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Concerto & Aria Competition

Every two years, orchestra@uwaterloo holds a Concerto and Aria Competition that is open to UW students and recent graduates, and is judged by a panel of professional musicians. Winners perform as soloists with the orchestra in a public concert.

2018 CONCERTO and ARIA COMPETITION: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Winner's performance with orchestra: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Deadline for Application: Friday, October 27, 2017

Competition sponsored by Professor David Taylor


Eligibility

Prizes


Application Forms (Download and print)

Application for instrumentalists    Application for singers


Listen to previous winners



2016 Concerto and Aria Competition
Sponsored by Phyllis and James Forsyth

Winner: Sojung Park, piano
Sojung will perform Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto with orchestra@uwaterloo on Thursday March 31, 2016.

Second Prize: Fred Xu, violin
Fred will perform Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with orchestra@uwaterloo on Thursday December 1, 2016.

Second Prize: George Fan, saxophone
George will perform Glazunov's Saxophone Concerto with orchestra@uwaterloo on Thursday March 30, 2017.


2014 Concerto and Aria Competition
Sponsored by David Taylor

Winner: Jennifer Roloff, oboe
Jennifer performed Richard Strauss’ Oboe Concerto with orchestra@uwaterloo on April 3, 2014


2012 Concerto and Aria Competition
Sponsored by Phyllis and Jim Forsyth

Winner: Andrew Song, violin
Andrew performed Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor with orchestra@uwaterloo on March 29, 2012.

Winner: Nat Leung, piano
Nat will perform Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor with orchestra@uwaterloo on November 29, 2012


2010 Concerto and Aria Competition
Sponsored by Professor David Taylor

Winner: Taylor Cao, piano
Taylor performed Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor with orchestra@uwaterloo on April 1, 2010.

Second Prize: Edward Cho, piano and cello
On December 2, 2010, Edward performed excerpts from two concerti with orchestra@uwaterloo:


2008 Concerto and Aria Competition
Sponsored by Phyllis and Jim Forsyth

Winner: Taylor Wang, piano
Taylor performed Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 (I. Maestoso) with orchestra@uwaterloo on April 3, 2008.

Winner: Martin Walker, flute
Martin performed Mozart's Flute Concert in G, K. 313 with orchestra@uwaterloo in Fall 2008.


2006 Concerto and Aria Competition
Sponsored by Professor David Taylor

First Prize: Alan Li, piano
Alan performed Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 with orchestra@uwaterloo on March 23, 2006.

Second Prize: Jeffrey Quilliam, clarinet
Jeffrey performed Mozart's Clarinet Concerto with orchestra@uwaterloo on November 30, 2006.

Second Prize: Wallace Wu, violin
Wallace performed Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with orchestra@uwaterloo on March 22, 2007.

Finalists: Jonathan Au, Amanda Kind, Dane Wendell, Sarah Widmeyer