Congratulations to our 2022 winners
• 1st place violinist Sean Jang (Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47)
• 2nd place flutists Akira McDowell & Elsie Munsterteiger (Vivaldi Concerto for Two Flutes RV533)
• 3rd place violinist Jennifer Jang (Lalo Symphonie Espagnole)

LRSO's 2023 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 2023-2024 season. Please note: Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 we cannot guarantee the performance opportunity.

  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2023
  • 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 2023, and live auditions will likely take place in May 2023, either in-person or online.
  • The winning soloist is expected to attend rehearsals on Monday evenings in late October / early November 2023.
  • 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.

Application Materials


If you have any questions, please contact:

Debbi Gibson
LRSO Concerto Competition Coordinator
treblemakerdg (at)

Recent Winners