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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 December 12, 2016 for this season's 19th annual competition--click here for more information about the competition entry guidelines. The finalists will then perform their entries from memory at the finals in front of a panel of  judges and an audience.

The 19th Annual Brazos Valley Youth Concerto Competition will be February 12, 2017 at 3pm at Peace Lutheran Church.

Five musicians were selected for the finals of the 18th Annual Brazos Valley Youth Concerto Competition on Feb. 7, 2016.

***Once the finalists have been selected for 2017 (January 2017), this information will be updated.***

As in recent years, the competition was held at Peace Lutheran Church, 2201 Rio Grande Blvd. at the intersection with Harvey Mitchell Parkway in College Station. The public was invited.

Finalists were Hannah Chang, Jeremy Michael Dudo, Eric Gan, Erika Salzman and Eugene Tian.

They were 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.

The competition is sponsored by the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra and its support guild, the Friends Association of the Symphony Orchestra (FASO).

This year’s finalists are all from College Station schools.

Chang, 16, is in the 10th grade at A&M Consolidated High School and plays violin. Her music teacher is Kenneth Goldsmith. She will perform the first movement from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Concerto No. 5 in A major.

Dudo, 16, is a junior at College Station High School and plays marimba. His music teacher is Jon Seale. He will perform the fourth movement, Despedida(Farewell), from New Rosauro’s Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra.

Gan, 13, is in the eighth grade at A&M Consolidated Middle School and plays violin. His music teacher is Marianne Henry. He will perform the allegro moderato movement from Jean-Baptiste Accolay’s Concerto No. 1 in A minor.

Salzman, 18, is a senior at A&M Consolidated High School and plays flute. Her music teacher is Kristen Seale. She will perform Fantasie Pastorale Hongroise, Op. 26 by Albert Franz Doppler.

Tian, 16, is a junior at College Station High School and plays violin. His music teacher is Sergei Galperin. He will perform the first movement from Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor.

The finalists will perform their competition entry from memory before a panel of three judges and an audience.

While the judges are making their decision, the Symphony Belles will host a reception in the church foyer.

FREE TO THE PUBLIC! ALL ARE WELCOME! PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS WONDERFUL EVENT!

Sponsored by:Friends Association of the Symphony Orchestra (FASO),

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