NYS concerto competition

Congratulations to the 2021 winners of the NYS Concerto Competition, Noah Dorfsman on cello, and Sophia Lauterbach on flute. Due to Covid-19 precautions, both of the 2021 winners recorded their performance on the Norwalk Concert Hall stage without an audience. For competition guidelines, scroll down.

previous Winners

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Woongki Hong

2020, Weber Clarinet Concerto, 1st mvmt

00:00 / 08:37

Wujin Kim

2017, Lalo Cello Concerto, 3rd mvmt

00:00 / 01:04

Sadie Goodman

2019, Borne Carmen Fantasy

00:00 / 11:32

Eric Hirsch

2016, Georges Hue Fantaisie for Flute

00:00 / 08:13
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Seohyun (Cece) Hong

2018, Reinecke Flute Concerto, 1st mvmt

00:00 / 08:29

Emily Azzarito

2015, Elgar Cello Concerto, IV Allegro

00:00 / 12:18
Ankit Anil

2014, Walton Viola Concerto

Andrew Sabine

2009, Weber Concertino for Clarinet, Opus 26

Michael Szeto

2005, Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Opus 64

Matthew Henninger

2013, Weber Clarinet Concerto 1 in F minor

Andrew Monk

2008, Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, 3rd mvmt

Christine Xu

2011, Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor, Opus 16

Victoria Cheng

2007, Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Opus 47, 3rd mvmt

The Norwalk Youth Symphony Concerto Competition is held every year for members of Principal Orchestra. The winner performs a movement of a concerto with the orchestra at the Winter Concert. All Principal Orchestra members who wish to audition may do so in January. MUSIC TO BE PERFORMED AT THE COMPETITION MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE PRINCIPAL ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR NO LATER THAN THE FIRST REHEARSAL IN NOVEMBER. This insures that (a) the work being prepared is playable by the orchestra and (b) the music will not have to be rented.