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.
Registration information and an application are available on the Durham Symphony’s website in the Fall of each year.

Previous Winners
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