Youth Concerto Competition
Each fall, area students through 12th grade are invited to submit an entry on CD of their performance of any movement from any concerto for any instrument, with a maximum length of 12 minutes. Entry deadline is September 20, 2019 for this season’s 22nd annual competition–click here for more information about the competition entry guidelines.
The 22nd Annual Brazos Valley Youth Concerto Competition will be November 17, 2019 at 3pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in College Station.
Finalists will be chosen in blind judging by Marcelo Bussiki, Music Director and Conductor of the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra. Competition entrants submitted a CD of their performance of any movement from any concerto for any instrument. Finalists will be selected in October 2019 an announced as soon as possible. Once the finalists are selected, this information will be updated to include their details.
The competition is sponsored by the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra and its support guild, the Friends Association of the Symphony Orchestra (FASO).
The finalists will perform their competition entry from memory before a panel of judges and an audience. While the judges are making their decision, the Symphony Belles will host a reception in the church foyer.
Last year’s finalists were as follows:
-Maria Clara Braga, 16, is a junior at College Station High School and plays violin. Her music teacher is Dianna Burke. She will perform the first movement from Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64.
-Rachel Chiang, 16, is a junior at College Station High School and plays the piano and cello. Her piano teacher is Matthew Loudermilk. She will perform the first movement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19.
-Aditya Narayanan, 15, is a sophomore at College Station High School and plays violin. His music teacher is Diedra Lawrence. He will perform Concerto No. 1 in A minor by J.B. Accolay.
-Jacob Speakman, 17, is a senior at A&M Consolidated High School and plays horn. His music teacher is David Nowell. He will perform the first movement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Horn Concerto in E-flat major, K. 495.
A fifth finalist, Eric Gan, was unable to participate in the competition due to conflicts in his schedule. Gan, 16, is a junior at A&M Consolidated High School.
Aditya Narayanan was named the winner of the 2018 competition and he performed his winning piece at the Jan 2019 BVSO Children’s Concerts.
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