For over 40 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.
To access the application and the rules, please click directly on the links below:
Please send completed application and $50.00 non-refundable fee to:
Durham Symphony ~ PO Box 1993 ~ Durham, NC 27702
Please to learn more about our 2015 winner Ester Holiday, read here.
2015- Esther Holliday- Tchaikovsky; Variations on a Rococo theme, for Cello and Orchestra
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