Brahms and More
Sterling Elliott, cello
Sphinx Competition Award Winner
Tchaikovsky | Rococo Variations
Brahms | Symphony No. 3
Mozart | Overture to The Impresario, K. 486
Cellist Sterling Elliott (2019 Sphinx Competition Senior Division winner) will be featured on Tchaikovsky's brilliant Rococo Variations. The Symphony will perform Mozart's Overture to The Impresario, K. 486, and will continue its Brahms cycle with his Symphony No. 3.
Professionally, Sterling has soloed with the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and many more as well as a performance at the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In 2015 & 2016 Sterling performed a 7-week national tour with the Sphinx Virtuosi, and in 2018 was a featured soloist on tour including a performance at Carnegie Hall.
He began his cello studies at the age of three and made his solo debut at the age of seven when he became the first-place Junior Division winner of the PYO Concerto Competition. Other notable accomplishments include 1st place in 2019 National Sphinx Competition Senior Division, 2019 Camerata Artists International Competition, grand prize in the First Presbyterian Young Artist Competition, 1st place in the 2014 Sphinx Competition, 2014 Richmond Symphony Concerto Competition, etc. Sterling has enjoyed the honor of performing for cellist Yo-Yo Ma and also performing alongside recording artist Jennifer Hudson.
Sterling currently studies with Joel Krosnick at the Juilliard School working toward an undergraduate degree in cello performance where he is a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship.
Thank you to our Music Underwriters:
Rococo Variations – Kathy Meyer and the Cello Section
Symphony No. 3 – Lorraine and Hans Westermark
Overture to The Impresario, K. 486 – Bob and Margie Roer
Sponsored by Ronald Sachs Violins