For Presenters: cello

Alexander Hersh

Winner of the 2022 Pro Musicis International Award, 2020 Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant, and 2019 National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist Competition, cellist Alexander Hersh recently made his Carnegie Hall recital debut. In addition to being the co-Artistic Director of the Chicago-based NEXUS Chamber Music collective, he has been soloist with the Houston (read more…)

Thomas Mesa

Thomas Mesa, Cuban-American cellist, has established himself as one of the most charismatic, innovative, and engaging performers of his generation. He is the recipient of the Sphinx Medal of Excellence Award (2023) and won First Prize in the Sphinx Competition (2016). Thomas has soloed with prestigious orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland (read more…)