Concerto Competition

Concerto Competition

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra Announces Winner for 2014 YOUNG ARTIST CONCERTO COMPETITION

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the 2014 winner of the BSO’s 2014 Young Artist Concerto Competition – Christopher Son Richardson, piano, age 15 from Lake Forest Park, who performed Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 54, 1st movement. Jennifer Chong, piano, was awarded second place for her performance of Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16, and Andrew Liu, piano, was awarded third place for his performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, op. 18, 1st movement. The judges also announced two Honorable Mentions, which were given to Tristan Greeno, piano and Quinn Price, violin.

Pictured: Christopher Son Richardson by Stella Sick at the e-Piano International Competition in Minnesota

Stay Tuned for the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra 2015 YOUNG ARTIST CONCERTO COMPETITION

Details for the 2015 Young Artist Concerto Competition will be announced in late Spring 2014. The competition is open to all instruments (instrumental and vocal) for young musicians aged 12-21. The winner of the competition will have the opportunity to perform with Maestro Schulz and the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra on a regular season subscription concert. 

The 2015 competition will be held TBA at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Application deadline is TBA!


1.       All instruments, including strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, harp and voice, are welcome to audition.

2.       Applicants should be between the ages of 12 and 21 years old as of the competition date.

3.       Applicants need not be residents of Bainbridge Island.


1.       Acceptable works for competition include single movements of concertos or single movement solo works. Exceptions can be made, but must be approved by Maestro Schulz in advance. Voice applicants are welcome to audition with arias or solo works that fit the time requirements.

2.       Works should be between 5-20 minutes in length.

3.       All applicants must have their works pre-approved for competition by Maestro Schulz. This step is required to ensure feasibility by the BSO in regards to personnel, music procurement and preparation. 


1.       Music must be memorized.

2.       Accompaniment is required.

3.       There is an audition time limit of 10 minutes. Cuts are permissible and will have no negative impact on the judge’s evaluation. Mark any cuts clearly in the scores (i.e. orchestra tutti’s).

4.       Applicants must present two copies of the score for use by the judges (photocopies are permissible). These will be returned. Please number your measures and mark cuts.


One winner will be chosen to perform with the Bainbridge Symphony during the 2014 – 2015 Season. This person will receive publicity from Bainbridge Performing Arts, the opportunity to work with Maestro Schulz, and the privilege of performing with the BSO. The judges may designate a runner-up and/or honorable mention at their discretion. In the event a suitable winner cannot be determined, the judges reserve the right to declare no winner. All competitors will receive written comments from the judges.