The Rebecca Webb Wilson Fellowship

ESTEFAN PEREZ, cello - The Rebecca Webb Wilson Fellowship

Estefan Perez, cello

The Rebecca Webb Wilson Fellow


Estefan completed his undergraduate work at the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford (CT) and starts his third year as a Fellow after completing his master degree at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis. He will begin working toward an Artistic Diploma while continuing to be seated in the string section of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. During his earlier studies, he was the winner of the 2022 University of Memphis Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and was a finalist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Resident Program. He currently is a teaching mentor at Soulsville Charter School and has opened his cello studio in Memphis.


Estefan played the beautiful “water music” as the background to the Circle of Friends’ teaching tale entitled THE EDDY, The Current That Changed the Course of the River, read by Becky Wilson, the patron sponsor of his fellowship.


He is first-generation born, as his parents immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic in 1989. He started playing the cello at the age of 8 in his school district in Long Island, NY. He is trilingual (fluent in English, Spanish, and French) and is an accomplished tennis player. Estefan is engaged to marry Carissa McQuaid, a talented violinist.