Mr. Fleury started playing cello at 6 years of age, Principal cellist of the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra 1979-1987, Principal Cellist All State 1983-1987 consecutively. He has attended Tanglewood Institute, Eastern Music Center, South Eastern Music Center; finally continuing education at UCF, and Converse College.
Mr. Fleury has extensive experience teaching private students and groups, conducting, competition preparation, and general instrumental teaching. He teaches privately in Gainesville with Gainesville Suzuki Players and in the Orlando/Winter Park area; and is associated with Maitland Suzuki School. He also acts as assistant conductor for both the Hausmusik Orchestra and the Young Artist Orchestra in Gainesville. For the last three consecutive years, Mr. Fleury's students have taken top honors; (70 of 85 first place trophies for National Federation of Musicians State competitions).
Mr. Fleury holds a varied and extensive history in performance, competition, recording, further enhancing the education of his students.
Mr. Fleury is, and has been for 22 years, Principal cellist of Spacecoast Pops,he is Principal cellist/Assistant Principal Cellist of Gainesville Chamber Orchestra, Principal cellist for the touring Mantovani Orchestra, principal of Florida Lakes Symphony, on-call principal fro FSWS, VSO.
Mr. Fleury has three current solo album credits, with four upcoming in the year 2007,and 64 album credits in his discography, including Atlantic Recording artists Shinedown, Creed, Matchbox 20 (Tabitha's Secret), Irene Cara, Rod Stewart, Gloria Gaynor amongst others.
He has performed as Principal Cellist for performers Rod Stewart, Led Zepplin, Natalie Cole, Moody Blues, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Wayne Gratz, Clay Aiken, Shirley Jones, Robert Goulet, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer, Irene Cara, Bebe Neuworth, Queensryche, Stevie Wonder, Barry Manilow, Ray Charles, to name a few . He also has performed as Principal for Broadway shows Aida, Sound of Music, Les Miserables, Lion King, and many others in the same position. Mr. Fleury is in negotiations with Carl Fisher Publishing for Volume 1 & 2 of his scale book for cello, as well as a much-awaited Groove Compilation released simultaneously for cello, viola, and violin. He currently has 232 compositions and is currently working on the modern pedagogy of cello technique.
Mr Fleury's compositions have been used in television, independent movies, county and state PR, solicited by the military, and being considered at the Beijing 2008 olympics.
Upcoming: Mr. Fleury is currently building a show for cello choir with some outstanding arrangements and original compositions. (Hide extended text) ... (Read all)
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