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Fresh from her Senior Division victory at this year’s Sphinx Competition is violinist Njioma Grevious, who speaks with online editor Davina Shum about competitions and performance. She shares her chosen preparation strategies, what helps her embody the character of the piece she’s playing on stage, as well as her hopes for her future career. Plus, what can string players learn from flute players? 

Watch Njioma’s performance of the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Violin Concerto in the Sphinx Competition Senior Division finals here:

Photo credit: Jiyang Chen

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