Solo Competition

The Dearborn Symphony has held a solo competition for local young artists for many years.

In 2004, the competition was expanded to include competitors from the five-county metropolitan Detroit area. The competition is intended to discover, recognize and encourage youth with exceptional musical talent in the Southeastern Michigan area who are pursuing the study of classical music and afford them an opportunity to perform with a professional orchestra.

In 2007, the event was renamed the Dearborn Symphony Youth Artists Solo Competition.

The 2014 winners perform in concert with the Dearborn Symphony in May.

The 2014 competitionn is sponsored by donations from Mr. & Mrs. Bill Leslie and Dr. & Mrs. Donovan Bakalyar.

The awards to the winners for playing at the May Concert are underwritten by the Dearborn Symphony Endowment Fund with trusts established by Anina & Ben Bachrach, and Mary & Frank Padzieski.


Auditions will be limited to the first 30 in each category, based on the application postmark date.

Preliminaries: Saturday, March 15, 2014
Finals: Sunday, March 16, 2014
LOCATION: Madame Cadillac Hall on the Campus of Marygrove College,
8425 West McNichols (McNichols & Wyoming), Detroit, MI 48221
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Former Winners

Name Instrument
Yiran Liu Piano
Haeji Kim Violin
Heather Gu Piano
Abigail Elder Viola
Yesse Kim Piano
Jacob Joyce Violin
Allen Yuan Piano
Nathaniel Pierce Cellist
Christine Wu Piano
Andrea Jarrett Violin
Alexandra Zetye Piano
Benjamin Beilman Violin
Josh Romatowski flute
Elizabeth Beilman viola
Colleen Wang Violin
June Wu Piano
Tiffany Pao Piano
Erik Asgeirsson Cello