William Victor Firlie, cellist, joined the CSO in 1986. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of New Mexico & San Francisco State University under the tutelage of Joanna De Keyser and Laszlo Varga. His graduate studies included Yale School of Music under Aldo Parisot. Victor has had the opportunity to perform concertos with the New Mexico Symphony, Promusica ensemble of Santa Fe, Roswell Symphony, Los Alamos Philharmonic and others. His orchestral background also includes Sacramento Symphony, San Jose Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Oklahoma Symphony, and the Orchestra De Mineria Mexico City. He has had extensive chamber music opportunities including Yale Summer School of Music and Art, June Music Festival, and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. He enjoys playing quartets with his two children Dylan & Alena, both talented violinists.