Ismael Guerrero Cellist

Ismael Ariel Guerrero Bombut is a cellist from Havana, Cuba. He began his cello studies at the age of 8. While in Cuba he won several competitions and participated in masterclasses from renowned cellists such as Carlos Prieto, Clemen Hagens and Leidi Litschauer, among others. He is now in his fourth year of his undergraduate studies at Peabody Conservatory, which he attends on full scholarship, studying with Amit Peled. He has performed with Heifetz On Tour in Exton, Pennsylvania and Staunton, Virginia after attending the Heifetz International Music Institute 2017 on full scholarship. Ismael was one of the eight semifinalists in the Artist Series National String Competition in 2018, which was held in Sarasota, Florida. He has also attended Keshet Eilon in Israel, where he won the concerto competition which allowed him to perform as a soloist with the Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble in The Opera House of the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center. He has also performed in Mexico, Cape Cod, North Carolina, Florida, Baltimore and Washington DC, sharing the stage with renowned musicians such as Vadim Gluzman, Michael Kannen, Alon Goldstein and Amit Peled. He has been invited in several occasions to join the Mount Vernon Virtuosi and the Peabody Cello Gang, which with he recorded a CD.


Guerrero loves teaching and interacting with the audience. Thus, he has been to the Heifetz International Music Institute not only as a student but also as an artistic coordinator, while given— in addition— the opportunity to teach masterclasses for the Heifetz PEG program. He has also been involved in several outreach programs with the Peabody Peled Cello Gang, working with
music students of all ages and bringing classical music to people who have less access to it. Guerrero has made his appearance on radio several times in different countries such as Cuba, United States and Israel. This year he was a semifinalist for the Astral National Auditions and during the summer he attended to Manchester Music Festival in Vermont, performing lots of
chamber music.