21 year old American violinist Annelle K. Gregory has just minutes ago been awarded the $50,000 Senior 1st Prize at the 2017 20th Annual Sphinx Competition, in Detroit, USA.
ANNELLE K. GREGORY | SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO | 1ST MVT | THOMAS WILKINS & SPHINX SYMPHONY | 2017 SPHINX COMPETITION | SENIOR 1ST PRIZE & AUDIENCE PRIZE
A student of Glenn Dicterow at the USC Thornton School of Music, Annelle is a former major prize winner at the Stradivarius International Violin Competition.
The annual competition, open to American Black and Latino Junior High, High School and College students, is aimed at the encouragement, development and recognition of classical music talent in the Black and Latino communities.
2nd prize was awarded to 21 year old cellist Santiago Canon-Valencia.
3rd prize was awarded to 18 year old cellist Gabriel Martins.
SANTIAGO CANON-VALENCIA | ELGAR CELLO CONCERTO | 4TH MVT | THOMAS WILKINS & SPHINX SYMPHONY | 2017 SPHINX COMPETITION | SENIOR 2ND PRIZE
GABRIEL MARTINS | ELGAR CELLO CONCERTO | 4TH MVT | THOMAS WILKINS & SPHINX SYMPHONY | 2017 SPHINX COMPETITION | SENIOR 3RD PRIZE
Annelle, who was also a Finalist in the 2015 and 2016 competitions, was in addition awarded the 2017 competition ‘Audience Prize’.
In the Junior Division, 1st prize was awarded to cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing.
2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to violinist Katia Tesarczyk Parraguez and cellist Joshua McClendon.
This year’s jury comprised: Joseph Conyers, Aaron P. Dworkin, Pamela Frank, Charlotte Lee, Dimitri Murrath, Merry Peckham and Lara St. John.
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