Ehlers Young Artist Concerto Competition

2018 Young Artist Competition Winners

Winner: Alexander Goldberg, Violin, Prokofiev Violin Concerto Number 2

Runner Up: Hayden Idson, Cello. Invited to play Saturday recital

Runner Up; Hotin Chan, Cello. Invited to play Friday recital

About the competition

Each year one of our concerts features a young performer who has won our concerto competition. In addition to performing with the orchestra, the winner receives a cash prize from the Ehlers Memorial Scholarship Fund.

This season's Young Artist Concerto Competition winner will perform with the orchestra on Friday March 22 & Saturday March 23, 2019. Up to two other applicants may be invited to play prelude recitals before the Friday or Saturday concerts.

The Ehlers Young Artist Concerto Competition is open to musicians of high school age or younger who reside in eastern Massachusetts. All orchestral instruments are considered, including piano. Each entrant auditions to play an entire concerto or similar work, less than 25 minutes in duration, suitable for performance with the orchestra.The winner is chosen by a panel of orchestra members and the music director sometime in January 2019.

The Ehlers Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 in memory of Charles and Arlene Ehlers, past orchestra friends and supporters. Contributions to perpetuate this fund may be mailed to The Concord Orchestra at P.O. Box 381, Concord, MA 01742.

Recently performed that are excluded from the competition will be: Mozart, Oboe Concerto (and Flute Concerto in D, K 314); Kabalevsky, Cello Concerto No. 1; Hoffer, Piano Concerto; and Franz Strauss, Nocturno for Horn and Strings.  Bloch, Schelomo, a Hebraic Rhapsody; Walton, Viola Concerto; Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 2; and Liebermann, Concerto for Flute and Orchestra.  Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 2; Haydn, Horn Concerto No. 1; Dukas, Villanelle for Horn and Orchestra; and Debussy, Premiere Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra.

Competition details and application form

Download the application form. Due date is January 1, 2019.