14-Year-Old Cello Prodigy Ifetayo Ali-Landing Wins Coveted National Music Competition


Musical Prodigy.

GOOD BLACK NEWS

article via blavity.com

While most teens are consumed with navigating puberty, Ifetayo Ali-Landing is busy being a cello master. A student at the Hyde Park Suzuki Institute in Chicago, IL, Ali-Landing recently took home the coveted 1st place prize in the 2017 Annual Sphinx Competition.

Along with a $10,000 cash prize, the young prodigy will also have an opportunity to feature as a soloist with major orchestras and perform with the all black and Latino Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. This, along with a nationally-broadcast radio appearance on the prestigious NPR and PBS broadcasted talent showcase From the Top, the 14-year-old competitive musician is making her mark as a premier cellist.

Ali-Landing began playing the violin as a toddler before deciding to switch to cello at the age of 3. Since then, she has received numerous awards and performed in several showcases including the 2013 Friends of the IPO (Illinois…

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6 thoughts on “14-Year-Old Cello Prodigy Ifetayo Ali-Landing Wins Coveted National Music Competition

    1. Yes. I like to share good news about Black people since the mainstream media only portrays us as crooks, drug dealers, villains, prostitutes and criminals. Maybe if I can educate more people these stereotypes will one day be vanquished. Black children also need to know that there are more career choices than rapper, entertainer or sports figures.

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