Cello Winners announced at Sphinx competition (Detroit, Michigan)
Two cellists take the top prize, receiving $50,000 and $10,000 respectively
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Over the weekend, Sphinx awarded more than $100,000 in prizes at the 22nd annual Sphinx Competition for young Black and Latinx string players.
In the Senior Division, first prize went to 19-year-old cellist Sterling Elliott, who receives $50,000, performance opportunities with Sphinx Soloist Program Partners and instrument support. He was also the recipient of the $5,000 Audience Choice Award, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. Violinist Adé Williams, violist Caleb Georges and cellist Laura Andrade were placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th and receive $20,000, $10,000 and $5,000 respectively.
In the Junior Division, first prize went to 17-year-old cellist Nygel Witherspoon, who, in addition to performance opportunities and instrument support, receives $10,000. Violinist Sophia Ayer was placed 2nd and receives $5,000, while 3rd prize of $3,000 went to Cellist Maxwell Remmer.