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 Future of Excellence Concerto Competition will be held on these dates:
- Thursday, May 25, 2017 Junior Division Preliminary Round
- Friday, May 26, 2017 Senior Division Preliminary Round
- Friday, June 2, 2017 FINAL ROUND (Both Divisions) 

Please click HERE for the 2017 competition guidelines
The 2017 competition is now closed. Deadline to apply was MARCH 31, 2017

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: TBA Friday June 2, 2017
Finalists: 
2016-17 Future of Excellence Competition (Junior Division)
Winner: TBA Friday June 2, 2017
Finalists: 

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)

 

The Future of Excellence Concerto Competition is provided support by 

 

 

 

 

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