Congratulations, Gabriel Martins — 2020 Sphinx Laureate!

Congratulations, Gabriel Martins — 2020 Sphinx Laureate!
February 9, 2020 paperlesslion
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The Violin Channel reports 21-year-old American cellist Gabriel Martins has been awarded 1st prize in the Senior Division of the 2020 Sphinx Competition. A member of the Sphinx Symphony, Mr. Martins also was a finalist in the 2018 and 2017 Senior Division competition. Congratulations, Mr. Martins!

Catch his performance via Detroit Public TV coverage of the 2020 Sphinx Competition and SphinxConnect at

Details from The Violin Channel:

A graduate of the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and current student of Laurence Lesser at the New England Conservatory, Gabriel is a former 1st prize winner at the David Popper International Cello Competition.

Open to American Black and Latino classical string soloists between the ages of 18 and 31, Gabriel will receive US $50,000 plus a number of prestigious solo engagements.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to double bassist Aaron Olguin – and violist Jordan Bak.

This year’s US $5,000 audience prize was awarded to bassist Aaron Olguin.

SOURCE: The Violin Channel