Young Artists Competition

Getting Their Big Break

Each year, up-and-coming young musicians from across the region compete for the opportunity to perform as soloists in a concert with the Sarasota Orchestra. This is a valuable chance to make a professional debut, what many accomplished artists wait years for.

The Young Artists Concerto Competition winners perform at a concert in February. Tickets are available for purchase by calling the box office at (941) 953-3434 or (866) 508-0611.

Congratulations to the 2019 Young Artists Concerto Competition Winners & Finalists!

Winners: Lenora Galeziowski, clarinet & Marco Jimenez, piano

Finalists:
Michael Gutierrez, tuba • Lindsay McKenna, cello • Sophia Tarlton, bassoon • Christopher Wheaton, violin

History

The Edward and Ida Wilkof Young Artists Concerto 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.

Young Person's Concerts

Each year, a different program is developed and delivered to nearly 10,000 Manatee and Sarasota County fourth- and fifth-graders.

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Summer Music Camp

School-aged children on summer break can maintain or gain musical skills during the Sarasota Orchestra’s summer program.

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Young Artists Competition

Each year, up-and-coming young musicians from across the region compete for the opportunity to perform as soloists in a concert with the Orchestra.

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Youth Orchestras

Sarasota Orchestra's Youth Orchestra Program has been hailed as one of the most exemplary youth programs in the Southeast.

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Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund help sustain Sarasota Orchestra and ensure that our musicians can continue to serve our community in the months ahead. Please join our Sarasota Orchestra family by making a gift today, and help us share the healing power of music.

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709 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL 34236

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Box Office: 941.953.3434
Administration: 941.953.4252

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Our staff is here to help by phone or email Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm.
The office is currently closed to the public.

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About Us

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

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