Friday, December 21, 2007

“Happy Holidays from Sphinx” December 2007

[Elena Urioste, violinist, Sphinx Laureate; Photo Credit Glenn Triest]

Dear Friends,

It’s hard to believe another year is quickly coming to an end. In 2007, we celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Sphinx Competition presented by Chase, earned another rave review in The New York Times for our annual Carnegie Hall performance, and reached thousands of students around the country with our educational programming. This year we saw ten-year olds in Southwest Detroit pick up a violin for the very first time and Elena Urioste (who has picked up her violin more times than I care to count) win 1st place in the Sphinx Competition presented by Chase and go on to perform with the National Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, and Boston Pops Orchestra!

As I reflect on the past ten years, every one of them brought new opportunities.”

...2008 looks to be another banner year for Sphinx. We are especially excited about the inaugural tour of the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

All of us here at Sphinx wish you a happy holiday season filled with music.

Warmest wishes,

Aaron Dworkin
The Sphinx Organization"

[Aaron Dworkin is profiled at]

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