Sphinx Competition has named six Finalists and will hold its Finals at 7 p.m. ET this Saturday online. You can watch it here:The 25th Annual
Traditionally, Sphinx Finalists would perform live with the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra at Detroit's Orchestra Hall, but this year because of COVID concerns, finalists will play their repertoire with a collaborative pianist, in a performance submitted by video. The concert will feature Finalists in the Junior Division (ages 17 and under) and Senior Division (ages 18 to 30). Those Finalists are:
Junior Division Finalists:
Senior Division Finalists
For the Junior Division Final Round, each competitor will perform either the first movement from Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4; Hoffmeister's Viola Concerto; Haydn's Cello Concerto in C Major; or Koussevitsky's Double-Bass Concerto. For the Senior Division Final Round, each competitor will perform the first movement from Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Violin Concerto in G Minor; the fourth movement of the Roberto Sierra Viola Concerto; the first movement of Heitor Villa-Lobos' Cello Concerto No. 2; or the third movement of Andres Martin's Double-Bass Concerto No. 1.
The Sphinx Competition is a national competition in the U.S. for Black and Latinx classical string players. Prizes range from $3,000 to the top $50,000 Robert Frederick Smith Prize. Jury members for the 2022 Sphinx Competition include Midori, Melissa White, Danielle Belen, Zuill Bailey, Juan-Miguel Hernandez, Juan-Miguel Hernandez, and Laura Snyder.
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