We are proud to announce the 2017 Young Artist Competition Winner: Rufus Bordal, Piano. To learn more about Rufus, click here
The Pasadena Community Orchestra conducts an annual competition to identify, assist and feature talented young musicians in the furtherance of their musical career and education. The winner of the competition will appear as a Guest Soloist with the Pasadena Community Orchestra and receive a $500 cash award. Musicians between the ages of 16 to 25 years old are eligible to submit their application.
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Prior Young Artist Competition Winners Include:
2016 Alexander Agate, piano
2015 Aubree Oliverson, violin
2014 Han Bin Yoon, cello
2013 Tianpeng Yu, piano
2012 Nathan Kirchhoff, bassoon
2011 Caitlin Kelley, violin
2010 Marina Chen, violin
2009 Solomon Liang, violin
2008 Kristina Jacinth, piano
2007 Vijay Venkatesh, piano
2006 Jennifer Chang, cello
2005 Alaina Bercilla, flute
2004 Michele Danielle Lee, piano
2003 Grace Cho, piano
2002 Michelle Lee, piano
2001 Shelly Ren, violin
2000 Kamil Musaev, cello
1999 Amy Bowers, trombone
1998 Julia Cser, violin
Frieda Keck Young Artist Award Fund
Frieda was a long-time member of the Pasadena Community Orchestra in the second violin section, and served on the board of directors. She loved children and taught violin in her home for many years. After she passed away in 2007, we were surprised and honored to discover she had left us a very generous monetary gift.
In the spirit of her legacy of supporting young musicians, PCO is pleased to apply her generosity towards sponsorship of our annual Young Artist Competition.
This Project was funded (in part) by a grant from Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts and the City of Pasadena.