Concerts

Sphinx Virtuosi Showcase

Thursday 20 May
7.30pm - 9.30pm

Sphinx Virtuosi
Joji Hattori (violin) 
Other soloists to be announced 

Full repertoire to be announced

Sphinx Virtuosi is one of the United States’ most dynamic professional chamber orchestras. Comprised of 18 of the nation’s top Black and Latinx classical soloists, primarily alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition, these artists come together as cultural ambassadors to reach new audiences. As Artist-in-Residence at the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2021, this concert showcases their mission of advancing diversity in classical music by presenting varied programs of works by composers of color alongside well-known masterpieces.

This concert will include a pre-concert talk at 6:00pm with Aaron Dworkin, juror as well as Founder of the Sphinx Organization, and Dr. Ronald Crutcher, President of the University of Richmond.

Artists' Biographies 

Joji Hattori - Richmond 2021 juror and guest artist 

Find out more about Joji Hattori here

Sphinx Virtuosi 

The Sphinx Virtuosi has defined itself as the most diverse professional chamber orchestra in the country. The dynamism in its approach to music making offers an experience of unmatched vibrancy for seasoned and new audiences alike. These artists tour annually as cultural ambassadors to communities far and wide.

The Sphinx Virtuosi continues to garner critical acclaim during its annual national tours to leading venues around the country. Inspired by Sphinx’s overarching mission of transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts, the Sphinx Virtuosi works to advance the social impact of music upon our greater society. Dedicated to new music, the ensemble has pioneered the discovery of gems by composers of color, with the aim of expanding the canon and amplifying new and important voices. 

The Sphinx Virtuosi is passionate about empowering the next generation of artists and audiences, and as such, enjoy building interactive, bi-lingual (English/Spanish) programs and working with schools in underrepresented communities.