BOLZ YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION
2016 finalists (l-r): Audrianna Wu, Liam Mayo, Tabby Rhee, Robert Rockman
Download the 2017 application.
Application and $30 non-refundable entry fee due Fri., Dec. 16, 2016.
Sat., Jan. 7, 2017, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Bethel Lutheran Church, 312 Wisconsin Ave., Madison, WI 53703
Closed to the public
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St., Madison, WI 53703
Open to the public
Final Round: "Final Forte"
Wed., Mar. 29, 2017, 7 p.m.
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.
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.
First Place: Robert Rockman, marimba
Second Place: Tabby Rhee, violin
Honorable Mention: Liam Mayo, piano
Honorable Mention: Audrianna Wu, piano
First Place: Julian Rhee, violin
Second Place: Vivian Wilhelms, piano
Honorable Mention: Maya Pierick, harp
Honorable Mention: Isabella Wu, piano