Congratulations to violinist, Hao Zhou, winner of the 2013 Young Artist Competition! Bravo to runner-up, James Beauton, marimba.
About the Competition
One of the primary goals of the Downey Symphony Orchestra, since its founding in 1958, has been the encouragement of young musicians. During our upcoming season, the DSO will hold a Young Artist Competition for "up and coming stars" of ages 25 and under. The winner of the contest will receive a $500 cash prize for performing with the DSO during the 2015-16 season. The competition will be open to the following instruments: Piano, violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, harp, and marimba.
Mailed-in CD or DVD recording judged by DSO Artistic Personnel Committee. CD or DVD must include all of the desired work (with or without accompaniment).
Live audition in front of prestigious panel of professional musicians to be held at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music on November 2014 (TBD) from 11:00am-2:00pm.
Any standard work of 40 minutes or less that is available for solo instrument and orchestra.
Visit the Download the Application and Detailed Information page to obtain and print the application. The preliminary CD recording, completed application, and $40 application fee made payable to the Downey Symphony Orchestra must be postmarked by October 2014 (TBD)
Downey Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition P.O. Box 763 Downey, CA 90241