The Lewisville Lake Symphony announces International Strings Competition
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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2012/9/7 23:00:00 (443 reads)
|Adron Ming, the Lewisville Lake Symphony’s Music Director/Conductor announces the new International Strings Competition. (Photo by Nancy Loch)Adron Ming, Music Director/ Conductor of the Lewisville Lake Symphony, announced a new competition for college musicians planning a professional career in music. It will focus on piano in even-numbered years and strings in odd years. The first competition, held in 2013, will be for strings.
Said the Maestro, “The competition is open to violins, violas, cellos and bass players between 18 and 24. The first prize winner is awarded $2,000 and performs as guest soloist with the Symphony in the opening concert of the 2013-2014 season in September 2013. The second prize is $500 and an opportunity to perform in the International Chamber Series.”
R Neil Ferguson, the Symphony Association Chair, said that the Symphony received a lot of assistance from board member Dr. Pamela Mia Paul, Regents Professor of Piano at the University of North Texas. “Dr. Paul,” he said, “helped greatly in making sure the Competition’s rules fitted the formats broadly used in the United States and overseas. She also set up the audition venue and logistics at UNT’s College of Music.”
Added Ferguson “The first round requires entrants to submit YouTube performances. A small number of those entrants will be invited to perform in the live audition on March 19, 2013 at UNT in Denton, Texas.”
Full details, including repertory and application forms are available on the Symphony’s website at www.lewisvillesymphony.org
The all-professional Lewisville Lake Symphony has been described by the Dallas Morning News as one of the most respected regional orchestras in Texas.
Basic Competition rules in summary
First Prize is $2,000 and includes an invitation to perform with the Lewisville Lake Symphony at the opening concert of the 2013/2014 season in September 2013. The prize money will be awarded at the concert.
Second Prize is $500 and includes the opportunity to schedule a recital on the symphony’s International Chamber Series for an additional $250, to be awarded at the time of the recital.
Competition - Preliminary round
The preliminary round will be judged from YouTube videos submitted by applicants no later than midnight January 15, 2013.
The final round will be a live audition on March 9, 2013 before a panel of distinguished judges on the campus of the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.
The 2013 Strings competition is open to violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists enrolled at an accredited university, college, or conservatory that are between the ages of 18 - 24 on the March 9, 2013 audition date.
There is a non-refundable application fee of $75.
Contestants must provide their own accompanist or use one provided by the symphony for an additional $75.
Transportation and accommodations
Transportation and accommodations are the responsibility of the contestants and of the winners performing in Symphony Series and International Chamber Series concerts.
For complete rules and online application procedure, visit the symphony’s website: