Yamilet Trujillo realized her love for music at the early age of 7, after singing along with the Barney & Friends children’s television show and joining her elementary school chorus. She was also a member of the Orff ensemble, and in the 4th grade, began learning to play the violin. Using that background knowledge, she began to teach herself piano. In the 5th grade, she switched to cello. Although she has always had an insatiable curiosity with musical instruments (playing as many notes as she can figure out on harmonica, guitar, recorder, clarinet, double bass, viola and even water-filled glasses), she has continued with the cello for almost 16 years.
Yamilet is currently the principal cellist and an arranger with Violectric, a string ensemble with keyboard and live percussion that plays exclusive arrangements of classic and modern rock music on acoustic-electric instruments. Violectric performs compositions from AC/DC to Metallica to Led Zeppelin, and its members have appeared, recorded and toured around the world with most every major name act in the business from opera to heavy metal.
Yamilet is a Dr. Phillips High School alumnus, where she graduated through their Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Program. She also graduated from the University of Central Florida (UCF) with a Bachelors in Music Performance in 2010, studying with Barbara George and Laurel Stanton. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts at UCF with a concentration in Music Education. She currently performs with the UCF Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Laszlo Marosi, and has been the principal cellist for over 6 years. She has also played with the UCF Chamber Ensemble, String Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, and Women’s Chorus.
Locally, Yamilet plays regularly with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, and the Space Coast Pops Orchestra under the direction of Richard Hayman, alongside guest artists including Carol Stein, Copeland Davis, and Valerie Pernice. She has also played alongside well-known artists/bands such as Jodi Benson, Maná, Kansas and Classic Albums Live. Yamilet also enjoys performing and recording for local bands and artists such as Drive to Uqbar, Ratham Stone, Stockholm, Hoyle, James Roquemore, and Edgar Junior.
Yamilet is currently teaching cello and violin with several music schools, including Sam Ash, Broadway House of Music, and A Gift for Music. She has been instructing students of all ages in private and group lessons for the past 4 years. She also volunteers her time in local middle and high schools working with string players on technique, intonation and overall performance skills. Her longtime dreams include playing for a movie soundtrack, playing in Carnegie Hall, touring the world, and becoming famous!