Christine Lamprea, cello

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“She has impressed with the fearless intensity of her musicianship.”

—Classical Voice North America

“[A] firebrand … She spit out feral pizzicati…and hurled the discrete phrases like so many Molotov cocktails. She 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—the tender/tough touch of bow hair on strings, the physical act of making music.”

—Mike Greenberg,

CHRISTINE LAMPREA is a dynamic artist with a growing reputation as a firebrand cellist with a “commitment to the highest standards” (Palm Beach Daily News). Recent performances include the Schumann concerto at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, the premiere of a concerto written for her by Jeffrey Mumford, as well as a last minute replacement for Lynn Harrell with Symphony Silicon Valley. As a recitalist, Christine recently performed premieres of her own arrangements of Colombian music for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and the Colombian Ambassador to the United States. Other credits include Illinois’ Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Florida’s Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, and the Washington Performing Arts Society. Ms. Lamprea began her concert career in 2013 upon winning Astral Artists’ National Auditions, the Sphinx Competition, and the Schadt National String Competition. She has since performed with orchestras such as the Detroit Symphony, Houston Symphony, and the San Antonio Symphony. In 2018, she received the Sphinx Medal of Excellence for her contributions to the field as an artist of color.