ABOUT US

Curtis Campbell, Cello

Curtis Campbell began playing double bass in junior high school. He soon began composing and arranging. In high school, he played in the Kingsville A & I orchestra, played in country bands and performed his own compositions in a rock band. He majored in music composition at the University of North Texas and performed with the orchestra on double bass. After leaving North Texas he moved to Chicago to develop an art rock ensemble. He studied conducting at the University of Chicago with Barbara Schubert.

Curtis returned to the University of North Texas and studied composition and counterpoint with Thomas Clark and cello with Carter Enyart. After leaving North Texas he moved to Austin to explore the music scene but discovered art photography. He spent six years as a professional photographer, specializing in large-format landscapes and hand-printed Cibachrome images.

After producing approximately 1,200 photographs, he returned to the cello, performing with the Austin Civic Orchestra and then starting his own chamber music ensemble. In creating the new ensemble Curtis considered the complex relationship between the artist and the public and wanted to form an ensemble that would satisfy the needs of both. This relationship has often been explored in literature but was best exemplified to Curtis in the novel “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand.

Miranda Steinle, violin/viola

 

Miranda grew up in Springfield, Mo, and studied piano, violin and viola. She earned a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she studied viola with Kate Hamilton.

Miranda has a diverse musical background including performing with the Capital City Men’s Chorus and Les Miserable at the Zach Scott Theater. She regularly performs professionally with the Victoria Symphony, the Laredo Philharmonic, and Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra.

Miranda is a founding member of The Fountainhead Ensemble.

She is studying accounting at Austin Community College.

 

THE FOUNTAINHEAD ENSEMBLE

Book your special occasion now! Contact Curtis Campbell at fountainheadensemble@austin.rr.com or call 512.627.5729