Performing on stage with the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra (FBSO) is the highlight of winning the orchestra’s annual concerto competition according to previous winners and FBSO is once again offering the dream gig. Applications for FBSO’s 13th Annual Young Artist Concerto Competition are now available online and must be postmarked by December 31.
The competition, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19 at Sherman Clay Piano in Houston, is open to Texas residents who are 18 years of age and younger. Contestants must perform, from memory, one movement from a concerto or a work from the standard repertoire for solo instrument with orchestral accompaniment that lasts no longer than 12 minutes.
“The Fort Bend Symphony is committed to fostering student musicians,” said Janet Larke, chairperson for the competition. “We are constantly amazed at the high standard of musical talent displayed by these students and our audiences are always impressed by the outstanding performances of these young musicians.”
In addition to performing with FBSO at its February concert, the winner receives a $500 scholarship.