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Laurie Niles

2012 Sphinx Competition Laureates Announced

February 13, 2012 at 5:09 AM

The winners of the 2012 Sphinx Competition in Detroit were announced Sunday, following the Finals for the Senior Division at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor. The finals had to be moved at the last minute from Detroit's Max Fisher Music Center, where an explosion on Sunday morning closed the venue.

Congratulations to all participants!


Gabriel Cabezas

First place
Cellist Gabriel Cabezas, 18, of Philadelphia, PA

Second Place
Cellist Francisco Vila, 24, of Melbourne, FL

Third Place
Violist Danielle Wiebe, 19, of Boston, MA

Fourth Place
Violinist Rainel Joubert, 25, of Hattiesburg, MS


First Place
Violinist Ade Williams, 14, of Chicago, IL

Second Place
Cellist Lev Mamuya, 15, of Newton Highlands, MA

Third Place
Violinist Tristan Flores, 13, of Denton, MA

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