The 23rd Annual Sphinx
Competition presented by the DTE Energy Foundation, a national
competition for young Black and Latinx string players with a top
prize of $50,000, brings 18 of the nation’s top young string
musicians to Detroit to perform, compete, and connect with
orchestral musicians from around the country. The competition
culminates with a public concert at the Max M. and Marjorie S.
Fisher Music Center.
At the Sphinx Competition
Finals Concert, the three Senior Division finalists will compete
for the first place Robert Frederick Smith Prize, and audience
members can vote for the winner of the Audience Choice Award,
sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services.
The concert also features
the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, presented by Mercedes-Benz
Financial Services and comprised of Black and Latinx orchestral
musicians. The orchestra is led by conductor Roderick Cox.
In a special finale performance, Sphinx’s founder Aaron
Dworkin will collaborate with the SSO on the Detroit
premiere of his new spoken word multimedia work entitled The
A celebratory reception
and dance party will follow the concert.
For more information, visit www.sphinxmusic.org/sphinx-competition-concerts