Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sphinx Organization Proudly Welcomes Legendary Cellist Yo-Yo Ma as 'Special Artistic Advisor'!

Sphinx is excited to announce that legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma will be joining us in a new role as Special Artistic Advisor. In this role, he will offer mentorship to Sphinx's top young artists, in addition to advising the organization and its Board on the strategic direction of the organization's programming endeavors. 

About this new role, Yo-Yo Ma shared: "I am so excited to have this affiliation with The Sphinx Organization, because I believe so much of the values of Sphinx and the values the Silk Road Project and I try to practice are aligned. One of our principal jobs in life is to find and nurture talent, and talent crosses all borders. It is an honor to be associated with this visionary organization."

Previously, Mr. Ma has served as Honorary Chair to Sphinx's annual Carnegie Hall Series, in addition to offering coachings to top Laureates of the Sphinx Competition. 

Above, Yo-Yo Ma coaches Sphinx Laureate Tony Rymer as collaborative pianist Dina Vainshtein looks on.

"We are deeply moved by Yo-Yo's commitment to Sphinx's mission and are grateful for the tremendous generosity of his spirit. This represents an immense opportunity for generations of tomorrow's artists, in addition to the work of the Sphinx Organization itself," shared Aaron Dworkin, Founder and President of the Sphinx Organization.

For more information, please see Sphinx's Summer Newsletter Announcement.

[Aaron Paul Dworkin (b. 1970) is featured at AfriClassical.com as an outstanding Musician of African Descent]

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