To foster musical talent in our community and give young musicians the valuable opportunity to perform as a soloist with an orchestra, the Hampton Roads Philharmonic is opening a portion of its season to feature a young soloist. Decided by an adjudicated competition, the winner will perform with the Hampton Roads Philharmonic as a featured soloist in its annual Young Artist Competition Showcase performance in March. This competition is open to instrumentalists up to age 21.

Adjudication Forms

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

Previous Winners

Grand Prize Winner – Brendan Elliott
Runner Up – Sterling Elliott
Honorable Mention – Andrew Leobolt
Encouragement Award – Ava Shedd

Grand Prize Winners – Kendall and Kearston Gonzales
Runner Up – Mary High
Honorable Mention – Maggie Jordan

Grand Prize – Ava Shedd, violinist

Second Place – Maggie Jordan, violinist

Honorable Mentions:
Mary High, flutist
Eden Crumbly, violinist
Kaylah Walker, violinist

Grand Prize – Elza Willett, Sibelius Violin Concerto

Second Place – Kendall Gonzales, Saint-Saens Cello Concerto

Third Place – Maggie Jordan, Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3

Honorable Mentions – Kaylah Walker, Czardas, Monti