Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra

Concerto Competition

Annual Concerto Competition

Symphonic Orchestra members are eligible to win the privilege of performing one movement of a concerto at the Richardson Auditorium Annual Spring Concert.  Concerto auditions are held in January.

Interested students apply to audition, noting the repertoire selected for the competition, by an announced deadline. The Music Director approves the choice of concerto prior to the application.  The entire composition must be memorized. There is no charge for a concerto audition; however, students must provide a piano accompanist.

2014 – 2015 Concerto Competition Winner

Louis Petitjean

IMG_2245Louis is a high school Junior at the Rutgers Preparatory School and is a member of the Westminster Conservatory “Young Artist Program” in Princeton. He started piano at the age of six, and by the time he was 13, he was performing on piano biannually, both solo and in chamber groups. When he was 15, he joined the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra (GPYO) Concert Orchestra, as a flutist, and has since joined the Symphonic Orchestra. In 2012 and 2013, Louis was a member of the “Young Artist Summer Program” at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. He is currently a piano student of Dr. Nina Lelchuk’s, who is an esteemed teacher at Queens College, and is a flute student of Kevin Willois’s. He hopes to attain an MD/PhD degree in order to pursue the interfaces of scientific research, medicine, and technology to help solve some of humanity’s greatest health problems.

2013 – 2014 Concerto Competition Winner

Kasia Dobrzycka

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2012 – 2013 Concerto Competition Winner

Dallas Noble

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