For over 30 years the Durham Symphony has been carrying out its mission to further music education and support emerging artists by holding a yearly Young Artists Competition for musicians ages 13-21. The winner of the competition has the honor of performing a movement of their winning concerto with the Durham Symphony at one of its classical concerts.
Application for the 2014-2015 Young Artist Competition
2014 – Mary Catherine Cox, violin - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, 1st movement
2013 – Ledah Finck, violin – Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No 5 in A minor
2012 – Colin Laursen, violin – Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, 1st movement
2011 – Steven Banks, Alto Saxophone — Paul Creston: Concerto for Alto Saxophone; Caroline Cox, Violin – Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47, 1st movement; Christian Kazmierski, Viola – Walton: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, 1st movement
2010 – Rashad Hayward, clarinet and Charlton Holt, clarinet – Krommer: Concerto No. 2 in E Flat for two clarinets and orchestra; Rebecca Telford-Marx, violin – Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, 1st movement
2009 – Keiran Campbell, cello – Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33; Orin Laursen, violin – Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47, 1st movement