The Semi-Finalists have this week been introduced for the 2020 Sphinx Competitors – to be held in Detroit, Michigan from the fifth to the eighth of February 2020.
Hosted yearly, the competitors is open to American Black and Latino classical string soloists between the ages of 18 and 31 – with the 2019 Senior 1st prize winner to obtain US $50,000 plus quite a few prestigious solo engagements.
The Junior Division Semi-Finalists (17 years and underneath) are:
Esme Arias-Kim (Violin)
Sophia Ayer (Violin)
Vincent Garcia-Hettinger (Cello)
Phillip Hammond (Violin)
Brandon Leonard (Cello)
Ethan Murphy (Cello)
Zehavi Rodriguez (Cello)
George T.A. Wolfe-McGuire (Cello)
The Senior Division Semi-Finalists (18 to 30 years previous) are:
Paul Aguilar (Violin)
Jordan Bak (Viola)
Ismael Guerrero Bombut (Cello)
Caleb Georges (Viola)
Andrew Gonzalez (Viola)
Edward Luengo (Cello)
Gabriel Martins (Cello)
Aaron Olguin (Double Bass)
Alexandra Alvarado Switala (Violin)
Samuel Abraham Vargas Teixeira (Violin)
The 2019 jury will comprise: Beverly Kane Baker, Lena Fankhauser, Pamela Frank, Bella Hristova, Mark Kosower, Joel Krosnick and Tito Muñoz.
Because the competitors’s official on-line broadcast associate, The Violin Channel can be streaming the 2020 Sphinx Competitors – stay from Detroit.
PICTURED: 2019 SPHINX COMPETITION 1ST PRIZE WINNER, 19-YEAR-OLD AMERICAN CELLIST STERLING ELLIOT