Hailed a “firebrand who held nothing back, but possessed the underlying discipline to make all the risks pay off…she seemed to relish the materiality of sound production” (Incident Light) and noted for her “supreme panache and charming effortless phrasing” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer), Colombian-American cellist Christine Lamprea was the First Prize winner of both the 2013 Schadt National String and 2013 Sphinx competitions. She has also received awards from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and the Young Texas Artist Competition. Lamprea has appeared as soloist with the Costa Rica National Symphony, Houston Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Detroit Symphony and San Antonio Symphony, and toured with the Sphinx Virtuosi across the U.S., in such venues as Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center.
Daniel Anastasio’s performance of Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto was “the highlight to everyone’s ears, if the full-house standing ovation were any indication” (ECM Reviews). Anastasio has performed at Yellow Barn and Tanglewood musical festivals, Cornell’s Mayfest, Marywood and Columbus State Universities, and National Sawdust (Brooklyn), with an upcoming performance at Carnegie's Weill Hall (NYC). He directs blueprints piano series with pianist Erika Dohi. Living in New York, he is completing his Doctorate of Musical Arts at Stony Brook University; he received his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and Masters of Music from Julliard.