TDP Student Musicians To Compete in Sphinx Competition

TDP Student Musicians To Compete in Sphinx Competition

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Talent Development Program (TDP) student musician Myrtil Mitanga and TDP alumnus Xavier Foley are semi-finalists in the prestigious 2013 Sphinx Competition. The annual competition offers young African-American and Latino classical string players the opportunity to compete under a renowned panel of judges and to perform in a competition setting.

The student musicians will perform selected solo repertoire with the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra February 15 and 17, 2013, in Detroit, MI, and are two of only 18 semi-finalists. Both will compete for cash prizes and performance opportunities, as well as access to scholarships.

Ms. Mitanga, 17, is a cellist and senior at the Atlanta International School. She has been a member of the Talent Development Program since 2004. Ms. Mitanga studies under Martha Gerschefski and has received chamber music coaching from Atlanta Symphony Orchestra violinist Ronda Respess. She is also a member of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO), and was recently selected as one of the winners of the ASYO's annual concerto competition. Ms. Mitanga will be a featured soloist at the Youth Orchestra's Finale Concert on Sunday, May 12, 2013.

Mr. Foley, 18, is a classically-trained double bassist who currently studies at the Curtis Institute of Music. He is a former member of the ASO's Talent Development Program, where he studied under Atlanta Symphony double bass Douglas Sommer, and the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra.

More Atlanta!
Go to the Homepage


Comment & Share


About Author

Subscribe to Author Alerts
 
🔀ATLANTA SHOWS
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
(Runs 1/10 - 1/10)
The Stinky Cheese Man
(Runs 12/30 - 1/11)
Million Dollar Quartet in AtlantaMillion Dollar Quartet
(Runs 1/13 - 1/14)
Cats
(Runs 1/9 - 1/18)
Newsies The Musical in AtlantaNewsies The Musical
(Runs 1/20 - 1/25)
One Slight Hitch
(Runs 1/8 - 1/25)
Carousel
(Runs 1/27 - 1/29)

View All | Add Show | Auditions

Message Board

BWW BLOGS

Advertisement Advertisement