2019 Concerto Competition

The Brookline Symphony is proud to announce the opening of the 2019 Concerto Competition. Please read on for details.

When: The competition will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019

Where: We will again be holding the competition at the Brookline Music School located at 25 Kennard Rd, Brookline.

To Apply: Please submit your application here

Deadline: All applications are due by Friday, January 18, 2019

Applications will be reviewed after the application deadline and all applicants will be contacted by Monday, January 21, 2019. If your application is selected for an audition, you will receive an email regarding your schedule as well as information on how to pay the competition fee. Auditions are 10 minutes and you must have your own accompanist.

Fee: If your application is selected for an audition, you will receive an email with instructions to pay the $50 competition fee.

Repertoire: Your repertoire choice must be 30 minutes or less in length. Full pieces and individual movements are accepted. At this time, we are unable to accept double piano applications. Please note, the pieces listed below will not be accepted as they have been performed in recent years.

  • Beethoven - Violin Concerto

  • Elgar - Concerto for Cello

  • Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto Op. 64

  • Mozart -  D Major Flute Concerto K314

  • Navarro - II Concerto for Clarinet

  • Ravel - Tzigane

  • Sibelius - Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

  • Tomasi - Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra

If you have any questions regarding the competition, please email Concerto@Brooklinesymphony.org

Previous Brookline Symphony Concerto Competition winners:


  • Orchestra Member: Andrew Heath - trumpet - Tomasi, Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra

  • Community Member: Ryan Pereira - clarinet - Navarro, II Concerto

  • Honorable Mentions:

    • Nicolas Bass- cello - Kabalevsky, Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 49

    • William Laney- cello - Bloch, Schelomo


  • Orchestra Member: Subaiou Zhang - violin - Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

  • Community Member: Yun Jae Choi - violin - Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

  • Honorable Mention: Dylan Shih Wu - cello - Tchaikovsky, Pezzo Capriciosso


  • Orchestra Member: Weronika Balewski - flute - Mozart Concerto in D. Major K. 314

  • Community Member: Javier Iglesias Martin - cello - Elgar Concerto for Cello

  • Honorable Mention: Emmanuel Vukovich - violin - Brahms Violin Concerto


  • Orchestra Member: Peter Kronheimer - french horn - Strauss Concerto No. 2

  • Community Member: Sangyoon Kim - clarinet - Sarasate Carmen Fantasy

  • Honorable Mentions: Tae Kim - piano - Brahms Concerto No. 2, 1st movement. Katusaya Yuasa & Diana Searle - clarinets - Ponchielli Il Convegno Divertimento.


  • Orchestra Member: John Guarino- Violin- Vieuxtemp - Violin Concerto No. 5

  • Community Member: Fred Sienkiewicz- Trumpet- Artunian - Trumpet Concerto in Ab Major