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About Samuel Kahre

My Journey So Far...

Samuel D. Kahre is an Oklahoma City born and raised Professional Cellist, making his living performing locally and abroad for the past decade. He is the great-grandson of Herbert Bagwell, former strings professor at Oklahoma City University and founder of Intercity Violin Studios.

Although classically trained, Samuel has independently developed an array of techniques to his craft, to provide multiple performance experiences typically foreign to a cellist. Sam’s goal with his art is to continue developing a diverse and unique expression of music that glorifies the One who gave him the gift to move people with sound. You will find him frequenting the local arts festivals and many other venues in the OKC/Edmond area preforming his live music.

Sam believes in giving back what has been given to him. His hope is to inspire other cellists, musicians, and creatives, to find and express a unique voice with their instrument, to move the hearts of people to do the same. 

My Journey


Was hired to perform back of house for Justin Timberlake, Mumford and Sons, Post Malone, Chris Stapleton, Hillsong United, Trace Adkins, Blake Shelton, P!NK, KISS, 21 Pilots, Carrie Underwood, and several others


18+ years experience


Has provided music for 170+ weddings

Has performed for two governor's inaugurations

Has performed for the OKC Philharmonic's Maestros Ball

Was awarded winner of the Cellovoce Cello competition in Poland in 2017

Has performed the National Anthem for 10 NBA games including Play-Offs

Has performed for the State of Creativity with Sir Ken Robinson at the Civic Center Music Hall in 2015 for the Oklahoma Orchestra League

Personally selected by Mark Wood, the Original String Master of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, to preform for the Muzart World Foundation concert and has continued to preform alongside Mr. Wood several times since





Sam gives all the glory to God for the gift of music and a supportive family. He credits his cello teachers: Edward Tillary and Tomasz Zieba; his parents and grandmother; and every single person that ever applauded, tipped, or
encouraged him in any way. 

Thank you for your support!
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