Christine Lamprea, cellist and Jordan Dodson, guitarist
September 09, 2018 @ 2 PM
Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
Colombian-American cellist, Christine Lamprea was just named among the most recent Sphinx Metal of Excellence winner. She was the First Prize winner of the 2013 Sphinx Competition and joined the roster of the Sphinx Soloists Program. As such, she is 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 captured First Prize at the 2013 Schadt National String Competition. A winner of Astral’s 2013 National Auditions, Ms. Lamprea has appeared as soloist with the Costa Rica National Symphony, Houston Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, and toured with the Sphinx Virtuosi across the U.S., in such venues as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.
This season, she appears as soloist with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Engagements in the 2016-2017 season included appearances as soloist with the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble 212, Mid-Texas Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, in repertoire of Dvorák, Elgar, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky, and a concerto written for Ms. Lamprea by acclaimed composer Jeffrey Mumford.
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, Itzhak Perlman, Roger Tapping, and Carol Wincenc.
Ms. Lamprea strives to expand her musical boundaries by exploring many genres of music and 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, and was a member of a small ensemble that worked with jazz musicianAnthony Coleman on avant-garde composer John Zorn’s game piece C o b r a, 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.
Christine Lamprea is the recipient of a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, which supported her studies at the New England Conservatory, and a Sphinx MPower Artist Grant, which supports her study with acclaimed cellist Matt Haimovitz. 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.
Christine Lamprea appears courtesy of Astral Artists
Performance Today describes classical guitarist Jordan Dodson as “one of the top young guitarists of his generation.” A winner of Astral’s 2013 National Auditions, he is an active soloist and chamber musician based in New York and Philadelphia. He has received awards from the 2011 Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition, the 2010 Indiana International Guitar Competition, and the 2008 American String Teachers Association Competition. In 2013, he was a Young Artist in Residence on American Public Media’s Performance Today. He recently made his debut as concerto soloist with the Alabama Symphony, and this season appears with the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra.
Mr. Dodson’s recent performance and teaching schedule has taken him across the U.S. and abroad to such venues as New York’s (Le) Poisson Rouge, Roulette (Brooklyn), Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, National Sawdust (Williamsburg), and the Museo Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá, and to such music festivals as the Kingston Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and Festival Daniou in France.
A passionate advocate of contemporary music, Mr. Dodson has commissioned and premiered dozens of pieces internationally, including works by Lewis Nielson, Elliot Cole, Robert Sirota, Stephen Goss, and Gabriella Smith. He performs in several New York City chamber ensembles including Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Marcel, and Ensemble sans maître, and recently collaborated with the International
Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), NOW Ensemble, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, Oracle Hysterical, New Vintage Baroque, Anne-Marie McDermott, Ransom Wilson, and Contemporaneous. He can be heard on the album Subject on Tzadik Records.
In the fall of 2011, Mr. Dodson was one of two students selected to inaugurate the Curtis Institute of Music’s classical guitar studio, bringing to the school not only a new instrument, but also new repertoire and new possibilities for music-making. Curtis Dean John Mangan said Dodson fulfilled the school’s need for “ambassadors for the instrument and its repertoire who could create interest among their peers, along with a desire to collaborate.”
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Jordan Dodson holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and his teachers have included Clare Callahan, David Starobin, and Jason Vieaux. He plays a Gary Lee guitar.
Jordan Dodson appears courtesy of Astral Artists.
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