Patrice Jackson Wins Fifth Sphinx Competition
Patrice Jackson, a 19-year-old cellist from New Haven, Connecticut, took top honors at the fifth annual Sphinx Competition, showcasing exceptional young black and Latino string players. The competition, held February 10 in Detroit, awarded more than $30,000 in prizes. Bryan Hernandez-Luch, a 24-year-old violinist from West Valley City, Utah, was the second-place winner, and Carl St. Jacques, a 21-year-old violist from Bloomington, Indiana, placed third. Gareth Johnson, a 16-year-old violinist from Wellington, Florida, took first place in the junior division.