BOLZ YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION
2015 finalists: Vivian Wilhelms, Maya Pierick, Isabella Wu, and Julian Rhee
Click here to download the 2016 application.
Due Friday, October 23, 2015.
Saturday, November 7, 2015 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bethel Lutheran Church, 312 Wisconsin Ave., Madison, WI 53703
Closed to the public
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St., Madison, WI 53703
Open to the public
FINAL ROUND "FINAL FORTE"-With guest co-host Christopher O’Riley
Friday, January 29, 2016 7:00 pm
Overture Hall in Overture Center for the Arts
More information about the Final Forte can be found here.
The Bolz Young Artist Competition is a highly regarded statewide competition in which Wisconsin’s young musicians compete for scholarships and the opportunity to perform as soloists with the MSO. The competition is open to Wisconsin residents in grades 9-12 who play violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, harp, piano, percussion, saxophone, organ, or classical guitar. Previous winners may not compete in consecutive years on the same instrument. Contracted musicians of the MSO are ineligible.
To enter into the competition, please fill out this application form and return it with the $30 non-refundable entry fee, payable to the Madison Symphony Orchestra, by Friday, October 23, 2015. Winners of the Bolz Young Artist Competition are featured as soloists with the MSO during the Spring Young People’s Concert. Each winner also receives a $2000 scholarship and the Marian Bolz Prize for Distinguished Musical Achievement or the Steenbock Youth Music Award. Up to two Honorable Mention scholarships of $1000 may also be awarded.
Julian Rhee, violin-1st Place
Vivian Wilhelms, piano-2nd Place
Maya Pierick, harp-Honorable Mention
Isabella Wu, piano-Honorable Mention