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
Young Artists Competition Winners

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, 2024)


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.

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Gifts to the Annual Fund ensure that Sarasota Orchestra can continue to share the gift of music with our community through concerts, education and outreach programs. Please join us by making a donation today. Together, we can keep the music playing, now and always.

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Special Events

Join us to celebrate our 75th Anniversary at these exciting events.

Dinner Series
Six Dinners throughout the season

Orchestra Brunch
Sunday, November 12, 2023

Celebrate 75 Concert and Gala
Thursday, February 15, 2024


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About Us

Our mission is to engage, educate, and enrich our community through high-quality, live musical experiences.


Sarasota Orchestra is committed to making our performances and facilities accessible to everyone in our community.

All of the Orchestra’s facilities are accessible to persons using wheelchairs.

Assistive listening devices are available for all Orchestra performances.