Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra

Concerto Competition

Annual Concerto Competition

Each year, GPYO invites members of the Symphonic Orchestra to compete for an opportunity to perform as a soloist with the Symphonic Orchestra at the annual Richardson Auditorium Concert.  In addition to Symphonic Orchestra students, Concert Orchestra members who play piano are also eligible to audition, if piano is their primary instrument. 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.  Accompanists (provided by the students) are allowed but not required.

2015 – 2016 Concerto Competition Winner

Jessie Lee


 Jessie Lee is a 10th grade student at Metuchen High School and has been playing the violin since she was eight. Her current private teacher is Sharon Gayoung Cho. Jessie has been participating in Regional and All state orchestras since 7th grade.


2014 – 2015 Concerto Competition Winner

Louis Petitjean



2013 – 2014 Concerto Competition Winner

Kasia Dobrzycka

Kasia copy



2012 – 2013 Concerto Competition Winner

Dallas Noble

Dallas Noble