This application closed on Monday February 27, 2023.
The Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hennings-Fischer Foundation are pleased to accept applications for the upcoming 22nd annual Young Artist Competition. The competition is open to all instrumentalists (except piano) under age 30 as of March 4, 2023. (Unfortunately, this year’s competition will not include the opera category. Please check back in 2024.)
Preliminary rounds will take place on Friday, March 3rd, 2023 and the finals on Saturday, March 4th, 2023, both at the Colburn School (200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012). The finals will be held as a public concert with an audience in Mayman Hall at the Colburn School at 7:00pm on Saturday, March 4, 2023.
There will be one or more grand prize winners in the instrumental category and winners will appear with the Burbank Philharmonic in a regular subscription concert in the 2023-24 or 2024-25 season and receive a cash prize of $1,000 at the time of performance.
For instrumental applicants, a full concerto from the standard repertoire is required (memorization preferred). You must bring your own accompanist to the preliminary and final rounds. If you would like to change repertoire before the competition, you do not have to contact us. Please bring one copy of a piano or solo score to the preliminary and final rounds. Recent past winners and finalists of the Burbank Philharmonic Hennings-Fischer competition have included Sopranos Julie Adams and Angela Meade; Violinists Nigel Armstrong, Aubree Oliverson, Heidi & Alexis Hatch and cellist Keith Williams.