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 a soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

2018 Young Artist Competition guidelines, approved repertoire list, and application

The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 9, 2018.  Semifinal round and final round auditions (by invitation only) will take place Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Bass Performance Hall and will be open to the public. 


Congratulations to the 2017 Young Artist Competition Winner, pianist Daniel Che!
(pictured below with Maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya)


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

2016
Sai Sai Ding, cello
(pictured at right with Maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya)

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