Bethany Bobbs, age 13, currently studies cello with Christopher French, and studies piano with her mother, Catherine Bobbs.
Bethany recently won 1st place in the Sewanee Summer Music Festival concerto competition, 1st place in the Brazosport Symphony Concerto Competition, 3rd place, being one of the youngest competitors, in the prestigious Houston Symphony League Concerto Competition, 1st place in the Houston Youth Symphony Concerto Competition, and first place in the Houston Music Teachers Assn Baroque Festival. Bethany was selected with her chamber group to be a part of the Houston Young Artist program.
She has attended the CIM Summer Sonata Piano Program, the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan on merit scholarship, the Conservatory Music in the Mountains Program in Colorado where she won the opportunity to perform on their subscription series, the Indiana String Academy with full scholarship, KinHaven Chamber Junior Program in Vermont, and this past summer enjoyed a month at the Sewanee Music Festival in Tennessee where she studied with Anthony Kitai of the Houston Symphony.
Bethany was the youngest winner of the Cleveland Cello Society Scholarship at age 7, and was selected to solo with the Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Orchestra three times, in 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2011, she received the Ohio’s prestigious Elementary Buckeye String Award. In 2014, Bethany received 1st place in the TMTA junior strings all-star competition, 2nd place in both the Houston Civic Symphony Concerto Competition and the Fort Bend Young Artist Competition, won the National Music Federation Mary Alice Cox cello scholarship award and the Next Generation Award.
Bethany has also won many piano competitions, and has soloed with the Haydn D Major Piano Concerto. Bethany is homeschooled in the eighth grade, and loves ice skating, tennis, and reading. Bethany is the 7th child of a musical family of 8 children.