Sphinx Symphony Norman & Debbie Herbert, in honor of our granddaughter, Sarah Lind Goetzke, Chair Sphinx Virtuosi Sphinx Competition 2013 Senior Division 1st place laureate - age 22
Senior Division First Place Laureate of the 2013 Annual Sphinx Competition presented by the DTE Energy Foundation. Cellist Christine Lamprea performs as part of the Sphinx Soloist Program sponsored by the GM Foundation.
Noted for her “charm” and “supreme panache”, Colombian-American cellist Christine Lamprea is a multi-faceted and quickly rising young soloist and chamber musician. First Place Laureate of the 16th Annual Sphinx Competition, Lamprea is now on the roster of the Sphinx Soloists Program, where she will be a featured soloist with major orchestras worldwide. She has received awards from the National Foundation of the Advancement of the Arts, the Young Texas Artists' Competition, and most recently won First Prize in the 2013 Schadt National String Competition. Lamprea has performed as a soloist in Boston's Jordan Hall with the New England Conservatory Philharmonia and in Detroit's Orchestra Hall with the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra.
An experienced chamber musician, she has performed in United States, Canada, and Europe, in venues such as Alice Tully Hall, the Beethovenhaus, the Kennedy Center, and the Metropolitan Museum. During the summers, she has appeared at the Banff Centre, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School, Perlman Music Program, and Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival, performing alongside esteemed musicians such as Mark Hill, Maria Lambros, Nicholas Mann, Itzhak Perlman, Roger Tapping, and Carol Wincenc. Lamprea will be a guest artist at the Silicon Valley Music Festival in June 2013.
Lamprea strives to expand her musicianship by exploring less familiar venues of performance and teaching. She has worked with members of the baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants, and studied sonatas with fortepiano with Audrey Axinn. Lamprea has premiered several works by composer colleagues at Juilliard and New England Conservatory. Most recently, she was a member of a small ensemble working with Anthony Coleman on avant-garde composer John Zorn's game piece "Cobra" for musical improvisers and prompter. A passionate teacher, Lamprea 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 based on Venezuela's El Sistema. She continued her 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.
After completing her undergraduate studies with Bonnie Hampton at Juilliard, Lamprea began her Master's studies at New England Conservatory with Natasha Brofsky in 2011. Previous teachers include Ken Freudigman, and Ken Ishii. She is a recipient of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.
Lamprea currently plays on a 1711 David Tecchler Cello, generously loaned to her by New England Conservatory.