Sphinx Competition Announces Senior Division Finalists
Violinists Njioma Chinyere Grevious and Alexandra Switala and violist Dillon Scott are the three string soloists who will advance this year's Senior Division Final Round
Organized by the Sphinx Organization, the national Sphinx Competition is an annual event that offers young Black and Latinx classical string players the opportunity to perform before an internationally renowned jury and be mentored by top industry professionals.
Tune into The Violin Channel for the Senior Division Finals from 7:30–9:30 PM on January 28!
The Senior Division Finalists (Ages 18 – 30) are:
Njioma Chinyere Grevious (Violin)
Dillon Scott (Viola)
Alexandra Switala (Violin)
Finalists in both the junior and senior divisions will have the opportunity to perform with the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, the unique all-Black and Latinx orchestra comprised of top professionals from around the country.
The prizes for the Senior Division include:
1st Place – $50,000 Robert Frederick Smith Prize and solo appearances with major orchestras
2nd Place – $20,000
3rd Place – $10,000
Audience Choice – $5,000
Additionally, all semi-finalists and finalists will have access to scholarships and fine instruments through the Sphinx Music Assistance Fund.
The 2023 jury comprises Joseph Conyers, Zuill Bailey, Juan-Miguel Hernandez, Patrice Jackson, Jennifer Koh, Michael Kondziolka, and Erik Ronmark.
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