Congratulations to the winners of our Fourth Annual Young Soloist Competition!

FIRST PLACE

Senior Division: Nicholas Dill, violin. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, op. 64, I. Allegro, Molto Appassionato
Junior Division: Ian Song, violin. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, op. 64, I. Allegro, Molto Appassionato

SECOND PLACE

Senior Division: Annie Zhang, cello. Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
Junior Division: Jude Dow-Hygelund, piano. Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, I. Molto allegro con fuoco

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We are excited to be performing with Nicholas, Ian, and Annie on our May 12, 2018 “Joyful Finale” concert! Click here to read more about our winners!

If you are interested in our 2019 Young Soloist Competition, please check back in April for updates.

We are happy to announce that, due to a generous donor, Bill Rumple, we are this year able to substantially increase the award money through the Trudy Rumple Prizes. To read more about Trudy Rumple and her commitment to OMP and young musicians, click here.

Because of the Trudy Rumple Prizes, OMP is offering the following this year in awards to competition winners:

  • $2,000 for first prize Senior Category winner
  • $750 for the second prize Senior Category winner
  • $1,500 for the first place Junior Category winner
  • $750 for the second place Junior Category winner

Thank you again to Mira Frohnmayer and Sandy Sweet for their sponsorship of this year’s competition and their generous support of the next generation of great musicians!

*Past Competition Winner Information*

2017 Competition Winners

FIRST PLACE
Senior division: Avery Hsieh, piano, Weber: Konzertstuck in F Minor, Op. 79, I. Larghetto: Affettuoso
Junior division: Claire Ku, piano, Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 19, I. Allegro con brio

SECOND PLACE
Senior division: Victor Rudkowsky, piano, Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2, 1st mvt.
Junior division: Jude Dow-Hygeland, piano, Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 19, I. Allegro con brio

2016 Competition Winners

FIRST PLACE
Senior division: Grace Rosier, violin, Ravel: Tzigane
Junior division (tie): Michael Gu, piano, Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25, 1st mvt.
Junior division (tie): Adrian Hsieh, cello, Saint-Säens: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33, 3rd mvt.

SECOND PLACE
Senior Division: Catherine Youn, piano, Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54, 1st mvt.
Junior Division, Kira Wang, cello, Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 9 in B-flat Major, 1st mvt.

2015 Competition Winners

FIRST PLACE
Senior division: John Fawcett, violin, Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A Minor, 3rd mvt.
Junior division: Claire Wells, violin, Arutiunian: Violin Concerto, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th mvts.

SECOND PLACE
Senior Division: Tristan Jong, piano, MacDowell: Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 23, 1st mvt.
Junior Division: Michael Gu, piano, Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K.414, 1st mvt.