Finalists Announced for Detroit's 2021 Sphinx Competition

Hosted annually, the competition is open to American Black and Latino classical string soloists between the ages of 18 and 30

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The Junior Division finalists (17 years and under) are:

  • Amaryn Olmeda (Violin)
  • Jonathan Okseniuk (Violin)
  • Dillon P. Scott (Viola)

The Senior Division finalists (18 to 30 years old) are:

  • Christian Gray (Bass)
  • Luiz Fernando Venturelli (Cello)
  • Samuel Abraham Vargas Teixeira (Violin)

Cellist Brandon Leonard and violinist Paul Aguilar are the Achievement Award Winners.

 

 

 

The Sphinx Organization is a U.S. based non-profit organization dedicated to diversifying the arts.

The 2021 Senior first prize winner will receive US $50,000 plus a number of prestigious solo engagements.

The 2021 jury comprises: Jennifer Arnold, Joel Krosnick, Tai Murray, Philippe Quint, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Matthew Van Besien, and VC Artist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt.

The Final round will be streamed live on The Violin Channel from 7:00 PM (EST) on Saturday January 30th, 2021. You won't miss a beat.