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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

[image of a bass] High School Division
of the NSO Young Soloists' Competition

For instrumentalists and pianists in the DC metropolitan area