Young Artists Competition

Young Artists Competition

We believe in continuing our work by investing in the next generation of musicians. Towards this aim, every year the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus hosts its Young Artists Competition. Founded by Clifford Graves in 1960, the competition is one of the oldest of its kind and open to singers, ages 18-30, and instrumentalists, ages 14 to 26, from San Diego County and Baja California. The competition provides these talented young artists an opportunity to earn prestige, perform as soloists with the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus, serve as role models to their peers, and earn $6,500 in cash prizes. Many Young Artists Competition winners go on to join our ensemble and to prestigious professional careers in music.

Young Artists Winners Recital – Sunday, February 25, 2018
Private residence, La Jolla

Hear the winners of January’s Young Artists Competition perform in an intimate concert setting. The Recital is followed by a light reception. Reserve your ticket by calling 858-534-4637.

Congratulations to our 2018 Winners!

Instrumental Winners: Ayrton Pisco, violin (1st); Erica Yeawon Hwang, violin (2nd); Skyler MacKinnon, trombone (3rd); Amy Lee, violin (Most Promising); Jesus Cervantes, violin (Honorable Mention); Susan Lee, violin (Honorable Mention)

Vocal Winners: Nare Yang, soprano (1st); Eden Nicole Tremayne, soprano (2nd); Katleen Dugas, soprano (3rd); Ted Pickell, bass-baritone (Most Promising); Kirsten Ashley Wiest, soprano (Honorable Mention).