Daniel Choi – Oboe – Hartsdale, NY - Student of You-sun Chung
Oliver Elkan – Piano – Forest Hills, NY - MSM Pre College
Sofia Gilchenok – Viola – Columbia, CT - Juilliard Pre College
Noam Ginsparg – Cello – Ithaca, NY - Ithaca Talent Education
David Kwak – Violin – Cresskill, NJ - Juilliard Pre College
Sarah Ma – Violin – Garden City, NY - Juilliard Pre College
Ian Maloney – Cello – Hackensack, NJ - MSM Pre College
Enako Matsumoto – Violin – New York, NY - Juilliard Pre College
Daniel Rafimayeri – Violin – New York, NY - MSM Pre College
Avery Sands Duer – Piano – Fairfield, CT - Student of Yoshie Akimoto
Sara Scanlon – Cello – Milford, CT - Juilliard Pre College
Christopher Zandieh – Piano – Muttontown, NY - Juilliard Pre College
Timothy Chooi – Violin – The Juilliard School
Hyojin Gwak – Piano - Manhattan School of Music
Dylan Kennedy – Violin - New England Conservatory
Minchae Kim – Violin – New England Conservatory
Sung Jin Lee – Viola - The Juilliard School
Yan Li – Piano – Manhattan School of Music
Derek Louie – Cello - The Juilliard School
David Mamedov – Piano – University of Cincinnati School of Music
Timothy Stephenson – Piano – IU - Jacobs School of Music
Yilun Xu – Piano - The Juilliard School
Oukalin Yin – Violin – New England Conservatory
Yingchen Zhang – Violin - New England Conservatory
Preliminary Auditions by YouTube Only!
Deadline extended to Feb 10, 2018
Semi-Finals & Final Round Auditions April 6 – April 7, 2018
Music Conservatory of Westchester
216 Central Park Avenue, White Plains, NY
In our 3rd Annual Concerto Competition,
participants compete in two divisions –
Junior (12-17, or 18 and high school senior), limited to NY, CT, NJ, MA & PA,
Senior (18-25), no geographical restrictions
3 winning spots and a monetary prize in each division.
Top winners in each division perform solo in TCO's Concerto Winners' Concert in May!
Please fill out and submit your application online at: https://fs27.formsite.com/drestivo27/TCOCompetitionApp2018/index.html
You can print the Rules and Regulations and also print and mail in the Application:
George and Sheila Drapeau
David and Natasha Restivo
Frank and Suzanne Shiner
Carmen and Rafael Forte
Georgia and Ron Frasch
Rules and Instructions:
Preliminary Round: All submissions for preliminary round must be made via YouTube by February 1st, 2018
Please make a separate video for each piece – Sonata and Concerto – and submit both. Please state your name, where you are from and what you are playing. The videos do NOT need to be a professional studio recording.
Please submit your preliminary round recordings via YouTube by following the steps below:
• Sign into YouTube.
• Click the Upload button at the top of the page.
• Before you begin uploading the video you can choose the video privacy settings.*
• Select the video you would like to upload from your computer.
• Copy the link(s) to your online application and/or email to firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
You will be notified of your acceptance to the Semi-final round by February 26th, 2018.
*If you wish to set your video as private, you must allow The Chappaqua Orchestra to view the video. To do this, add firstname.lastname@example.org to your friends list. Then go to your edit menu under Broadcasting and Sharing Options >Privacy and check email@example.com from the list. Detailed instructions can be found in the YouTube help section here.
Semi-finals: Friday, April 6th , 2018 - Participants will be notified the afternoon of April 6th if they will be in the Final Round
Final Round: Saturday, April 7th , 2018 – Final Round is open to the public.
Winner’s Concert: May 20, 2018, Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, Chappaqua, NY
$125 per applicant. Send application and checks payable to:
The Chappaqua Orchestra, P.O. Box 461, Chappaqua, NY 10514
Or pay online at: http://tcoconcertocompetitionfee2018.brownpapertickets.com
Proof of payment must be sent with application.
The deadline for submitting all materials, YouTube link and payment is February 1st, 2018
Junior Division: 12-17 or 18 and current high school senior,
Senior Division: 18-25
Audition Location: Music Conservatory of Westchester:
216 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606, 914.761.3900, www.musicconservatory.org
Preliminary Round YouTube Submission requirements:
Semi-final/Final Round requirements:
Prizes: All winners will be announced on the Chappaqua Orchestra’s website by April 9, 2018
1st Prize: $2000; Perform entire Concerto with TCO in our May Concert
2nd Prize: $1000*
3rd Prize: $500*
1st Prize: $1000; Perform 1 movement of Concerto with TCO in our May Concert
2nd Prize: $500*
3rd Prize: $300*
1st Prize winners of both divisions may have their performance played on a nationwide NYC radio station broadcast* Each 2nd and 3rd place winners from each division will have the opportunity to play in a section of TCO for our May Concert. All winners are encouraged to attend the May Concert to receive their prizes.
* Some participants will receive an Honorable Mention and will have the opportunity to sit in a section of TCO for our May Concert.
The Chappaqua Orchestra’s and the participating Judges’ decisions are final.
For any additional questions please contact the Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Winners' Concert - Saturday, May 20, 2018 at 8 pm
Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
480 N Bedford Rd, Chappaqua, NY
Julian Langford – Cello
Stonybrook University/The Juilliard School
The George and Sheila Drapeau First Prize
TCO Performs Dmitri Shostakovich's - Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Opus 107 Movement 1 - with 2017 Concerto Competition Winner- Senior Division - Julian Langford
Dylan Wu - Cello
The Juilliard Pre-College
The Frank and Suzanne Shiner First Prize
TCO Performs Tchaikovsky's - Pezzo Capriccioso, Op. 62 - with 2017 Concerto Competition Winner- Junior Division - Dylan Wu
Georgia Lazaridou – Piano
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
The Rita Ross Second Prize
Radoslawa Jasik – Piano
The New School – Mannes
The David and Natalia Restivo Third Prize
Sara Scanlon – Cello
The Juilliard Pre-College
The Carmen and Rafael Forte Second Prize
William Tang – Piano
Hunter College High School/Manhattan School of Music Pre-College
The Georgia and Ron Frasch Third Prize
Visit the YouTube link below to watch The Chappaqua Orchestra's 2016 Concerto Competition 1st place winner – Sakurako Saimaru – perform the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto No.1 E minor, Op. 64 and her encore of the Bach Sonata.