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Sphinx Medals of Excellence
Recipients by Year
The annual Sphinx Medals of Excellence honor emerging Black and Latino leaders in classical music who demonstrate artistic excellence, outstanding work ethic, a spirit of determination, and leadership potential. On March 19, 2014, Sphinx for the third time in its history, will honor these three leaders whose accomplishments distinguish them among musicians in the field: Damian Sneed, Carla Dirlikov, and Pedrito Martinez. The recipients will be honored at a black-tie dinner in Washington D.C. and the awards also carry a $50,000 honorarium to further these burgeoning careers.
“The incredible success that Damien, Carla and Pedrito have already achieved is a clear indication that diversity and artistic excellence play important roles in classical music and in our communities,” said Sphinx Founder and President, Aaron P. Dworkin.