Dragos Filip is a performer, music educator, and media-composer based in Lafayette, Louisiana. He is an active chamber and orchestral musician. Mr. Filip is the principal cellist of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and is a frequent performer with the symphony orchestras of Baton Rouge, Alexandria as well as the Mobile Symphony in Alabama. He has worked as a recording artist for various musicians, including the Grammy-nominated artist Marc Broussard and Grammy winner Lauren Daigle.
Mr. Filip maintains an active private studio in addition to teaching high school string orchestra at Ovey Comeaux High School and L.J. Alleman Fine Arts Magnet Academy. Since 2016, Mr. Filip is also the Music Director and Conductor of the Acadiana Symphony Youth Orchestras. His students are regularly accepted into the Louisiana All-State Orchestra, the LPSS Gifted & Talented program, participate in the Acadiana Symphony Youth Orchestra, UL-Lafayette Orchestra, and receive scholarships at universities such as LSU, UL, and NSU. Before moving to Lafayette, he taught in Baton Rouge for the Kids Orchestra program.
Mr. Filip has performed with world-renowned vocalists Renee Fleming, and Kristin Chenoweth; violinists Sarah Chang, Giora Schmidt, and Yevgeny Kutik; pianists Jeremy Denk, and Lang Lang; guitarist Sharon Isbin, saxophonist Branford Marsalis, and trumpeter Chris Botti.
Mr. Filip received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in cello performance from Southeastern Louisiana University and holds Suzuki Teacher Certifications. Mr. Filip is originally from Bucharest, Romania, and has been living in Louisiana since 2006.