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Thirty-Eighth Annual Concerto Competition

January 6, 2007

Whitney Center
200 Leeder Hill Drive
Hamden, CT 06517

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The Hamden Symphony Orchestra at Quinnipiac is a non-profit community organization devoted to the performance of fine music. During our ninth season, in 1970, we established a concerto competition with the desire to nurture the special musical gifts of young people in the community. Since then our orchestra has featured these players in one concert each season and we and our audiences have delighted in sharing many fine performances.

It is our intention not only to recognize superior artistic accomplishment but also to foster development of each individual's potential through participation in this exercise. The experience of learning a concerto and playing before a panel of judges can be quite valuable personally as well as musically. We hope you share this viewpoint and will encourage your students to participate in this activity.


This competition is open to students in grades 9 - 12 who study voice, piano, or any orchestral instruments and meet the following requirements:
  1. must reside, attend school and/or study music with a teacher in New Haven County,
  2. must have a note of recommendation from a music teacher,
  3. must be able to perform with the orchestra at the Concerto Competition Concert on Sunday, May 6, 2007.

  1. Audition music will consist of one concerto movement or solo work with orchestra and is subject to the approval of the Music Director. Works must be in the public domain.
  2. The performer is required to provide his or her own accompanist.
  3. Memorization is desirable but not required.


Awards will be presented at the Concerto Competition Concert on May 6, 2007.


Application forms may be obtained from public school music teachers, by writing to:

HSOQ Concerto Competition
PO Box 185412
Hamden, CT 06518

or by download at the bottom of this page.

Questions? eMail: HSOrch@aol.com or call Joanne Rondestvedt at (203) 248-0178.
Application deadline is December 15, 2006

Application Fee: $25.00

2007 Competition Download information and application in Adobe Acrobat format (.pdf)

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Congratulations to all the participants in the Thirty-Eighth Annual Concerto Competition for Young Musicians sponsored by the Hamden Symphony Orchestra at Quinnipiac. We were fortunate to have a large number of extremely talented entrants, which made the decision of the judges very challenging.

The judges have selected the following three musicians (in alphabetical order) to perform with the Hamden Symphony Orchestra at Quinnipiac at the Goldenbells Festival Concert sponsored by the Hamden Rotary Club:

Jennifer Ge, piano
Katherine Scahill, violin
Yuqi Zhang, piano

Additionally, the judges selected the following six musicians (in alphabetical order) to receive Special Recognition Awards for their artistic accomplishment:

Jonathan Chang, violoncello
Alex Chen, violin
Jeongeun Kil, flute
Lorenzo Kleine, clarinet
Leandra Mosca, violin
Christopher Sondej, violoncello

Once again, congratulations to all of you on your musical achievements!

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