VC YOUNG ARTIST | Sterling Elliott, 21 — Sphinx Competition Jr & Sr 1st Prize Winner

Praised for his inherent musicality, sensitivity, dexterity, and ease, the American cellist is proving himself as a young string virtuoso who is garnering great acclaim from audiences, critics, and presenters alike

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(Image courtesy: Sterling Elliott)

 

A current Kovner Fellow at The Juilliard School, where he is completing post-graduate performance studies with Joel Krosnick and Clara Kim, Sterling is a former first prize winner of both the junior and senior divisions of the Sphinx Competition. In 2021, he was awarded a highly sought-after Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts $25,000 Avery Fisher Career grant.

Additionally, Elliott was the first recipient of New York’s National Arts Club’s Herman and Mary Neuman Music Scholarship Award and is a previous recipient of the Sphinx Organization’s Isaac Stern Award — presented in recognition as an extraordinary classical musician of color whose activating demonstrating artistic excellence, an outstanding work ethic, determination and an ongoing commitment to leadership in his community.

Already, Sterling has made solo performance debuts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Virginia Symphony, and Buffalo Philharmonic.

Elliott is currently represented for worldwide General Management by manager Lee Prinz at Colbert Artists in New York City.

He currently performs on a 1741 Gennaro Gagliano Cello.

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST STERLING ELLIOTT & LUIS ORTIZ | SCHUMANN | CELLO CONCERTO IN A MINOR | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST STERLING ELLIOTT | TCHAIKOVSKY | ROCOCO VARIATIONS ON AN ORIGINAL THEME | DAVID LOCKINGTON & NORTHWEST SINFONIETTA | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST STERLING ELLIOTT | LUIGI DALLAPICCOLA | CIACCONA | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST STERLING ELLIOTT & LUIS ORTIZ | FRANCK | CELLO SONATA IN A MAJOR | 1ST MVT | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST STERLING ELLIOTT & VC YOUNG ARTIST NATHAN MELTZER | HANDEL/HALVORSEN | PASSACAGLIA | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST STERLING ELLIOTT & WYNONA WANG | FREDERIC DELIUS | ROMANCE | SALON DE VIRTUOSI GALA AWARDS CONCERT | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST STERLING ELLIOT & WYNONA WANG | FRANCK | CELLO SONATA IN A MAJOR | 2ND MVT | SALON DE VIRTUOSI GALA AWARDS CONCERT | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST STERLING ELLIOTT | SCHUMANN | CELLO CONCERTO IN A MINOR | 3RD MVT | BYUNG-HYUN RHEE & ORCHESTRA OF CAMERATA NEW JERSEY | 2019

 

Name: Sterling Elliott

Cello: 1741 Gennaro Gagliano Cello

Bow: Vladimir Radosavljevic

Accessories: Thomastik Versum Solo Strings | Melos Dark Cello Rosin

Schools: The Juilliard School

Teachers: Clara Kim | Joel Krosnick

Website: https://sterlingelliott.com/

Instagram: @celloster