Meet Ifetayo Ali-Landing, 14-Year-Old Cellist, Who Won National Music Competition
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Following a stunning performance of Lalo’s Concerto in D Minor, 14-year-old cellist, Ifetayo Ali-Landing, earned the first place award, to include $10,000, in the Junior Division of the 20th Annual Sphinx Competition. Ali-Landing is a resident of Chicago’s south side.

“Last year I came in second place, which was great, but what I really wanted was first place, and this year I got it.” –Ifetayo Ali-Landing

The National Sphinx Competition, held in Detroit, gives young Black and Latino classical string instrument musicians the opportunity to compete on a huge stage of a world-renowned panel of judges, as well as perform with established music professionals.