Winner, Astral Artists’ 2013 National Auditions
Colombian-American cellist Christine Lamprea was the First Prize winner of the XVI Annual Sphinx Competition (2013). As such she joined the roster of the Sphinx Soloists Program, and is presented as soloist with major orchestras worldwide. She has also received awards from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the Young Texas Artists’ Competition and, captured First Prize at the 2013 Schadt National String Competition. A winner of Astral’s 2013 National Auditions, Ms. Lamprea has appeared as soloist with the Houston Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, and Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, and has toured with the Sphinx Virtuosi across the U.S., in such venues as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Upcoming engagements include performances with the Omaha and Bay Atlantic symphonies and solo recitals in Illinois’ Krannert Center and Florida’s Kravis Center. In 2016 and 2017, she premieres Jeffrey Mumford’s Cello Concerto with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble 212, the Omaha Symphony, and the San Antonio Symphony. Ms. Lamprea has worked with members of Baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants, studied sonatas with fortepiano with Audrey Axinn, and has premiered several works by composers at The Juilliard School and the New England Conservatory. She was a member of a small ensemble that worked with jazz musician Anthony Coleman on avant-garde composer John Zorn’s game piece Cobra, for musical improvisers and prompter. A passionate teacher, she worked with Ecuadorian youth in Quito and Guayaquil, as part of a residency between The Juilliard School and “Sinfonia Por La Vida,” a social inclusion program modeled after Venezuela’s El Sistema program. Ms. Lamprea is the recipient of a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. She studied with Bonnie Hampton at The Juilliard School, where she was a Gluck Community Service Fellow, and holds a Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory, where she studied with Natasha Brofsky.
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JULY 2015 (Please destroy any previously dated material.)