ROCK HILL, S.C. - Cellist Nick Lampo will present a solo cello recital at Winthrop University on March 28 in Barnes Recital Hall.
The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. and will also feature Winthrop music faculty member Tomoko Deguchi as accompanist. Lampo is a core member of the Out of Bounds Ensemble, which was founded by Deguchi and serves as the new music ensemble-in-residence at Winthrop and Central Piedmont Community College. The concert will feature seminal works from the solo cello literature including sonatas by Frank Bridge and Serge Prokofieff. The concert is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Formerly with the Charlotte Symphony, Lampo has performed as principal cellist with the Jacksonville, Fla. Symphony and the Orlando Fla. Symphony. In addition, he has performed internationally with various orchestras and chamber ensembles. For the past 26 years Nick has pursued a career in information technology management while maintaining a private teaching studio at Queens University in Charlotte. Nick continues to perform in chamber music and orchestral concerts and founded the Blue Ridge Chamber Players in 2005. He serves on the board of the Charlotte Children's Choir and is board chair of the Friends of Music At Queens University. Nick is a member of the leadership team at Bank of America.
Deguchi began a performing career while in Japan, focusing on contemporary music. She has been a featured performer at numerous concerts including the 20th Century Piano Music series, the Young Artist Concert series, Kobe Art Conference Competition concert, and the Buffalo Contemporary Ensemble Concert series.
She was one of the six finalists in the Crane Festival of New Music, National Student Performers Competition. She was the 1998 Concerto Competition winner at the University of Wyoming. In the same year, she was invited as a guest performer at the Northern Illinois University, where she did a recording for her first solo piano album "Syncopated Lady," which was released in June 1999 from Capstone Records.
Her performance is also included in the CD “Music of Laurel Firant.” In 2008, she founded the new music ensemble “Out of Bounds.” She continues to perform for contemporary composers concerts and new music concerts around the region. Tomoko is currently an assistant professor in music theory at Winthrop.
For more information, contact the Department of Music at 803/323-2255.