Congratulations to our 2023 winners
• 1st place pianist Benny Wang (Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1, mvt. 1)
• 2nd place violinist Hugo Chen (Wieniawski – Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 22, mvt. 1)
• 3rd place pianist Roxanne Park (Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 18, mvt. 3)

LRSO's 2024 competition is open.

The competition promotes young classical musicians and encourages their musical advancement by providing an opportunity to rehearse and perform with a symphony orchestra. Hover over some recent winners below.

First prize is a $500 award. Second and Third place winners will receive $300 and $200 awards respectively. The first place winner will perform with the LRSO during the 2024-2025 season. Please note: Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 we cannot guarantee the performance opportunity.

  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • The competition is open to New Hampshire students in grades 8-11 who play an orchestral instrument, including piano.
  • Previous first-place winners of this competition are ineligible.
  • The student will video record a fast movement of a concerto from standard orchestral repertoire, or similar.
  • Students moving on to the live round of auditions will be notified by mid-March 2024, and live auditions will take place in early May 2024,.
  • The winning soloist is expected to attend rehearsals on Monday evenings in late October / early November 2024.
  • The concert has been held at Plymouth State University, but may be held at Inter-Lakes Auditorium in Meredith.
    Exact concert date and location are TBD, but we anticipate November 2, 2024 at Plymouth State University.

Application Materials


If you have any questions, please contact:

Debbi Gibson
LRSO Concerto Competition Manager
treblemakerdg (at)

Recent Winners