Cellist and Sphinx Medal of Excellence winner Christine Lamprea is an artist known for her emotionally committed and intense performances. Hailed a “firebrand” (IncidentLight.com) and noted for her “supreme panache” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer), she made her Carnegie Hall debut as soloist in 2013, and has since returned to Carnegie, the Kennedy Center, as well as performed with orchestras such Costa Rica National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Houston Symphony, National Symphony of Michoacan, New Jersey Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and toured with the Sphinx Virtuosi across the U.S. As a recitalist, Ms. Lamprea has appeared on prestigious series at Illinois’ Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Florida’s Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Pepperdine University, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Washington Performing Arts Society. In demand as a chamber musician, she performs regularly with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, and has performed with such musicians as Shmuel Ashkenasi, Sarah Chang, Itzhak Perlman, Roger Tapping, and Carol Wincenc. In recent years, she commissioned cadenzas for the Haydn D Major Concerto by Jessie Montgomery, and premiered Jeffrey Mumford’s cello concerto “of fields unfolding…echoing depths of resonant light” with the San Antonio Symphony. She is a winner of the Astral Artists National Auditions, Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition, and the Sphinx Competition. Ms. Lamprea is on the cello faculty at the Longy School of Music of Bard College and the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University.