To be held virtually this month, the Sphinx Competition announced its 2022 Semi-Finalists.
The 2022 Senior first prize winner will receive USD $50,000 plus a number of prestigious solo engagements.
The Junior Division Semi-Finalists (17 years and under) are:
- Ian Barnett (Violin)
- Rebecca Beato (Violin)
- Joseph Escobar (Double Bass)
- Ana Isabella España (Violin)
- Maxwell Fairman (Violin)
- Kearston Gonzales (Violin)
- Brandon Leonard (Cello)
- Jonathan Okseniuk (Violin)
- Nazeeh Shahid (Viola)
- Jan Vargas Nedvetsky (Cello)
The Senior Division Semi-Finalists (18 to 30 years old) are:
- Andres Ayerbe (Cello)
- Juan-Salvador Carrasco (Cello)
- Kabra-Seyoun Charles (Double Bass)
- Gabriela Lara (Violin)
- Jesus Linarez (Violin)
- Thierry de Lucas Neves (Violin)
- Harper Randolph (Viola)
- Alexandra Switala (Violin)
- Santiago Vazquez-Loredo (Viola)
The 2022 jury comprises Zuill Bailey, Danielle Belen, Juan-Miguel Hernandez, Patrice Jackson, Midori, Laura Snyder, and Melissa White.
The final round will be streamed live on The Violin Channel on January 29th at 7:00 PM (ET).