Five Fridays V: Cello and Piano

Christine Lamprea, cello


Ronaldo Rolim, piano

Friday April 29th, 2022 at 7:30pm

St. Paul’s Church, Chestnut Hill

Since 2011 the Five Fridays series has raised funds to benefit two local organizations that combat hunger and homelessness in NW Philadelphia.  Thanks to support from generous sponsors, all ticket revenue and donations from this concert will be shared between Face to Face Germantown and Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network.

A reception to meet the artists will follow the concert.

Tickets online or at the door | $30 General Admission, $5 Student
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Pohádka (Fairy Tale)Leoš Janáček (1854-1928)

Five Pieces in Folk Style Op. 102Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Cello SonataManuel Ponce (1882-1948)

Ponteio e DansaCamargo Guarnieri (1907-1993)


CHRISTINE LAMPREA, Cellist and 2018 Sphinx Medal of Excellence Winner, is an artist known for her emotionally committed and intense performances. Upon her Carnegie Hall debut as soloist in 2013, she has since returned to Carnegie, as well as performed with orchestras such Costa Rica National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Houston Symphony, National Symphony of Michoacan, New Jersey Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and toured with the Sphinx Virtuosi across the U.S. As a recitalist, Ms. Lamprea has appeared on prestigious series at Illinois’ Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Florida’s Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Pepperdine University, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Washington Performing Arts Society. In demand as a chamber musician, she performs regularly with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, and has performed with such musicians as Shmuel Ashkenasi, Sarah Chang, Itzhak Perlman, Roger Tapping, and Carol Wincenc.  More biography

With “a special ability to present touching interpretations” (El Norte), Brazilian pianist RONALDO ROLIM is a prominent figure among the newest generation of outstanding musicians. Acclaimed for his “consummate elegance” (New York Concert Review) and “mastery of phrasing, agogic accents, and dynamics” (Oberbaselbieter Zeitung), he has performed extensively over four continents, in such venues such as Carnegie Hall, Zurich’s Tonhalle, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Great Hall of the Liszt Academy in Budapest, and Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts. He is a winner of Astral’s 2017 National Auditions. He has also captured top prizes at numerous international competitions, including the James Mottram, Bösendorfer, San Marino, Lyon, and Teresa Carreño competition, as well as the Concours Géza Anda in Zurich. In 2019, Mr. Rolim released his latest album on Odradek Records, Szymanowski – The Wartime Triptychs, devoted to the programmatic works the Polish composer wrote during World War I. The Diapason magazine considers Mr. Rolim “an ideal guide to [Szymanowski’s] magic world”, whereas the Classica magazine hails his “clear but thunderous pianism”. The topic was extensively discussed in Mr. Rolim’s doctoral thesis, completed in 2016 at Yale University.  More biography

Ms. Lamprea and Mr. Rolim are Astral Artists Laureates.