2019 OMP Young Soloist Competition

Generously Sponsored by Mira Frohnmayer & Sandy Sweet

2019 competition

The deadline for our 2019 Young Soloist Competition has passed. Learn more about our 2019 YSC finalists here.

Open to young musicians residing or taking lessons in Oregon, our Young Soloist Competition provides an opportunity for young musicians to perform as soloists with Oregon Mozart Players on our season finale concert. 

If you are interested in applying for our 2020 competition, please check back later for more details.

We are happy and grateful that this year's competition is sponsored by Mira Frohnmayer and Sandy Sweet. Thank you for your generous support of the next generation of great musicians!

important dates & deadlines

December 17, 2018: Application Deadline

January 6, 2019: Preliminary Round Results

February 10, 2019: Final Round & Winners Announced

Week of April 27, 2019: Two TBD Rehearsal Dates with OMP for Winners

May 4, 2019: OMP Concert with Soloists


Guidelines

Instrumental applicants must be 18 years of age or under on the day of the final round of the competition, must not have completed high school, and must be residents of the state of Oregon. Vocal applicants must be 16–22 years of age or under on the day of the competition, and must be residents of the state of Oregon. Out-of-state residents taking lessons with an instructor in the state of Oregon will be accepted in the competition.

Standard orchestral instruments, including piano, harp, saxophone, and percussion are eligible to enter. 

For complete guidelines, please click the button below:


Application

The deadline to apply for our 2019 Young Soloist Competition has now passed. Please check back soon for our finalists announcement!


Application Fee

Our $25 application fee can be paid in any of the following ways:

  1. You can pay online on our donations page here. Please make a note of your YSC application when making your payment.

  2. You can mail a check to our office, located at 1590 Willamette Street, Suite 300; Eugene, OR 97401. Your check must be received in our office by Friday, December 21.

  3. We would be happy to take your credit card over the phone at (541) 345-6648 x 102. Our regular office hours are Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, please be aware that we are a small office, so if we cannot come to the phone, please leave a voicemail with your name, number, and a good time to return your call.


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Nicholas Dill, Annie Zhang, Ian Song, & Kelly Kuo

YSC 2018 Soloists with Artistic Director Kelly Kuo after the May 2018 "Joyful Finale" concert

Prizes

Thanks to 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 prize Junior Category Winner

  • $750 for the second prize Junior Category Winner

 

Questions?

For any questions regarding the Young Soloist Competition, please email ysc@oregonmozartplayers.org.


 

Past YSC Winners

  • 2018 Competition Winners

    • 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, Op. 33

      • Junior Division: Jude Dow-Hygelund, piano

        • Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, I. Molto allegro con fuoco

  • 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, Op. 102, I. Allegro

      • Junior Division: Jude Dow-Hygelund, piano

        • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 18, I. Allegro con brio

  • 2016 Competition Winners

    • First Place:

      • Senior Division: Grace Rosier, violin

        • Ravel: Tzigane, M. 76

      • Junior Division (tie): Michael Gu, piano

        • Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25, I. Molto allegro con fuoco

      • Junior Division (tie): Adrian Hsieh, cello

        • Saint-Säens: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33, III. Molto allegro

    • Second Place:

      • Senior Division: Catherine Youn, piano

        • Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54, I. Allegro affettuoso

      • Junior Division: Kira Wang, cello

        • Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 9 in B-flat Major, I. Allegro moderato

  • 2015 Competition Winners

    • First Place:

      • Senior Division: John Fawcett, violin

        • Dvořák: Violin Concerto in A Minor, III. Finale: Allegro giocoso ma non troppo

      • Junior Division: Claire Wells, violin

        • Arutiunian: Violin Concerto, II. Allegretto, III. Adagio recitativo, IV. Allegro molto

    • Second Place:

      • Senior Division: Tristan Jong, piano

        • MacDowell: Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 23, I. Larghetto calmato

      • Junior Division: Michael Gu, piano

        • Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K. 414, I. Allegro


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