Young Artists Competition
Congratulations to the winners of the 2022-2023 Young Artists Competition!
|Junior Piano||Junior Strings|
|1st - Leo Chen||1st - Brody Rose|
|2nd - Anna Bogdanov||2nd - Grayson Cicilioni|
|Senior Piano||Senior Strings||Senior Winds|
|Vivian Phung||1st - Elijah Luzginov||1st - Cole Laudenslager|
|2nd - Olivia Leichter||2nd - Ryleigh Young|
|3rd - Grace Priest||3rd - Abigail Pereira|
Each year, up-and-coming young musicians from across the region gain valuable experience participating in our annual Young Artists Competition.
Open to all instrumentalists residing in Charlotte, Manatee, or Sarasota Counties. Sarasota Youth Orchestras students residing in another county are eligible to participate.
Woodwind, Brass, Percussion
Junior – Ages 9-14
Senior – Ages 15-19
(Age as of February 1, 2023)
The Edward and Ida Wilkof Young Artists Competition was established in 1966. The Wilkofs wanted to plant a seed in talented youth and encourage them to aspire to professional heights. The couple’s endowment is an outgrowth of the artistic devotion Mr. Wilkof has shown to the Sarasota Orchestra for decades, as a generous philanthropist and longtime member of the orchestra’s Board of Directors.