Young Artist Concerto Competition

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NJIO sponsors their Young Artists Concerto Competition every spring. The Competition is open to musicians from throughout New Jersey, currently in grades 6-11. Winners will receive cash prizes, gift certificates and an opportunity to perform with the orchestra during the following season. The winners represent the brightest stars among young artists from the Garden State.

10th NJIO Young Artists Concerto Competition

May 18, 2017

2017 Flyer Coming Soon

2017 Application Coming Soon

Congratulations to our 2016 Young Artist Concerto Competition winners!

First Place winner: Angela Zhao, piano

Second Place winner: Sea Yoon, violin

Honorable Mentions: Sasha Kandybin, violin; Daniel Wang, flute; Eilene Lee, violin

Thank you to all of the exceptional musicians who entered this competition!

Previous Young Artists Concerto Competition Winners


First Place: Alyssa Kim, violin

Second Place: Heechan Ku, cello

Honorable Mentions:

Evangelia Diplas, Marie Louise James, Christian Maloney, Coco Mi, Dallas Noble, Eunice Park, Daniel Seog, Carolyn Wong


First Place: Elizabeth Hendy, violin

Second Place: Serena Huang, flute

Honorable Mentions:

Coco Mi, violin

Johanna Nowik, viola


First Place: Zachary Mowitz, cello

Second Place: Albert Cao, violin

Honorable Mentions:

Elizabeth Hendy, violin
Euihyun Kim, violin
Jimin Kook, viola
Johanna Nowik, viola
Natsuko Takashima, violin


First Place: Noel Kim, violin

Second Place: Soyeong Park, violin


First Place: Jessica Hong, cello

Second Place: NaYoung Yang, violin


First Place: Sophia Bacelar, cello

Second Place: Alex Wang, violin