Ehlers Young Artist Concerto Competition

 

2017 Young Artist Competition Winners

 

Winner (1st place): Nathaniel Abreu, 15, cello, Kabalevsky, Concerto No. 1

Runners up:

Alan Hlozek, 17, cello Invited to play Fri. recital

Julia Zhou, 8, piano Invited to play Sat. recital

 

About the competition

Each year one of our concerts features a young performer who has won our concerto competition. In addition to performing with the orchestra, the winner receives a cash prize from the Ehlers Memorial Scholarship Fund.

This season's Young Artist Concerto Competition winner will perform with the orchestra on Friday January 27& Saturday January 28, 2017. Up to two other applicants may be invited to play prelude recitals before the Friday or Saturday concerts.

The Ehlers Young Artist Concerto Competition is open to musicians of high school age or younger who reside in eastern Massachusetts. All orchestral instruments are considered, including piano. Each entrant auditions to play an entire concerto or similar work suitable for performance with the orchestra.The winner is chosen by a panel of orchestra members and the music director.

The Ehlers Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 in memory of Charles and Arlene Ehlers, past orchestra friends and supporters. Contributions to perpetuate this fund may be mailed to The Concord Orchestra at P.O. Box 381, Concord, MA 01742.

 

Instructions

ELIGIBILITY: High school student or younger, living in Eastern MA; all instruments, including piano.

AUDITIONS: Wednesday November 16 & Thursday November 17, 7:30-10:30 PM, in Concord, MA

MUSIC: See the application for details.

Memorization of the entire work is required for the audition.

ACCOMPANIST: Each entrant must supply his/her own accompanist.

APPLICATION & FEE: Must be received by Tuesday November 2, 2016. Download the PDF and fill in the application on page 2.

Mail it with a nonrefundable application fee in the form of a $25 check, payable to the Concord Orchestra. 

AUDITION APPOINTMENT:  Will be mailed about 2 weeks before the audition.

NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS: Winner and runners-up by phone, others by mail. Also, winners are announced on the orchestra website  www.concordorchestra.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: or if mailing close to the due date--Call 978-371-1491 or (978-369-4967).

Download the application and instructions   PDF

 

List of Previous Winners

2017 Winners

1st

Nathaniel Abreu, 15, cello, Kabalevsky, Concerto No. 1

Runner up

Alan Hlozek, 17, cello

Runner up

Julia Zhou, 8, piano

 

Previous Winners