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Shepherd School graduate student and violinist Ruben Rengel was awarded first prize in the senior division at the 21st annual Sphinx Competition in Detroit Feb 4. This annual competition is open to black and Latino string players residing in the U.S. and aims to encourage, develop and recognize talented young musicians in these communities. Rengel will have upcoming solo appearances with major orchestras, perform with the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra at the Finals Concert and receive a custom gold-mounted violin bow by Berg Bows International. Rengel is studying violin performance with Paul Kantor, the Sallie Shepherd Perkins Professor of Violin.




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