NSO Education: Young Soloists' Competition
The Young Soloists' Competition is on hiatus for 2017.
To perform as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra is every music student's dream, and this is the prize of the NSO Young Soloists' competition, High School Division, designed to encourage and foster the development of young performing artists in the Washington metropolitan area. In addition, one winner is presented with a $1,000 cash award and performs as soloist with the National Symphony in a concert in a future season. All finalists will be invited to join the student membership of the Friday Morning Music Club without audition. Winners will receive a one-year dues-free membership.
2016 NSO Young Soloists' Competition Finals Results:
- Winner: Eric Lin, Piano
- Honorable Mention: Mairead Flory, Cello
- Honorable Mention: Jason Hong, Clarinet
- Honorable Mention: Kenneth Naito, Violin
High School Division
of the NSO Young Soloists' Competition
For instrumentalists and pianists in the DC metropolitan area
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of the NSO.
This program is made possible in part by the generous support of
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation The Charles Engelhard Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education,
and by a bequest from Helen B. May and Donald C. May, Jr..
Kennedy Center education and related artistic programming is made possible through the generosity of the
National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts.
The content of these programs may have been developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and does not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal government.
The National Symphony Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the Women's Committee for the NSO and the Friday Morning Music Club for their assistance with this project. The NSO Education Program, which administers the competition, is a component of the Kennedy Center Education Division.