MPOWER PAST RECIPIENTS

MPower Artist Grants > MPower Past Recipients

2016

Alex Gonzalez – $10,000
Sphinx Competition, Sphinx Virtuosi
To assist in purchasing a violin through the Maestro Foundation

Alexis E. Johnson – $3,350
Sphinx Performance Academy
To attend the Philadelphia International Music Festival Soloists Ensemble Program

Ana Lucía Galarza – $18,000
Sphinx Performance Academy
To complete undergraduate studies at The City College of New York

Cameren Anai Williams – $9,000
Sphinx Performance Academy
To begin luthier studies in the art of string instrument/bow making, repairing, and performance, as well as enhance the CamAnai Strings Foundation by providing affordable instruments to talented students

Christian Stargell – $3,500
Sphinx Performance Academy
To purchase books and a laptop needed for study at Berklee College of Music in Boston

Gabrielle Hooper – $5,200
Sphinx Performance Academy
To attend MPulse Summer Performing Arts Institute at University of Michigan and purchase a cello bow by Josef Sandner

Jordan Bak – $2,650
Sphinx Competition
To participate in the inaugural 2016 ENCORE Chamber Music Festival and the Lac Léman Music Masterclasses in Switzerland

Joshua Patrick Leak – $9,900
Sphinx Performance Academy
To attend Berklee College of Music’s five-week intensive pre-collegiate music performance program in Boston, MA

Karla Donehew-Perez – $6,500
Sphinx Competition, Sphinx Virtuosi, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, Sphinx Performance Academy
To produce a music video for the Catalyst Quartet

Kelly Hall-Tompkins – $5,000
Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
To record original and newly commissioned Fiddler solo arrangements as the violin soloist for Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway

Kenneth Bean – $3,200
Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
To compete in the 2016 Felix Mendelssohn International Conducting Competition in Thessaloniki Greece

Patricia Silva – $30,000
Sphinx Competition, Sphinx Virtuosi, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
To partially fund the purchase of the August Gemunder double bass sold by the Cincinatti Bass Cellar

Rainel Joubert – $11,100
Sphinx Competition, Sphinx Virtuosi, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
To purchase a violin from Arie Werbrouck

Robyn Quinnett – $12,000
Sphinx Competition, Sphinx Virtuosi, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
To support operations as Director of the annual Montserrat Music Festival, bringing music education and chamber music concerts to the island of Montserrat

Samantha Natalya Crawford – $2,500
Sphinx Performance Academy
To attend the 2016 Philadelphia International Music Festival at Bryn Mawr College

Santiago Cañón-Valencia – $5,100
Sphinx Competition
To participate in the Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland

Tami Lee Hughes – $3,000
Sphinx Competition, Sphinx Virtuosi, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
To commission composer and Grammy-nominated hip-hop producer Kerwin Young to create a new work inspired by iconic African-American female artists

Yunior Lopez – $10,000
Sphinx Competition, Sphinx Virtuosi
To expand the Las Vegas Young Artists Orchestra programs by providing high quality music training and performance opportunities free of charge

2015

Ana Lucía Galarza – $35,000
Sphinx Performance Academy
To study at The City College of New York, private coachings with Lois Errante, and lessons at at The Factory Underground Studios

Andrew Gonzalez – $3,300
Sphinx Competition, Sphinx Virtuosi
To compete in the 2015 Tokyo international viola competition and to participate in the Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland

Angelica Durrell – $20,000
Sphinx Performance Academy
To increase the impact of the INTAKE Native Instrument Academy by presenting the vision behind an Integrated Orchestra

Annelle Gregory – $6,725
Sphinx Competition, Sphinx Virtuosi
To record the complete works of Rachmaninoff for violin and piano, the first-ever recording of this collection

Christine Lamprea – $20,000
Sphinx Competition, Sphinx Virtuosi, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
To pursue studies with world-renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz

Dana Kelley – $2,850
Sphinx Competition, Sphinx Virtuosi, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
To attend the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna summer masterclasses in Semmering, Austria

Douglas Cardwell – $45,000
Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
To purchase 5 American Dresden Mark XIV Timpani made by American Drum Company

Gabriela Frank – $41,000
Sphinx Medals of Excellence
To revise, re-engrave, and create piano reductions of major chamber and symphonic pieces in compositional work list; to make Spanish translations of texts and program notes

Gabrielle Hooper – $1,500
Sphinx Performance Academy
To attend the Interlochen Center for the Arts one-week Cello Institute

Jannina Norpoth – $27,000
Sphinx Competition, Sphinx Virtuosi, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, Sphinx Performance Academy
To create, produce and perform a multimedia song cycle for rock band HOLLANDS, string quartet PUBLIQuartet and visual artist Amy Khoshbin – basing the stories on 1001 nights, and taking inspiration from Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade

Joseph Conyers – $30,000
Sphinx Competition, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
To allow Project 440 to provide college and career, social entrepreneurial, and leadership training for students of Philadelphia’s All-City program

Juan-Salvador Carrasco – $3,050
Sphinx Competition
To attend the Heifetz International Music Institute with Tim Eddy, Steve Doane, Matt Haimovitz, Christoph Henckel, and Paul Katz

Karla Donehew-Perez – $30,000
Sphinx Competition, Sphinx Virtuosi, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, Sphinx Performance Academy
To purchase a violin by renowned german luthier Stefan-Peter Greiner

Karlos Rodriguez – $28,000
Sphinx Competition, Sphinx Virtuosi, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, Sphinx Performance Academy
To purchase a cello made by Michael Doran. Gold Medal winner for cello from the world renowned Violin Society of America (VSA) competition

Kelly Hall-Tompkins – $24,500
Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
To perform and present, through Music Kitchen-Food for the Soul, high-caliber chamber music concerts in homeless shelters in New York and Los Angeles

Meredith Riley – $1,400
Sphinx Competition
To attend Music by the Sea in Bamfield, British Columbia

Robyn Quinnett – $15,000
Sphinx Competition, Sphinx Virtuosi, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
To found The Montserrat Music Festival, bringing music education and chamber music concerts to the island of Montserrat

Simone Seales – $6,000
Sphinx Performance Academy
To attend Project Trio’s Project: The Camp in New York City, and Interharmony International Summer Music Festival in Italy

Tamara Gonzalez – $9,700
Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
To run a 5 day multi-school string workshop in Puerto Rico in fall 2015

 

2014

Ana Lucía Galarza – $37,000
Sphinx Performance Academy
To attend The City College of New York, private coachings, and lessons at The Factory Underground Studios

Angelica Durrell – $25,000
Sphinx Performance Academy
To expand reach and multiply the impact of the INTAKE Organization

Annelle Gregory – $4,000
Sphinx Competition, Sphinx Virtuosi
To attend the 2014 California International Music Festival in Germany

Alexander Cox – $3,000
Sphinx Competition
To attend the Sitka Cello Symposium with International Artist, Zuill Bailey and pedagogue, Dr. Melissa Kraut

Carl St. Jacques – $15,000
Sphinx Competition, Sphinx Virtuosi, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
To purchase a viola made by Paul Knorr, one of the leading German makers of the early 20th century

Eric Thompson – $32,000
Sphinx Competition, Sphinx Virtuosi, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
To purchase a bass by Christopher Threlkeld-Wiegand of Heartland String Bass Shop

Gregorio Lopes – $3,500
Sphinx Competition
To attend the Domaine Forget Summer Music Festival and to purchase a viola bow

Isabel Escalante – $17,000
Sphinx Competition, Sphinx Virtuosi, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
To attend the Longy School of Music Master of Arts in Teaching Program

Jessie Montgomery – $30,000
Sphinx Competition, Sphinx Virtuosi, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
To record a debut album, which will include several of her most recent compositions for string quartet and string orchestra

Lecolion Washington – $27,000
Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
To embark on an international concert tour including South Africa, Portugal, Austria, Sweden, and others

Lisa Muci – $7,000
Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
To attend the Harvard Graduate School of Education Project Zero

Melissa White – $21,000
Sphinx Competition, Sphinx Virtuosi, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
To purchase a violin by award-winning instrument-maker, Ryan Soltis

Rosalyn Story – $40,000
Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
To present a semi-staged performance of Wading Home, an Opera of New Orleans, and based on her book Wading Home; a novel of New Orleans

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