Prizes Awarded at 2022 Sphinx Competitors

A graduate of the New England Conservatory, the place he studied with Todd Seeber and Lawrence Wolfe, and present postgraduate scholar at The Juilliard College underneath the tutelage of Joseph Conyers, Kebra-Seyoun will obtain the US $50,000 Robert Frederick Smith Prize plus numerous solo appearances with main orchestras.

Kebra-Seyoun is a former prize winner on the American Music Expertise Competitors, the Southern Illinois Younger Artist Competitors, and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Concerto Competitors and is a recipient of a prestigious Jerome L. Greene Fellowship.

The second and third prizes on this yr’s Senior Division have been awarded to violinist Gabriela Lara and violist Harper Randolph.





First prize within the 17 years and underneath Junior Division was awarded to violinist Jonathan Okseniuk. The second and third prizes have been offered to cellist Brandon Leonard and violinist Ana Isabella España.

The Sphinx Group, a US non-profit group devoted to the event of younger American Black and Latin classical musicians, hosts a contest and convention yearly to showcase younger expertise all through America.

Initially slated to be held in Detroit with in-person participation, each will now be virtual-only owing to uncertainty over the COVID-19 variant developments.

“These are the artists and leaders who’re shaping the current and the way forward for the classical music business,” Sphinx Group President and Inventive Director Afa Dworkin instructed The Violin Channel. “What a privilege now we have to help their careers and construct a community in order that they could innovate and collaborate.” 

The 2022 competitors jury includes Zuill Bailey, Danielle Belen, Juan-Miguel Hernandez, Patrice Jackson, Midori, Laura Snyder, and Melissa White.

Earlier prize winners embody VC Artists Xavier Foley, Gabriel Martins, Sterling Elliott, Santiago Cañon Valencia, Randall Goosby and Jordan Bak.

This yr’s competitors was streamed HERE on The Violin Channel and is on the market now for full playback.



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