Applications now open for 2015 Sphinx Competition

Posted on: October 27, 2014

The deadline is November 11 to apply online to the eighteenth annual Sphinx Competition for young black and Latino string players. Nine musicians from each division will be selected to perform in the competition for the semi-final and final rounds, set to take place in Detroit from January 28 to February 1, 2015. First-place winners in the competition’s senior division (ages 18-26) receive $50,000 in prize money, and in the junior division (ages 17 and under) $10,000. In addition to cash prizes, winners receive solo appearances with major orchestras and perform with the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra at the finals concert. More information about the competition is available at, and questions about the competition may be directed to The Sphinx Organization, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of young black and Latino classical musicians, is based in Detroit, Michigan. It was founded in 1996 by violinist Aaron Dworkin.

Posted October 27, 2014