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This 14-Year-Old Cellist Is Making Her Mark In Classical Music

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This 14-Year-Old Cellist Is Making Her Mark In Classical Music

This isn’t the last you’ll hear of this young prodigy.

If you haven’t heard of Ifetayo Ali-Landing yet, you may soon.

The 14-year-old cellist won first place in the 20th Annual Sphinx Competition’s junior division in February.

The competition, which takes place in Detroit, Michigan, allows teens and college-aged black and Latino string players to compete amongst professional musicians.

Ali-Landing came in second during last year’s competition, but a runner-up position didn’t sit well for the prodigy.

“Last year I came in second place, which was…

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