NEW HAVEN — The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra’s 2019 Young Artist Concerto Competition is set for 4 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 3, at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 305 St. Ronan St. Each year, the symphony hosts an event for emerging instrumental artists focused around the performance of the concerto as an art form.
WSO Executive Director Robert Cinnante said, “Creating an opportunity that brings together classical music, education and positive impact to the next generation of artists sits at the heart of our mission.”
Violinists ages 16 to 29 are invited to audition for the competition.
The winner will perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major at the WSO concert on March 1, 2020 and receive a $1,000 prize made possible through the generosity of the Thomas C. Clark Young Artist Competition Prize Fund.
Judges for the event will be WSO Music Director Leif Bjaland and Lynn Chang, internationally acclaimed violinist and Boston Conservatory professor.
Participants will be accompanied on the piano by Dr. Mijin Choi.
Interested participants may visit www.waterburysymphony.org to download an application.