The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra announces the 2019 Young Artist Concerto Competition. Each year, the Symphony hosts an event for emerging instrumental artists focused around the performance of the concerto as an art form. A concerto is a musical composition generally composed of three movements, in which, usually, one solo instrument is accompanied by an orchestra. “Creating an opportunity that brings together classical music, education and positive impact to the next generation of artists sits at the heart of our mission”, says WSO Executive Director, Robert Cinnante.
This year violinists ages 16-29 are invited to audition for the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Concerto Competition. The winner will be selected to perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major at the Symphony’s March 1, 2020 concert and will be awarded a $1,000 prize. The $1,000 prize is made possible through the generosity of the Thomas C. Clark Young Artist Competition Prize Fund.
Judges for the event will be the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director and Conductor, Leif Bjaland and internationally acclaimed violinist and Boston Conservatory professor, Lynn Chang. Participants will be accompanied on the piano by Dr. Mijin Choi.
WHEN: Sunday, November 3, 2019
4 PM to 7:30 PM
WHERE: Bethesda Lutheran Church,
305 Saint Ronan St., New