Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Announcing the 23rd Annual Sphinx Competition Semi-Finalists

The 23rd Annual Sphinx Competition, presented by DTE Energy Foundation, takes place February 5-8, 2020. Eighteen of the nation's top young string musicians will compete in the Junior Division (ages 17 and under) and Senior Division (ages 18-30).

Congratulations to the 2020 Semi-Finalists! 

The Junior and Senior Divisions culminate in concerts at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fischer Music Center in Detroit.

Honors Concert: Friday, Feb. 7 at 12pm. Free to the public.
Junior Division finalists compete for the top $10,000 prize and perform with the Sphinx Honors Orchestra.

Finals Concert: Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7:30pm. Optional $5 donation.
Senior Division finalists compete for the $50,000 Robert Frederick Smith Prize and solo appearances with major orchestras. This must-see event also includes:

  • Real-time voting for $5,000 Audience Choice Award winner, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
  • Guest Conductor Roderick Cox with the all-Black and Latinx Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, presented by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
  • The Detroit premiere of Sphinx founder Aaron Dworkin’s The American Rhapsody, a new spoken word multimedia work
The Sphinx Organization

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