The VSO School of Music Future of Excellence Prize

The VSO School of Music Future of Excellence Concerto Competition promotes, celebrates and supports the aspirations and achievements of young musicians studying at the VSO School of Music.

The Competition is held annually in Pyatt Hall at the VSO School of Music in downtown Vancouver and seeks to offer scholarship funding, recital and professional development opportunities and the chance to appear as a soloist in concert with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra during the following season. Participants must be enrolled in at least two terms of weekly 60min private lessons at the VSO School of Music. 

The 2017 competition is now closed. Deadline to apply was MARCH 31, 2017
Registration for the 2018 competition will open in January.

The Competition is held in two divisions: Junior (6-13yr olds) and Senior (14-19yr olds) and is open to the following:

  • Piano
  • Strings: (Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Classical Guitar, Harp)
  • Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion:  (Flute, Oboe and English Horn, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Euphonium; Percussion: Timpani, Marimba, Vibraphone, Snare Drum)
  • Voice

2017 Future of Excellence Adjudication Panel:

 

2016-17 Future of Excellence Competition (Senior Division)
Winner: Emma Hoglund (piano)
Finalists: Diana Agasian (soprano)
2016-17 Future of Excellence Competition (Junior Division)
Winner: Ireh Kim (marimba)
Finalists: Kai Chow (violin); Brayden Liu (piano)

2015-16 Future of Excellence Competition (Senior Division)
Winner: Matthew Yep (violin)
Finalists: Esther Kwon (flute); Zach Masri (marimba) 
2015-16 Future of Excellence Competition (Junior Division)
Winner: Joshua Tromans (piano)
Finalists: Da-Wei Chan (violin); Kai Chow (violin); Mischa Gerbrecht (piano)

2014-15 Future of Excellence Competition (Senior Division)
Winner: Albert Seo (cello)
Finalists: Evan Gratham (double bass); Matthew Yep (violin); Tate Zawadiuk (cello) 
2014-15 Future of Excellence Competition (Junior Division)
Winner: Alan (Xu Kun) Liu (classical guitar)
Finalists: Kai Chow (violin); Joshua Tromans (piano)

2013-14 Future of Excellence Competition
Winner: Lucy Wang (violin)
Finalists: Albert Seo (cello); Ben Su (piano)

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT & ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS 
GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY THE WILLIAM & IRENE McEWEN FUND

The Future of Excellence Concerto Competition is provided support by 

 

 

 

 

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