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Sterling Elliott


Cellist Sterling Elliott is a 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient and the winner of the Senior Division of the 2019 National Sphinx Competition. This season he debuts with the Minnesota Orchestra and the New Jersey Symphony, among other ensembles, and performs the world premiere of John Corigliano’s Phantasmagoria with the Orlando Philharmonic. He debuted at London’s Wigmore Hall in February 2024.

In summer 2023, Elliott made his orchestral debut with the San Francisco Symphony, performed at the Edinburgh Festival, and returned to the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has a long history with the Sphinx Organization, where he will receive a Medal of Excellence this season. He also participates in the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Bowers Program, and was recently named the YCAT–Music Masters Robey Artist by the London-based Young Classical Artists Trust.

Sterling is pursuing an Artist Diploma at the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Joel Krosnick and Clara Kim. He is an ambassador of the Young Strings of America, a string sponsorship operated by Shar Music. 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.