CHRISTINE LAMPREA (cello) is a Colombian-American multi-faceted soloist and chamber musician. Hailed a “firebrand” (IncidentLight.com), Lamprea took First Prize at the XVI Annual Sphinx Competition (2013), and was a winner at Astral Artists’ 2013 National Auditions and the 2013 Schadt National String Competition. Lamprea has appeared as a soloist with the Houston and New Jersey Symphonies, and most recently made her debut with the Sphinx Virtuosi at Carnegie Hall. Upcoming engagements include performances with the Abilene and Costa Rica National Symphonies. In 2016, she will premiere a concerto written for her by Jeffrey Mumford with orchestras across the U.S., including the Detroit Symphony. An avid recitalist and chamber musician, Ms. Lamprea has performed in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, performing alongside such esteemed musicians as Itzhak Perlman, Roger Tapping, and Carol Wincenc. She has performed at the Kneisel Hall, Yellow Barn, and Perlman chamber music festivals. A passionate teacher, Ms. 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 modeled after Venezuela’s El Sistema program. 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.