Come join us at Gallery Nord on December 15th at 3pm for this special homecoming concert featuring native Texans Christine Lamprea and Daniel Anastasio. The concert is free with a suggested $25 tax-deductible donation at the door.
Pohadka ("Fairy Tale") -- Janacek Cello Sonata in C, op. 65 -- Britten I. Dialogo II. Scherzo- pizzicato III. Elegia IV. Marcia Cello Sonata in F major, op. 99 -- Brahms I. Allegro vivace II. Adagio affettuoso III. Allegro passionato IV. Allegro molto
Pohadka ("Fairy Tale") -- Janacek
Cello Sonata in C, op. 65 -- Britten
II. Scherzo- pizzicato
Cello Sonata in F major, op. 99 -- Brahms
I. Allegro vivace
II. Adagio affettuoso
III. Allegro passionato
IV. Allegro molto
Noted for her “supreme panache” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer), Colombian-American cellist Christine Lamprea is a multi-faceted soloist and chamber musician. Ms. Lamprea is the First Prize winner of the XVI Annual Sphinx Competition (2013). She joined the roster of the Sphinx Soloists Program, and as such will be 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, most recently, captured First Prize at the 2013 Schadt National String Competition. She is also a winner of Astral Artists’ 2013 National Auditions. Ms. Lamprea has appeared as a soloist with the Houston Symphony and New Jersey Symphony, among others. Upcoming engagements include performances with the Allentown, Hilton Head, and Costa Rica National Symphonies. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Lamprea has performed in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, in such venues as Alice Tully Hall, the Beethovenhaus, the Kennedy Center, and the Metropolitan Museum. She has participated in the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School, Perlman Music Program, the Banff Centre, and Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival, performing alongside such esteemed musicians as Mark Hill, Maria Lambros, Nicholas Mann, Itzhak Perlman, Roger Tapping, and Carol Wincenc. Ms. Lamprea strives to expand her musical boundaries by exploring many genres of music as well as non-traditional venues for performance and teaching. She has worked with members of Baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants, and studied sonatas with fortepiano with Audrey Axinn. She has premiered several works by composers at The Juilliard School and the New England Conservatory. Most recently, 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, Ms. Lamprea worked with Ecuadorian youth in the cities of 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. She continued to pursue musical outreach as a Gluck Community Service Fellow at Juilliard, performing in hospitals and nursing homes in and around New York City as part of a mixed ensemble of dancers, actors, and musicians. Ms. Lamprea is the recipient of a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. She studied with Bonnie Hampton at The Juilliard School and holds a Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory, where she studied with Natasha Brofsky. Previous teachers include Ken Freudigman and Ken Ishii.
Daniel Anastasio, from San Antonio, TX, recently graduated from The Juilliard School with a Master of Music degree in piano performance, under the tutelage of Jerome Lowenthal. He received his Bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Cornell University, where he double-majored in Music and Philosophy. At Cornell, he studied piano with Xak Bjerken and chamber music with Miri Yampolsky and violinist Joseph Lin. Throughout his earlier years growing up in San Antonio, Daniel benefited greatly from lessons with Rebecca Wilcox, who instilled in him a musical sensitivity and expressive freedom that has shaped his personality at the keyboard. Currently living in New York City, Daniel is privileged to be studying privately with renowned pianist and pedagogue Ann Schein. Daniel has attended many summer programs and festivals, including Kneisel Hall Chamber Festival, Tanglewood Music Center, Music Academy of the West, Icicle Creek Winter Piano Festival, and Cornell University’s Mayfest. Last year he was a finalist in Juilliard’s piano concerto competition, and a recipient of the school’s Mieczyslaw Munz scholarship. This year, Daniel’s time is split between chamber music performances and recordings, recitals, concerto performances, and auditions for a Doctorate of Musical Arts, which he intends to pursue next year.