The Rivers School Conservatory Concerto Competition

RSC Concerto Competition

Open to all students taking at least 12 private lessons per semester at The Rivers School Conservatory, and the length of lesson must be appropriate to the student’s level. Students are required to play one movement of a concerto of their choice from memory. The movement must be scored for chamber orchestra, or a suitable arrangement for chamber orchestra must be available.  For more information, please contact RSC Director Gabriella Sanna before entering the competition.

Students will compete in one of two divisions:  The Junior Division is for students age 12 and under on the application deadline.  The Senior Division is for students ages 13 and up on the same date.

The winners will perform their movement with the Rivers Youth Symphony or Philharmonia.

Apply for the 2021 Competition Here

Students in the competition will receive a notification from Malcolm Dyer to set up a time with an accompanist.
January 16, 2021: Competition Application Deadline
February 6, 2021: Concerto Competition (1-5 pm)
May 16, 2021: Performance with the Rivers Youth Orchestra (7 pm)

Competition Winners

2018-2019
Andrew Y. Kim, cello (student of Ron Lowry)
Ethan Wood, piano (student of Erin Lindsey)

2017-2018
Theo Teng, piano (student of A. Ramon Rivera)
Sarah Royka, piano (student of A. Ramon Rivera)

2016-2017
Andrew Kim, cello (student of Ron Lowry)
Katherine Liu, piano (student of A. Ramon Rivera)

2015-2016
Emilia Spasojevic, cello (student of Ron Lowry)
Theo Teng, piano (student of A. Ramon Rivera)
Julius Arolovitch, piano (student of Ian Lindsey)

2014-2015 Winners
Kadar Qian, piano (student of A. Ramon Rivera)
Katarina Spasojevic, violin (student of Magdalena Richter)

2013-2014 Winners
Victor Li, piano (student of A. Ramon Rivera)
Emilia DeJesus, piano (student of A. Ramon Rivera)