Hennings-Fischer Young Artists Competition

 

   The Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra in conjunction with the Hennings-Fischer Foundation announces the 17th Annual Young Artists Competition to be held on

Saturday, January 27, 2018. 

FREE admission and parking.  No tickets or reservations are needed.

The Finals for the Competition begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Hall of Liberty auditorium, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive.  Winners will be announced at the event conclusion.
 
The competition is open to all opera singers and orchestral instrumentalists, excepting pianists, of age 30 and under as of January 27, 2018.Preliminary auditions will be conducted on 

January 24-25, 2018 in Burbank.
 
The application form can be downloaded 
here , by calling the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra at (818) 771-7888, or by email at information@burbankphilharmonic.com.   

The Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra along with the Hennings-Fischer Foundation is pleased to accept applications for the upcoming 19th annual Young Artists Competition. The competition is open to all instrumental (except piano) and opera applicants age 30 and under (as of 2/22/20).

Click here to submit an application using Yaptracker.

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Preliminary auditions will take place in Burbank on Feb. 19th and 21st with Finals on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the Brand Library in Glendale, with the audience. 

 

There will be a grand prize winner in the instrumental and opera categories.  Both winners will be invited to appear in a subsequent regular season concert where the winners will also receive a $500 honorarium at the time of performance.

 

For instrumental applicants, a full concerto from the standard repertoire is required (memorization preferred). For singers, please prepare three contrasting arias from the standard opera repertoire. You must provide your own accompanist to the preliminary and final rounds.  If you would like to change the repertoire before the competition, you do not have to contact us. Please bring one copy of a piano or solo score to the preliminary and final rounds. Past winners and finalists of the Burbank Philharmonic Hennings-Fischer competition have included Sopranos Julie Adams and Angela Meade; Violinists Nigel Armstrong, Aubree Oliverson, and Katheryn Eberle; and Keith Williams, Cellist.

 

There is a non-refundable application fee of $35, payable by credit/debit card on Yaptracker

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Competition History
 

The annual Hennings-Fischer Young Artists Competition is hosted every year by the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra. Grand prize winners of the instrumental and opera categories receive an honorarium and also the opportunity to perform with the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

In 2001, the Burbank Phil partnered with the Hennings-Fischer Foundation to launch its first annual “Young Artists Competition.” The competition drew competitors from all over the nation its first year and has continued to gain momentum every year.

 

The Hennings-Fischer Young Artists Competition marked its fourteenth year with the 2015 event. The competition typically draws young musicians around the country. This event has been instrumental in launching a successful career for many musicians. 

The Hennings-Fischer Foundation is a nonprofit corporation located in Santa Monica, California. This organization benefits philanthropy, voluntarism, and grant-making foundations. The foundation is particularly known for regular support of area musical organizations and competitions, including the Music Teachers of California’s annual VOCE (Voice, Orchestral instruments, Chamber Ensemble) competition.

 

 
2017 Competition

2017 Winner: 

Emily Scott​

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Emily Scott relocated to New Zealand at an early age. Graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Classical Performance - Voice from the University of Auckland. 2014 – 2015 'Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist’ with New Zealand Opera and performed the roles of Clorinda in La Cenerentola and Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with the main company, as well starring as Rosina in NZO's touring production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia.  Emily has performed in masterclasses in New Zealand for Renée Fleming, Simon O'Neill and Håkan Hagegård. Second year Master of Music candidate in Voice Performance at UCLA, her performances with Opera UCLA to date include Fiordiligi in Cosí fan tutte and Micaëla in The Tragedy of Carmen.  This year with Opera UCLA Emily will be performing the roles of Lucette in Cendrillon and Mary Crawford in Mansfield Park.

2017 Winner: 

Qiaorong Ma

By the time she finished junior high school, violinist Qiaorong Ma had already performed in master classes at the Shanghai Music Conservatory for artists including Midori, Maxim Vengerov, Joshua Bell, and Vadim Repin. In 2014, she won the gold medal in the Junior Professional Division of the China Central Television Piano and Violin Competition, and performed several concerts as part of her prize. Qiaorong has had the honor of playing with the China and Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestras, as well as the Shanghai Opera House Orchestra in venues such as Shanghai Concert Hall, East Art Center of Shanghai, Shanghai Symphony Hall, CCTV Studio and the Beijing Exhibition Center. She also performed in China Central Television’s New Year’s concert, and the Xing Guang concert broadcast on Shanghai Music Channel 947.

Qiaorong attended the Morningside Music Bridge International Music Festival on full scholarship during the summers of 2014 and 2016 and performed under the baton of conductors Yu Long, Tang Muhai, and Lin Yousheng. Prior to coming to the United States, she earned many important scholarships as a result of her extraordinary performances. Qiaorong is now in her junior year of studies with  Margaret Batjer at the Colburn Music Academy.

 
2016 Competition

Winner: 

Aubree Oliverson, Violin

(4th from the left)

Alexis Hatch, Violin

(In Center in a red dress),

 

Judges were:

Barry Brisk

Fung Ho,

Mark Artusio,

Larry Lippold  

Mike Stanley.

Finalists:

Sergio Coelho – Clarinet

Annie Jacobs-Perkins – Cello;

Mina Hong – Violin

Matthew Cohen – Viola

Micah Wright – Clarinet

 

Winner: 

Annie Jacobs-Perkins – Cello

2015 Competition
 
2014 Competition

Winners:

Julia Adams – Soprano

Heidi Hatch – Violin

 

Finalists:

Julie Adams – SopranoHeidi Hatch – Violin

Maria Dominique Lopez – Mezzo Soprano

Samantha Geraci-Yee – Soprano

Kari Burgess – Soprano

Hyeryung Lim – Flute

Natalie Erskine – Soprano

Benjamin Lash – Cello

 
2013 Competition

Winners:

Julia Adams – Soprano

Heidi Hatch – Violin

 

Finalists:

Julia Adams – SopranoHeidi Hatch – Violin

Maria Dominique Lopez – Mezzo Soprano

Samantha Geraci-Yee – Soprano

Kari Burgess – Soprano

Hyeryung Lim – Flute

Natalie Erskine – Soprano

Benjamin Lash – Cello

 
2012 Competition

Winners:

Julia Adams – Soprano

Heidi Hatch – Violin

 

Finalists:

Julia Adams – SopranoHeidi Hatch – Violin

Maria Dominique Lopez – Mezzo Soprano

Samantha Geraci-Yee – Soprano

Kari Burgess – Soprano

Hyeryung Lim – Flute

Natalie Erskine – Soprano

Benjamin Lash – Cello

 
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