Cellist Sterling Elliott is a 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient and the winner of the Senior Division of the 2019 National Sphinx Competition. Acclaimed for his stellar stage presence and joyous musicianship, he has already appeared with major orchestras such as The Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Dallas Symphony Orchestra, collaborating with noted conductors including Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Thomas Wilkins, Jeffrey Kahane, Bramwell Tovey, and Mei Ann Chen. In the summer of 2022 he made his Aspen Festival debut, performing the Brahms Double Concerto with Gil Shaham, following his German debut in May 2022 performing chamber music with Daniel Hope in Munich. In the 2022–23 season Elliott makes his debuts with the Colorado Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, and Fort Worth Symphony orchestras, among others, and returns to ensembles including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. He gives recitals under the auspices of the San Francisco Symphony, Shriver Hall in Baltimore, Tippett Rise Festival, and Capitol Region Classical (Albany, New York), in addition to introducing the New York Philharmonic’s Artist Spotlight series. In October he participates in the Caramoor Music Festival’s prestigious Evnin Rising Stars series, a weeklong program of coaching and chamber music culminating in a performance in Katonah, New York. Sterling Elliott is a Kovner Fellow at The Juilliard School, where he is pursuing his master’s degree studying with Joel Krosnick. In May 2021 he completed his undergraduate degree in cello performance at Juilliard. He performs on a 1741 Gennaro Gagliano cello on loan through the Robert F. Smith Fine String Patron Program, in partnership with the Sphinx Organization.
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