MPOWER PAST RECIPIENTS

MPower Artist Grants > MPower Past Recipients

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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