Concerto Competition winner performs on stage

The NEC Prep Concerto Competition, open to all ages and instruments, is held every year in November. Several prizes are awarded in each orchestral category, and the winner performs with one of the orchestras (JRO, YRO, YS, or YPO). Students are selected to participate by faculty recommendation. The student must have been taking full-time private lessons through the NEC Preparatory School for at least one academic year prior to the competition. Conductors may select additional competition prizewinners or orchestra members to perform as soloists.

2016-17 Winners

Congratulations to our 2016-17 concerto competition winners!

Category A
Keila Wakao with Mozart’s Violin Concerto No 3 in G major

Category B
Isabel Chin with Barber’s Violin Concerto

Category C
Niav Maher with Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1

Category D
Austin Kwoun with Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto in A minor

2015-16 Winners

Congratulations to our 2015-16 concerto competition winners! 

Category A
Joe MacDonald, violin

Category B
Nathaniel Abreu, cello

Category C
Austin Kwoun, violin

Category D
Haig Hovsepian, violin

2017-01-27


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