Brahms and More Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:30 PM | Wilson Center Sponsored by Ronald Sachs Violins
Sterling Elliott, cello Sphinx Competition Award Winner Tchaikovsky | Rococo Variations Brahms | Symphony No. 3 Mozart | Overture to The Impresario, K. 486
Arrive early for pre-show festivities! Beginning at 6:30pm, THE HIGH SEAS will perform in the lobby of the Wilson Center. The High Seas were UNCW’s first a cappella club and only all-male ensemble. They are a completely student led, non-profit organization, jamming out without instruments since 2008. The High Seas perform a wide array of music including hip-hop, classical, and pop.
Post-show photo ops! Stay after the concert for a photo opportunity in the lobby with soloist Sterling Elliott!
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