About the Oregon Sinfonietta Concerto Competition


Each season the Oregon Sinfonietta offers three young area musicians the opportunity to perform a full concerto. The winner in each category will be awarded $1,000, on the condition they perform with the orchestra at the concert.


The Concerto Competition for our 2023–2024 season has ended. Congratulations to our winners: 


Ziqi (Kevin) He will perform Wagenseil’s Concerto for Trombone on January 21, 2024. 

Erica Yang will perform Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy for Violin on March 17, 2024. 

Hansen Berrett will perform Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major on May 19, 2024. 

Enter Now for the Oregon Sinfonietta 2024–2025 Season Concerto Competition


2024–2025 Season Audition and Concert Repertoire:

FLUTE Reinecke: Concerto for  Flute in D, op. 283
              January 19, 2025 concert


CELLO — Lalo: Cello Concerto in D Minor

               March 16, 2025 concert


PIANO — Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, op. 73 (“Emperor”)
              May 11, 2025 concert


APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 28, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.

AUDITIONS: October 5, 2024 at Clark College in Vancouver, WA. (Time TBA.)

Applicants must be no more than age 22 as of December 31, 2024.

PIANISTS are expected to have the FIRST MOVEMENT of the concerto memorized for the audition. The winner will be expected to prepare the ENTIRE CONCERTO for the May concert.

FLUTISTS and CELLISTS must prepare the ENTIRE CONCERTO for the audition. They are encouraged to have their work memorized, but it is not required.

All musicians are to audition without accompaniment.

The 2024–2025 Concerto Competition forms are now available. Please click on the links below to download the competition flyer and the application form.

Oregon Sinfonietta 2024–2025 Competition Flyer: Flute, Cello and Piano

Oregon Sinfonietta Competition Application: September 28, 2024 Deadline

If you have further questions, please call please call (503) 285-7621 or (360) 944-9628, or e-mail cc1maestro@aol.com or info@oregonsinfonietta.org.


The Oregon Sinfonietta would like to thank the Jerry and Donna Smith Family Foundation for their generous annual donation to help fund the Concerto Competition.