Young Musicians Competition
The Young Musicians Competition provides an opportunity for students in grades 3-12 to perform for professional feedback from Columbus Symphony Orchestra musicians and collegiate faculty from around Central Ohio. The winner of the Senior Concerto Competition will be the recipient of a $500 award generously donated by the Women's Association of the CSO. Students who place high in the divisions may also have the opportunity to perform in the Ohio Theatre lobby prior to Columbus Symphony Classical Series concerts. The winner of the 2013 Young Musicians Competition was Isabelle Durrenberger, violin who performed Symphonie espagnole, Mvt. 1 by Edouard Lalo, accompanied by Dr. Christopher Durrenberger. Isabelle performed this piece with the Columbus Symphony on Wednesday, April 10 at 10:30am during the Young People's Concert. 2014 Young Musicians Competition information will be available in late Fall. Competition will be held at The Ohio State University School of Music. Concerto Competition (Grades 8–12) Senior Division non-competitive (Grades 9–12) Junior Division non-competitive (Grades 3–8).
Young Musicians Showcase
If you’ve ever come early to a Columbus Symphony Classical Series concert, you’ve probably seen some of our talented young musicians at work! Young musicians from the central Ohio area are given the opportunity to gain valuable experience by performing in the Galbreath Pavilion before every Classical Series concert. Performers include those who place at a high level in the CSO Young Musicians Competition, students of CSO musicians, & select CSYO musicians. The Young Musician’s Showcase begins approximately one hour prior to start of the concert. All participants receive two complimentary tickets to that evening’s Columbus Symphony concert.’
The Columbus Symphony’s Master Classes offer exceptional artists the opportunity to share their insight and inspiration with the community’s most talented young musicians. During the 2013-14 season, students and adults alike enjoyed master classes conducted by CSO soloists Jeffrey Kahane, piano / conductor and Vadim Guzman, violin. All classes are free and open to the public.
For more details about these programs, please call (614) 221-4916.
For the Community
Is your music booster group looking for a great fundraiser?
Community Concerts are a great way to bring a professional Columbus Symphony performance to your neighborhood while raising funds for your organization. The Columbus Symphony Orchestra is available for concerts, private events and educational dates designed to accommodate your organizational preferences.
Options include full orchestra or smaller ensembles, varying repertoire, and guest artist opportunities.
For additional information, please call (614) 221-4916.