Young Artists Competition

Annual Young Artists Competition

The Young Artists Competition is held annually to promote and encourage talented student musicians across the region. Young musicians may compete in one of nine divisions. A jury of regional professional musicians evaluates the competitors. There will be cash prizes in each category. For information about the Young Artists Competition, contact the Symphony office at (509) 943-6602.

61st Young Artists Competition Winners

2021 Overall Winners:

Overall Winner – Senior Division

Eduardo Muniz Villa

2021 Honorable Mention:
Jonathan Crosier

Overall Winner – Junior Division

Alvin Liu

2020 Overall Winners:
Hannah Schafer
Sana Schiffern

2020 Division Winners:
Braelin Carter, Senior Winds/Other
Nathan Hu, Senior Piano
Hannah Schafer, Senior Strings
Sana Schiffern, Intermediate Piano
Jonathan Crosier, Intermediate Strings
Alice Xu, Primary Piano
Darin Choi, Primary Strings

2020 Overall Winners:
Hannah Schafer
Sana Schiffern

2020 Division Winners:
Braelin Carter, Senior Winds/Other
Nathan Hu, Senior Piano
Hannah Schafer, Senior Strings
Sana Schiffern, Intermediate Piano
Jonathan Crosier, Intermediate Strings
Alice Xu, Primary Piano
Darin Choi, Primary Strings

2019 Overall Winners:
Anastasia Crosier
Joshua Wu

2019 Division Winners:
Thomas Kaminsky, Senior Winds
Izzabella Evangelista, Senior Piano
Anastasia Crosier, Senior Strings
Audrey Xu, Intermediate Piano
Eduardo Muniz, Intermediate Strings
Joshua Wu, Primary Strings

2015 Overall Winners:
Grant Bender
Nathan Hu

2015 Division Winners:
Grant Bender, Senior, other
Nathan Hu, Primary, piano
Rebecca Qian, Intermediate, piano
Anastasia Crosier, Primary, strings
Valeria Heredia, Intermediate, strings
Tommy Mahew, Senior, strings
Katherine Moon, Senior, piano

2014 Overall Winners:
Katherine Moon
Katharine Zorich

2014 Division Winners:
Tobin Castellano, Senior, strings
Lisa Hu, Intermediate, strings
Nathan Hu, Primary, piano
Geoffrey McKay, Senior, other instrument
Katherine Moon, Intermediate, piano
Jason Zhuang, Primary, strings
Katharine Zorich, Senior, piano

2013 Winners:
Justin-James Chua, piano
Diana Wang, violin

2012 Winners:
Carlie Berry, piano
Emily Campagna, violin