|Brendon & Sterling Elliott are talented classical musicians and brothers with roots in Newport News. They will perform LIVE on Facebook on Thursday, July 30th at 7 p.m. as part of the Soundscapes Virtual concert series. Both performed as part of the Elliott Family String Quartet, a group that played for Soundscapes students on the very first day of the program in 2009.
Brendon Elliott began to study violin under his mother’s tutelage at the age of three. He made his debut as a soloist when he was 10 years old, performing a concerto with the Hampton University Orchestra. Since then, he has won several solo competitions, performed as a soloist with many professional and community orchestras, toured with the Virginia Symphony, and was even broadcast on WMRA radio. Currently, Brendon is a fellow at the New World Symphony Orchestra.
Sterling began his cello studies at the age of three and made his solo debut at the age of seven when he became the first-place Junior Division winner of the PYO Concerto Competition. Since then, Sterling has taken first place in many national and international competitions. He has soloed in concerto performances with numerous prestigious symphonies and orchestras. Sterling currently studies with Joel Krosnick at the Juilliard School, where he is a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship, working toward an undergraduate degree in cello performance .
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