation.
Passionate about service and leadership through music, Pecos participated for two years in the Conservatory in the Schools program, which brings conservatory trained instrumentalists into under-served communities to teach at public schools throughout the Bay Area. Pecos also participates regularly in the Gratitude benefit concerts that support research into treating veterans who suffer from PTSD.
Pecos received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Oregon, Robert D. Clark Honors College, and the School of Music and Dance. He completed his Master of Music degree with a Historical Performance Emphasis at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and currently studies at the University of Maryland, in pursuit of a Doctor of Musical Arts.