Fall Youth Concerto Competition

Young Artist

Fall Youth Concerto Competition

Congratulations to our 2018 winners!

Ava Kenney, 8th grade

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Mvt. 3

Jane Story, 6th grade

Haydn Violin Concerto No. 2, Mvt. 1

Read Ms. Kenney and Ms. Story’s biographies

The Fall Youth Concerto Competition provides outstanding young instrumentalists in grades 3-8 with the opportunity to perform solo repertoire with John DeMain and the Madison Symphony Orchestra at the annual Fall Youth Concerts. Winners also receive a scholarship to attend the UW-Madison Summer Music Clinic. Contact MSO Director of Education and Community Engagement Kathryn Schwarzmann at kschwarzmann@madisonsymphony.org with any questions.


How fortunate I am to be able to play with a professional orchestra at the age of 11. Thank you MSO for the most wonderful opportunity to perform with you on the Overture Stage! I will cherish this moment forever!

– Past Winner

Special thanks to Farley’s House of Pianos for providing the pianos for our Young Artist Competition auditions

Farley's House of Pianos