COMPETITION DATE: April 26, 2014 - UNK Fine Arts Building
The Kearney Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition seeks to cultivate and promote emerging musical talent from Nebraska and its surrounding states—Iowa, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Wyoming, and South Dakota. It will provide a regional opportunity for students’ achievements to be recognized with prizes and performance opportunities, including the possibility of a performance with KSO.
Congratulations to Jennifer Ahn (violin - Omaha, NE), winner of the first and grand prizes in the 2013 KSOYAC! She will perform Sibelius's "Violin Concerto: I. Allegro moderato" with the Kearney Symphony on its February 2014 concert under the baton of Deborah Freedman, director of KSO, at the UNK Fine Arts Building Recital Hall.
PRIZES - (total purse of $3,200)
In this fourth year of the competition, the competition will be open to pianists & string players (namely violin, viola, cello, and bass). More than one prize may be awarded to an applicant:
Grand Prize (one winner maximum) - Performance with the Kearney Symphony Orchestra during the 2014-15 season
String Prizes: First Prize - $800 Second Prize - $500 Third Prize - $300
Piano Prizes: First Prize - $800 Second Prize - $500 Third Prize - $300
Ting-Lan Chen - Associate Professor of Violin/Viola & Concertmaster - KSO
Valerie Cisler - Professor of Piano & Piano Pedagogy - UNK
Noah Turner Rogoff - Assistant Professor of Cello/Bass & Principal Cello - KSO
Laurie Long - Principal Viola - KSO
Applicants to the competition must meet the following conditions:
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION PACKET (PDF) - current packet now available
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