Nico received his Bachelor's of Music in performance from Kennesaw State University. His extensive orchestral & chamber music experience includes performances at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, the People's Theatre in Xi'an, and for the Confucius Institute of China, along with the Atlanta Virtuosi, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Georgia Symphony Orchestra, Old Globe Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Camarada Chamber Ensemble, the Athenaeum, Opera Neo, performing recitals at UCSD alongside Doctoral candidates, members of the San Diego Symphony, California Ballet, along with principal players of the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Vienna State Opera, amongst many others.
In addition to classical viola, Hueso freelances and records in multiple genres as a violinist, guitarist, & electric bassist; he has been a guest soloist with the rock band Kansas in 2011 for their Symphony Tour, has performed with Placido Domingo, rock band Disturbed, members of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitclán & Nuevo Tecalitclán, tribute groups commemorating artists such as Otis Redding, and has collaborated with a number of up-and-coming pop and country artists, lending his skills as both a composer and studio musician. In addition to keeping a rigorous teaching and freelancing schedule, Hueso enjoys arranging, improvising and performing chamber music with his colleagues from Atlanta, San Diego, and Puerto Rico Symphonies.
Erdis Maxhelaku started playing cello at the age of seven in his home country of Albania. He continued his musical education in Albania to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance in Tirania.
Erdis’ passion for music has led him not only to different countries but also on a musical journey embracing many types of genres; rock, pop, indie, flamenco, metal, and more. He is a sought out recording artist in San Diego, writes and performs his own music, and teaches private lessons. His performing expertise extend beyond the cello to include electric bass, acoustic and electric guitar. Erdis collaborates with many local musicians, utilizing his multifaceted performing, improvisation, writing, and recording skills.
Erdis is a perfect choice for your next event, whether it be a wedding, private or corporate event, or any other gathering large or small.