The orchestra would like to announce the following results for the 5th annual 2020 Young Artist Competition. Judges awarded a Grand Prize, Second Place, and Third Place awards. Scoring was exceptionally competitive, and each winner and many other competitors demonstrated outstanding preparation and the musical maturity needed to perform as a soloist. Thank you to all performers who participated. We enjoyed each of your performances and applaud your hard work and diligent preparation.

Although the orchestra’s goal with this competition is to showcase these outstanding young soloists in concert, the state of live performance continues to remain uncertain for the near future. The orchestra will continue to monitor public health and safety guidelines, and we eagerly await our return to the stage when we can do so safely. The HRP will be in touch with winners about possible future performing opportunities but cannot commit to any programming decisions at this time.


Grand Prize

Eden Crumbly, Bruch Violin Concerto

Second Place
Kearston Gonzales, Mozart Violin Concerto in G

Third Place
Tyler Hyun, Hindemith “Der Schwanendreher” Concerto for Viola

Adjudication Forms

If you would like a copy of your adjudication forms, please contact the orchestra at or respond to the competition email. We hope that these comments will serve as valuable feedback to each competitor.

2021 Competition

Exact details regarding the 2021 competition will be published as soon as they are confirmed. It is anticipated that the orchestra will continue to host this competition in the first or second week in November 2021. Rules are expected to remain unchanged.

Additionally, the HRP plans to begin providing a high-quality recording of each competitor’s performance, which we hope will provide valuable insight combined with each judge’s comments.

Each year we are working on increasing the support for this competition. We’re excited to continue building it into what we hope will be a well-regarded event within the music community.