This application closed on Monday February 19, 2024.
The Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hennings-Fischer Foundation are pleased to accept applications for the upcoming 23rd annual Young Artist Competition. The competition is open to all instrumentalists (except piano) age 30 and under as of February 24, 2024, and this year, we are pleased to announce that the vocal portion competition is back, so singers are encouraged to apply!
Preliminary rounds will take place on Thursday/Friday, February 22-23, 2024 with the finals on Saturday, February 24th, 2024 at the Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles (200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012). The preliminaries will take place in Room G240 from 6-10pm. The finals will be held as a public concert with an audience in Mayman Hall at the Colburn School at 7:00pm on Saturday, February 24th, 2024.
There will be one or more grand prize winners in the instrumental and vocal categories and the winner(s) will appear with the Burbank Philharmonic in a regular subscription concert in the 2024-25 or 2025-26 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). For singers, please prepare three contrasting arias from the standard opera repertoire. 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.