This year’s Youth Concerto Competition is on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at a private residence in Kailua-Kona.
This year, young woodwind, brass, percussion, and keyboard players from around the State of Hawai‘i are eligible to enter the competition. String players will be eligible next year.
The Youth Concerto Competition contestants are expected to perform one movement of a piece chosen from standard orchestral repertoire by memory with piano accompaniment. A panel of judges will select one winner from each age category: 12 years and under, 13-15 years, and 16-18 years.
Winners Perform with the Kamuela Philharmonic at Kahilu Theatre!
The competition winners will perform their solos with the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra during our winter concert En Pointe Brilliance on Sunday, January 27, 2019, at 4 pm at Kahilu Theatre in Waimea. In addition to performing with the Orchestra, the competition winners will also receive cash rewards.
Instrumentalists interested in entering the competition should visit the Unstoppable Youth area of our website for further details on specific procedures for entry, the approved repertoire, and application materials.
Applications are due to Kamuela Philharmonic Artistic Director and Conductor, Brian Dollinger, by September 1, 2018.