Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Sphinx Organization, Inc.: Announcing the 24th Annual Sphinx Competition Junior and Senior Division Finalists

The Sphinx Competition is the national competition offering young Black and Latinx classical string players the chance to perform under the guidance of an internationally renowned panel of judges and compete for prizes ranging from $3,000 to the first place $50,000 Robert Frederick Smith Prize.

2021 Senior Division Finalists
  • Christian Gray, bass (Boston University)
  • Luiz Fernando Venturelli, cello (Northwestern University)
  • Samuel Abraham Vargas Teixeira, violin (Columbus State University)

2021 Junior Division Finalists
  • Amaryn Olmeda, violin (Homeschooled)
  • Jonathan Okseniuk, violin (Arete Preparatory Academy)
  • Dillon P. Scott, viola (North Penn High School)

In partnership with the DTE Energy Foundation, join us on Saturday, January 30th at 7:00 pm ET to watch them compete during the broadcast of the Junior and Senior Division Finals.


The Finals concert will be available to stream on
our Facebook, YouTube, or website.

Before the Finals concert, join us at SphinxConnect 2021: UNITY, the annual epicenter where artists and leaders in diversity meet from January 28 to 30! Register now.

Sphinx Organization

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