2022 Sphinx Competition Finalists Named; Final Concert Saturday Online

January 28, 2022, 1:24 PM · The 25th Annual Sphinx Competition has named six Finalists and will hold its Finals at 7 p.m. ET this Saturday online. You can watch it here:

Traditionally, Sphinx Finalists would perform live with the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra at Detroit's Orchestra Hall, but this year because of COVID concerns, finalists will play their repertoire with a collaborative pianist, in a performance submitted by video. The concert will feature Finalists in the Junior Division (ages 17 and under) and Senior Division (ages 18 to 30). Those Finalists are:

Junior Division Finalists:

Sphinx 2022 Finalists

Senior Division Finalists

For the Junior Division Final Round, each competitor will perform either the first movement from Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4; Hoffmeister's Viola Concerto; Haydn's Cello Concerto in C Major; or Koussevitsky's Double-Bass Concerto. For the Senior Division Final Round, each competitor will perform the first movement from Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Violin Concerto in G Minor; the fourth movement of the Roberto Sierra Viola Concerto; the first movement of Heitor Villa-Lobos' Cello Concerto No. 2; or the third movement of Andres Martin's Double-Bass Concerto No. 1.

The Sphinx Competition is a national competition in the U.S. for Black and Latinx classical string players. Prizes range from $3,000 to the top $50,000 Robert Frederick Smith Prize. Jury members for the 2022 Sphinx Competition include Midori, Melissa White, Danielle Belen, Zuill Bailey, Juan-Miguel Hernandez, Juan-Miguel Hernandez, and Laura Snyder.

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