2020 UNDER 23 CONCERTO COMPETITION
The 2020 Under 23 Concerto Competition will be open to ALL instrumentalists. Candidates will be required to submit an application form, with a link to a performance of one movement of a concerto or concerted work, in which they are the featured soloist. Candidates may elect to play a different concerto than in the link provided, if selected for the final round. Finalists will be invited to audition live before a jury.
The application deadline is January 3rd, 2020, midnight. Finals will be held on Sunday January 11, 2020, from 1:15 to 4pm, at the Guelph Youth Music Centre, 75 Cardigan St and are open to the public.
The Winner will be invited to perform a full concert, at a concert in the GSO’s 2019-20 season. The runner-up will be invited to play a single movement.
NOTE: Applicants must arrange for their own piano accompaniment A list of local accompanists will be provided upon request. The second piano provided will be a digital one. Applicants may enter the competition with any concerto of their choice, but may be asked to select another work to perform in consideration of the program and cost/availability of orchestral parts.
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In 2002, the GSO initiated this competition to offer talented young musicians the opportunity to perform a full concerto as part of our regular concert series. The age has been carefully selected to be open to students who are working on or have completed their undergraduate studies.
• 2002 Sarah Choi (piano)
• 2003 Judith Manger (cello)
• 2004 Cecilia Kang (clarinet) and Mark Laver (saxophone)
• 2005 Todd Yaniw (piano)
• 2006 Desiree Abbey (cello)
• 2007 joint winners Colin Liu (clarinet) and Winston Hind (tuba)
• 2008 Ben Chapman (piano)
• 2009 Amir Safavi (violin)
• 2010 Afendi Yusuf (Clarinet) and Hugo Lee (oboe)
• 2011 Sarah Whynot (piano)
• 2012 William McLeish (cello)
• 2013 Laura Andrews (flute)
• 2014 William Bellehumeur (piano)
• 2015 Emma Meinrenken (violin)
• 2016 Coral Soloman, piano
Runners-up: Leslie Ashworth (violin), Morgan Melbourne (piano), Felix Hong (piano)
• 2017 Jillian Carney (flute)
•2018 (tie) Samuel Choi (viola) and Lynn Sue-A-Quan (viola)
Runners-up: Natania Fok (piano) , Livia Coburn (cello)
•2019 : Emily Bosenius (violin)
Runners-up: Veronika Manchur, (violin), James David Conquer (saxophone)