We are pleased to announce the appointment of Harry Marenstein as NSSO's new Music Director and Conductor! Please check back for more information soon!

The NSSO Young Artist Award Competition will next run in the 2018-2019 season, please check back for details in fall 2018.


Young Artist Award Winners
1993 – Inaugural Year

Anton Polezhayev – Sarasate Carmen Concert Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 25

1995
Xilun Chen, piano – Grieg Piano Concerto

1999 
Dan Bassin, trumpet – Haydn Trumpet Concerto

Adam Krauthamer, horn – Mozart Horn Concert No. 3
Dan Pellegrini, violin – Saint-Saens Violin Concert No. 3 in B minor 

2001
1st Prize - Meena M. Bhasin, violin – Mendelssohn Concerto in E minor
2nd Prize – Nan Aomori, flute – Mozart Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major

2003
Shane Helfner, oboe (oboe d’amore) – J.S. Bach Concerto in A minor

2005
Sho Omagari, violin – Vieuxtemps Concerto No. 4 in D minor, Op. 31

2009
Lukas Bentel, cello – Lalo Cello Concerto

2011
Elizabeth Oh, piano – Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor

2013
Harrison Li, piano – Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

2015
Crystal Kim, cello – Elgar Cello Concerto (3rd movement)


2017

​1st Prize -  Christian Verfenstein, piano - Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor
2nd Prize - Alexandra Woroniecka, violin - Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 2


YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION