Pearl and Julius Young Music Competition

  • 2015-2016 Season



Sunday, March 13, 2016, 12:00 PM


Dolan Hall, The Annuniation Center, The College of Saint Elizabeth



The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey is pleased to announce the 2016 Pearl & Julius Young Music Competition for young instrumental artists. 

First Prize is $1000.   The First Prize winner will perform a concerto movement at the BONJ Summer Music Festival in August, 2015. 

Second prize is $500.  Third prize is $250.  Two $100 honorable mention prizes will be awarded.

The 2015 Pearl & Julius Young Music Competition will feature 12 of the area's leading young musicians performing movements of major concertos on Sunday, March 22 starting at 12:00 Noon, Dolan Hall, The College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, New Jersey.  Admission to the concert is free.

Judges include Lynn Czae, internationally renowned pianist and President of The New York Classical Music Society; Andrew Pecota, principal musician and winds manager of BONJ and principal bassoonist with area orchestras and ensembles, and Evan Ardelle, BONJ board member and cellist.

The competition is open to instrumentalists ages 16-22  Ten finalists chosen from the applicants  will perform at Dolan Performance Hall, The College of Saint Elizabeth, on Sunday, March 22, 2015, 12:00 Noon - 3:00 PM.  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.

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