Monday, February 5, 2018

Sphinx Organization: Congratulations to the Laureates of the 21st Annual Sphinx Competition!

(Photo by Kevin Kennedy)

Rubén Rengel, Violin
Senior Division Winner
22-year-old Rubén Rengel, a student at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, was awarded 1st place in the Senior Division on Sunday, February 4, 2018.  
He will receive a $50,000 award, a custom-made gold bow by Berg Bows International, and have the opportunity to be featured with Sphinx Soloist Program Partners. 

Rubén Rengel, Gabriel Martins, and Randall Goosby with Sphinx President & Artistic Director Afa Dworkin.
Photo by Kevin Kennedy.

Cellist Gabriel Martins won 2nd place with a $20,000 award.  
Violinist Randall Goosby won 3rd place with a $10,000 prize. Randall was also the recipient of Sphinx's $5,000 Audience Choice Award, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services.

(Photo by Kevin Kennedy)

Levi Powe, Cello
Junior Division Winner

17-year old Levi Powe from Tucson, Arizona, won 1st place in the Junior Division of the Sphinx Competition on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Levi will receive a $10,000 award and have the opportunity to be featured with Sphinx Soloist Program Partners. 

Levi Powe, Sophia Inés Valenti, and Sophia Ayer with Maestro Carlos Prieto. Photo by Kevin Kennedy.

Violinist Sophia Ayer won 2nd place with a $5,000 cash prize and violist Sophia Inés Valenti won 3rd place with a $3,000 cash prize.

Watch the Finals Competition
Monday, February 26 at 9 PM 

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