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. Application forms will be available in the Prep Office in the fall.
The Early Music Department also holds a yearly Baroque Concerto Competition for woodwind, brass, and vocal students.
For the 18-19 academic year
Application Available Online and at the Prep Office: Saturday, September 15
Applications Due: Saturday, October 13
Preliminary Round: Sunday, November 4
Final Round: Sunday, November 11
Congratulations to our 2017-18 concerto competition winners!
Fei Yang-Sady, Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor
Hyeonuk Park, Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2
Haley Kwoun, Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor
Christine Huang, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major
Congratulations to our 2016-17 concerto competition winners!
Keila Wakao with Mozart’s Violin Concerto No 3 in G major
Isabel Chin with Barber’s Violin Concerto
Niav Maher with Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1
Austin Kwoun with Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto in A minor