2018 Lakewood Symphony Young Artists

Concerto Competition


1st $1000 Rockley Family Foundation Prize and a performance of the full concerto with the Lakewood Symphony Orchestra on May 31, 2018, at the Lakewood Cultural Center

2nd $600 Lakewood Rotary Prize (award to be presented at the concert on May 31, 2018)

3rd $300 (award to be presented at the concert on May 31, 2018)


The competition is open to all Pianists ages 12 through high school who are residents of Colorado.

The participant must be able to perform from memory a full piano concerto.

The participant must be available for the final round on April 14, 2018.

The participant must be available for the concert on Thursday, May 31, 2018, and rehearsals on May 29 (Tuesday) and 30 (Wednesday), 2018.

Dates to remember:

Applications will be accepted beginning January 15, 2018 and end February 28, 2018 at midnight. Applications will be accepted online only and can be accessed through the Lakewood Symphony website at http://lakewoodsymphony.org/Competition

Finalists will be announced by March 15, 2018. The final round will be held at Rockley Music Center, 8555 W. Colfax Avenue in Lakewood on April 14, 2018.

Performance with the Lakewood Symphony on May 31, 2018.


1.     An audio recording of the participant performing the concerto with piano accompaniment will be required for the application. The audio recording should be of good quality and between 10 and 15 minutes in length. The recording should contain portions of each movement and give a good representation of the participant’s skill and musicality. Do not include long orchestral introductions and please use appropriate cuts for long orchestral interludes. If a long movement includes a lengthy cadenza at the end, record as much of the movement as time permits and then skip to the cadenza. You teacher should be able to help you select representative portions of each movement.

2.     You will need to provide proof of age (copy of birth certificate, passport or driver’s license).

3.     A $40 application fee is required along with the completed application.

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