Sphinx Virtuosi (members)
Rubén Rengel, violin
Thomas Mesa, cello
with Michelle Cann, piano

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 6:00 PM
American Philosophical Society

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About This Performance

This concert is supported in part by Grant Greapentrog

Note: This performance was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 14. 

The two Sphinx Virtuosi members highlighted on this program have crafted a fantastically conceived concert of solos, duos, and a trio. The evening spotlights Venezuelan violinist Rubén Rengel—the 2018 Sphinx Competition winner who has appeared as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, and Houston Symphony—and Cuban-American cellist Thomas Mesa who earned First Prize in the 2016 Sphinx Competition, is a 2017 Astral Auditions winner, and has appeared as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Cleveland Orchestra. Pianist and newly appointed Curtis Institute faculty member Michelle Cann joins the duo as guest artist.

CasarrubiosSEVEN for Solo Cello
Montgomery: Rhapsody No. 2 for Solo Violin
Debussy: Cello Sonata
Bartók: Violin Rhapsody No. 1
Shostakovich: Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 67