Semi Finalists Announced for Detroit's 2022 Sphinx Competition

The 25th Annual Sphinx Competition will be held virtually from January 26-29, 2022



To be held virtually this month, the Sphinx Competition announced its 2022 Semi-Finalists.

The 2022 Senior first prize winner will receive USD $50,000 plus a number of prestigious solo engagements.

The Junior Division Semi-Finalists (17 years and under) are:

  • Ian Barnett (Violin)
  • Rebecca Beato (Violin)
  • Joseph Escobar (Double Bass)
  • Ana Isabella España (Violin)
  • Maxwell Fairman (Violin)
  • Kearston Gonzales (Violin)
  • Brandon Leonard (Cello)
  • Jonathan Okseniuk (Violin)
  • Nazeeh Shahid (Viola)
  • Jan Vargas Nedvetsky (Cello)

The Senior Division Semi-Finalists (18 to 30 years old) are:

  • Andres Ayerbe (Cello)
  • Juan-Salvador Carrasco (Cello)
  • Kabra-Seyoun Charles (Double Bass)
  • Gabriela Lara (Violin)
  • Jesus Linarez (Violin)
  • Thierry de Lucas Neves (Violin)
  • Harper Randolph (Viola)
  • Alexandra Switala (Violin)
  • Santiago Vazquez-Loredo (Viola)

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

The final round will be streamed live on The Violin Channel on January 29th at 7:00 PM (ET).