The 2019 Young Musicians’ Competition:

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
• Student applicants must be participants in their school music program.
• Applicants must be high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors in either San Francisco, San Mateo, or Santa Clara County schools.
• All orchestral instruments accepted.

HOW DO I AUDITION?
• Applications must be received by mail or fax by Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
• Auditions are in the afternoon of Saturday, March 30, 2019 at College of San Mateo.
• A non-refundable $40 application fee (check payable to the Peninsula Symphony) is due with the application.
• Total audition time is 10 minutes per applicant. Cuts are suggested to conform to the time limit.

A prior winner of the Young Musicians’ Competition performs with PSO

A prior winner of the Young Musicians’ Competition performs with PSO

WHAT SHOULD I PLAY?
• One solo unaccompanied work (Bach unaccompanied, major étude, etc.)
• One movement of a concerto or major work that can be performed with a symphony orchestra. Concertos must be approved by PSO Music Director.
• Both works together must conform to the time limit of 10 minutes.

WHAT CAN I WIN?
• FIRST PRIZE – $500.00, and a solo appearance with the Peninsula Symphony on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 at 6:00pm in Los Altos (park venue TBA).
• SECOND PRIZE – $200.00
• THIRD PRIZE – $100.00

Need more info? Please contact Joanna Read, Operations & Development Associate, joanna@peninsulasymphony, or call 650-941-5291.


Joseph Wong, violin  2017 Young Musicians’ Competition winner

Joseph Wong, violin
2017 Young Musicians’ Competition winner

the 2018 Young Musicians’ Competition

First Place
Christine Lee

Second Place
Luis Lechuga Espada

Third Place
Arin Chang

Honorable Mentions Catherine Choi, Edward Jung, Jennifer Park