Honors and Awards
Fellow, American Council on Education, placed at the University of Miami, 2018-19
Recognitions for album as soloist with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra / Miguel Harth-Bedoya in the first commercial recording of Jimmy López’ Cello Concerto The Lord of the Air (Harmonia Mundi, 2015):
o “Luces” Prize for best album of the year in classical/jazz category (Peru)
o Album of the Week (Chicago Tribune)
o Le Choix de France Musique (France)
o Further critical acclaim in The Independent (UK), Gramophone (UK), and The Guardian (UK).
Critical acclaim in The Strad Magazine (UK); Arhus Stiftstidende (Denmark); Strings Magazine; The Dallas Morning News; and New York Concert Review.
Featured on TV5 – Arte (Europe); KBS, Korean National Television; NHK, Japanese Public Television; WNYC, New York; National Public Radio; and BBC World (UK).
College of Fine Arts Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar, Texas Christian University, 2012
Deans’ Research and Creativity Award, Texas Christian University, 2008
Salon de Virtuosi – Schwartz Foundation Award, New York, NY, 2004
First Prize, Carlos Prieto Latin American Cello Competition, Morelia, Mexico, 2000
Aldo Parisot Prize, Yale School of Music, New Haven, CT, 1999