San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory's (SDYS) talented finalists compete to win the prestigious award of Concerto Competition Winner, on Tuesday October 15 at 7:00 PM at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park.
This annual Concerto Competition presents the chance for SDYS students to strive for excellence, while amazing audiences with their exceptional level of musicianship. These young musicians, from the youth symphony's advanced ensembles, Philharmonia and Symphony Orchestra, perform some of the most challenging concerto pieces ever composed with astonishing poise and skill. Each year the winner is awarded the exciting opportunity to take center stage as the soloist at Copley Symphony Hall at SDYS' Winter Ovation Concert on February 15, 2014. In addition, finalists are competing for over $2,000 awarded by Advocates for Classical Music, with the winner receiving a $1,000 music scholarship.
Winners from the 2012 and 2011 Concerto Competitions, Jasmine Wang and Claudia See, were both among the top young musicians in the country to attend the National Symphony Orchestra's Summer Music Institute in Washington, D.C.
The Philharmonia/Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition Final is free to attend and visitors are welcome to enjoy the Mingei International Museum's galleries before the performances begin. Finalists will be announced on October 8 at www.sdys.org/competitions.