Silvia Games DuBos

Cellist

Silvia Games DuBos

Argentinian cellist established in Pittsburgh, PA, the USA since 2006. She started her music studies at the age of six at the Niños Cantores de Córdoba, Argentina (primary and high school specialized in choir), where she graduated with a degree in Musical Arts, Music Education, and Choir Conductor. At age of ten, she began studying cello at the Felix T. Garzón Conservatory of Music in Cordoba, continuing her studies in Buenos Aires with Mr. Juarez Johnson (a member of the University of La Plata String Quartet). In 2003 she joined the National University of Lanús in Buenos Aires, where she graduated in 2005 with a degree in Music with Symphony and Chamber Orchestra orientation. In 2006 she received a full scholarship to continue her studies at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania- the USA, where she graduated with the degrees of Artist Diploma in 2008 and Master of Music in Performance in 2018, studying with Mr. Misha Quint and Mr. Adam Liu (Pittsburgh Symphony) respectively.

In Argentina Mrs. Games DuBos has also developed a vast orchestral activity, being a member of Teatro Avenida's Opera Orchestras in Buenos Aires, participating in ensembles such as The Casa De la Opera, Juventus Lirica, and Colón Opera House's Orquesta Estable de Profesores. She also has combined these activities with her participation in several chamber music ensembles such as Makaus Trio (Violin- Cello and Piano), Camerata Academica del Mercosur, among others.

From an early age, Mrs. Games DuBos has been sharing the performance and teaching activities in institutions such as the Suzuki Method of Cordoba, Buenos Aires National Conservatory (IUNA), and Duquesne University and Ohio University Music Schools respectively. As well as at the Eleazar de Carvalho Summer Music Festival (Brazil), Ars Docta Music Festival (France), Festival Quito Cellos (Ecuador) and Lydia Music Center (USA). She has played as principal cello at the Ohio University Symphony Orchestra, at Duquesne University Chamber and Symphony Orchestras and Washington Symphony, PA as well as at the Chamber and Symphony Orchestras of the Lanus National University.

Since her arrival at Pittsburgh, Mrs. Games DuBos has participated in numerous orchestras around Pennsylvania such as Butler Symphony and Johnstown Symphony among others. She is a founding member of Aura Ensemble, chamber music ensemble created in 2011, and has also participated in numerous chamber groups, such as the Ohio University String Quartet 2009-2010, as well as in the Duquesne University Contemporary Music Ensemble 2006-2008.

Mrs. Games DuBos lives in Pittsburgh with her husband Nicholas DuBos with whom shares the passion for Music, Art, and traveling. At present, Mrs. Games DuBos is working with private students at her private studio combining traditional and Suzuki as a method of teaching. Since 2013 she is also Visiting Professor at École de Musique Claude Debussy in Paris France, where she works with students from 7 to 18 years old giving cello lessons and chamber music coaching. She is also working in a new chamber music project as a member of the Ars Duo (cello-piano)ensemble created to reinforce the knowledge of new composers and contemporary works, focusing mainly on Argentinian repertoire.