Sharon Bogas (cello). When Sharon won the Khuner Concerto Competition in 1996, it was a particular pleasure for members of the Orchestra since her father, the internationally acclaimed pianist Roy Bogas, had conducted the Prometheus Symphony a few years before.
While attending middle school at the music-based Crowden School in Berkeley, Sharon took up cello. By age 15, she was principal cellist with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and had been a featured soloist with the Oakland and Fremont Symphonies. Sharon studied at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, as had her father before her, and also at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She then received her Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and her Master of Music degree from the Julliard School in 2004.
Sharon changed career directions by attending Harvard Law School, graduating cum laude in 2009. After becoming a law professor at the University of Colorado, she still returns to the Bay Area periodically to perform chamber music with Roy Bogas at the Master Guild Concert Series at Holy Names University in Oakland. (Resume updated by Concerto Committee in 2016 from reliable online sources.)