Sphinx Organization Announces $350,000 Black & Latino Grant Recipients

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Sphinx Organization MPower Grant Recipient Black Latino

The Sphinx Organization, a US non-profit organization dedicated to the development of young American Black and Latino classical musicians, has today announced the 19 recipients of the 2015 Inaugural Mpower Artist Grants.

The 2015 recipients are:

Ana Lucía Galarza, $35,000 – to attend The City College of New York

Andrew Joseph Gonzalez, $3300 – to attend the Tokyo International Viola Competition and the Verbier Festival Academy

Angelica Durrell, $20,000 – To increase the impact of the INTAKE Native Instrument Academy

Annelle Gregory, $6,725 – To record the complete works of Rachmaninoff for violin and piano

Christine Lamprea, $20,000 – to pursue studies with cellist Matt Haimovitz

Dana Kelly, $2850 – to attend the Vienna University of Music summer masterclass in Semmering, Austria

Douglas Cardwell, $45,00- – to purchase 5 American Dresden Mark XIV Timpanies

Gabriela Lena Frank, $41,000 – to revise and create piano reductions of major chamber and symphonic pieces

Gabrielle Hooper, $1,500 – to attend the Interlochen Center for Arts 1 week Cello Institute

Jannina Norpoth, $27,000 – to create, produce and perform a multimedia song cycle for rock band ‘Hollands’, string quartet ‘PublicQuartet’ and visual artist Amy Khoshbin

Joseph Conyers, $30,000 – to create a career, social entrepreneurial and leadership training programme for student’s at the Philadelphia All-City program

Juan-Salvador Carrasco, $3,050 – to attend the Heifetz International Music Institute

Karla Donehew-Perez, $30,000 – to purchase a violin by German luthier Stefan-Peter Greiner

Kelly Hall-Tompkins, $24,500 – to perform and present a chamber music series in homeless shelters in New York and Los Angeles

Karlos Rodrigeuz, $28,000 – to purchase a cello by Michael Doran

Meredith Riley, $1,400 – to attend ‘Music by the Sea’ in Bamfield, British Columbia

Robyn Qunnett, $15,000 – to found a music education and chamber music concert series in the island of Montserrat

Simone Seales, $6,000 – to attend ‘Project Trio’s Project’ in New York City and the ‘Interhamony International Summer Music Festival’ in Italy

Tamara Gonzalez, $9,700 – to run a 5 day multi-school string workshop in Puerto Rico

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