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Yoanna Haeun Jang (Violin) - Winner of the 2023 Emerging Young Artist Award

Eric Guo (Piano) - Winner of the 2023 Young Artist Award

Young Artist Competition 2023

The Burlington Symphony Orchestra is excited to announce our 2023 Young Artist Competition. The Burlington Symphony Orchestra supports and encourages promising young artists from Halton and surrounding areas by offering them the chance to perform as a soloist with a symphony orchestra.​

Eligibility Requirements

  • The competition is open to musicians playing instruments in the woodwind, brass and string families as well as to pianists;

  • Applicants can be a maximum of 21 years of age at the closing date for applications. There is no minimum age requirement, however, only candidates 16 and under will be considered for the emerging artist award.

  • The applicant must reside or study in the Province of Ontario, Canada.

The 2023 competition will award:

  • A First Place Winner, who will perform with the Burlington Symphony as a soloist during the 2023/24 Season and receive a prize of $500.

  • An Emerging Young Artist who will receive a prize of $250 and be acknowledged at the concert, on our website and social media. Possible performance may be offered.

Music Selections

Using the Registration Form, please submit a video recording (via Youtube link, Google Drive,
Dropbox etc.) of you performing your piece, preferably with piano accompaniment. Please
ensure you have met the following conditions:

  • one movement of a concerto or a one-movement composition, originally composed for
    your instrument and orchestra.

  • orchestral parts must be readily available and accessible.

Application Process

Step 1: Fill out the application form: Registration Form
Step 2: Send a non-refundable application fee of $20 via this link: Pay with this Eventbrite link

Deadline for submission is March 1st, 2023

Our Past Winners

Winners will be notified by March 31st, 2023. Adjudicators will not provide feedback to applicants.

Inquiries can be emailed to:

for more information

Burlington Symphony Orchestra
1100 Burloak Drive, Suite 300
Burlington, Ontario
Canada L7L 6B2

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