The Fort Worth Symphony's Young Artist Competition is held every spring and is open to exceptional young instrumentalists and vocalists, age 18 and under, in the state of Texas. The first prize winner receives a $5,000 scholarship made possible by a grant from the Lowe Foundation, as well as the opportunity to perform as soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

Click here to download the 2017 Young Artist Competition guidelines, approved repertoire list, and application.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, February 20, 2017. Semifinal round auditions (by invitation only) will take place Monday, March 20, 2017 at Van Cliburn Recital Hall and are closed to the public. Final round auditions will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2017 (time TBD) on stage at Bass Performance Hall and will be open to the public.


Congratulations to the 2016 Young Artist Competition Winner, cellist Sai Sai Ding!
(pictured below with Maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya)


We are proud of these talented past winners of the Fort Worth Symphony's Young Artist Competition!

2015
Jason Wang, violin
(pictured at right with Maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya and
Concertmaster Michael Shih)

Honorable Mention: Caitlin Hale Daniels, voice
Honorable Mention: Haeun Moon, violin

2014
Grace Song, violin
Adam Phan, harp
(pictured at right)

2013
Evan Ritter, piano

2012
Ruth Chang, violin
Brian Zhao, cello

2011
Katelan Terrell, piano

2010
Jessica Russell, harp

2009
Sahun "Sam" Hong, piano

2008
Alexandra Switala, violin

2007
Rebecca Glass, viola

2006
Wyndham Tsai, cello


For questions regarding the Young Artist Competition, please contact Lindsey Branch, Director of Education & Community Programs, at lbranch@fwsymphony.org.