Cellist Christine Lamprea, accompanied by pianist Daniel Anastasio
Hailed a “firebrand who held nothing back, but she 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 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 is a multi-faceted artist whose “technical prowess and emotional sensitivity” is imbued with an intellectual curiosity (Rivard Report). Conducted by Leon Fleisher with the Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra, 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).