Announcing the 2016 Pearl and Julius Young Competition

The Baroque Orchestra is pleased to announce the date and opening of applications for the 2016 Pearl and Julius Young Competition. Click through to read more.

Download an application for the 2016 Pearl & Julius Young Music Competition

The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey is pleased to announce The 2016 Pearl & Julius Young Music Competition for young instrumental artists, ages 16-22.    Artists are welcome to apply from anywhere in The United States or internationally.

First Prize is $1000. The First Prize winner will perform a concerto movement at the BONJ Summer Music Festival in August, 2016. Second prize is $500.  Third prize is $250.  Two $100 honorable mention prizes will be awarded. Judges will include principal musicians from the orchestra and guest artists.

Finalists chosen from the applicants will perform at Dolan Performance Hall, The Anunciation Center, The College of Saint Elizabeth, on Sunday, March 13, 2016, 12:00-3:00 PM.  Artists will be able to warm-up starting at 10:00 AM.  Finalists may perform with their own pianist or with a pianist provided by the orchestra.  Non-keyboard finalists must perform one movement from a concerto from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Modern eras.   Pianists must perform a movement from a sonata or an equivalent work.

Downoad and fill out the application and mail with a check for the non-refundable application fee of $25 (payable to BONJ)  Include a brief biography or resume, letter of recommendation and a CD, DVD or YouTube Link of you in performance.  Applications must be received by December 31, 2015. Finalists will be notified by January 20, 2016.   Please mail to: Lisa Young, Chairperson, 24 Edgar Road, West Orange, New Jersey, 07052.

2016 Pearl & Julius Young Music Competition Application


Past Winners of The Pearl & Julius Young Music Competition

Works Performed with BONJ

Hyunmin Choo Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Flute Concerto in G
Saraswathi Shukla Johann Sebastian Bach    Harpsichord Concerto in A
Vincent Ip      Felix Mendelssohn     Piano Concerto #1
Celil Refik Kaya   Derwyn Holder      Guitar Concerto
Tristan Siegel Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Violin Concerto #5
NaYoung Yang     Felix Mendelssohn            Violin Concerto
Jessica Smith   Wolgang Amadeus Mozart Clarinet Concerto
Soyeong Park      Tomaso Vitali    Ciacona
Alex Bickard  Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf Concerto for Bass in E
Ke Zhu    Petr Tchaikovsky  Violin Concerto
Miranda Liu Antonio Vivaldi   The Four Seasons












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