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Celebrating 20 years as your community orchestra
Symphony in the Valley is the community orchestra for
Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties in Western Colorado



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Young Artists Concerto Competition

Special notice

The 2014 Young Artists Concerto Competition has been cancelled. Please check back in this space in mid-2014 for an announcement about the 2015 competition.

Past winners


  • Senior Division, 19-30
    • Congcong Chai, Lawrence, Kan., piano, Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, Rachmaninoff
  • Junior Division, 6-18
    • Phoebe Stoye, Palisade, Colo., viola, Viola Concerto in D Major, Stamitz


  • Senior Division, 19-30
    • Joann Martinson, North Carolina, soprano, Glitter and Be Gay from Candide, Bernstein
    • Mariana Olaizola, Princeton, N.J., piano, Piano Concerto No. 5, Beethove
  • Junior Division, 6-18
    • Kayvon Coffey, Denver, violin, Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Movement III, Bruch


  • Senior Division, 19-30
    • Elena Smirnova, New York City, piano, Piano Concerto No. 1, Franz Liszt
  • Junior Division, 6-18
    • Miri Kuohara, Aspen and Japan, marimba, Czardas, Monti


  • Senior Division, 19-30
    • Ko-Nung Huang, Highland Park, N.J., piano, Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Chopin
  • Junior Division, 6-18
    • Nelly Weiser, Snowmass, soprano, O Mio Babbino Caro, Puccini


  • Senior Division, 19-30
    • Emily Murdock, Boulder, soprano, Exsultate, Jubilate, by W.A. Mozart
    • Alexander Raab, Littleton, violin, Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso, by C. Saint-Saëns
  • Junior Division, 6-18
    • Kevin Ahfat, Centennial, piano, Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, by F. Chopi


  • Zoe Levine, 7th grade, Carbondale, soprano, "Pie Jesu" from the Requiem Mass by Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Jenaer Rader, 9th grade, Fruita, piano, Piano Concerto in D, Rondo all' Ungherese, by Franz Joseph Haydn
  • William Ronning, 12th grade, Glenwood Springs, violin, Violin Concerto in E Minor, Allegro molto vivace, by Felix Mendelssohn
  • Sylvia Tran, 7th grade, Aspen, violin, Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major by Friedrich Seitz


  1. Stephanie Mientka, Grand Junction, viola, Stamitz's Viola Concerto in D Major
  2. Marybeth Riskey, Eagle, piano, Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto in G Minor
  3. Katrina Klawiter, Aspen, soprano, Franck's Panis Angelicus


  1. Secia Klocke, Glenwood Springs, vocalist, "My Man's Gone Now" from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess
  2. Aaron Poh, Aspen, piano, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major
  3. Lindsay Nelson, Aspen, vocalist, "Song of the Sandman" from Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel


  1. Yale Work, Snowmass Village, cello, Haydn's Cello Concerto in C Major
  2. Connor O'Meara, Glenwood Springs, clarinet, Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A Major
  3. Collin Stewart, Carbondale, piano, Haydn's Concerto for Piano in D Major
  4. Sophie Sakson, piano, Bach's Concerto for Piano in A Major


  1. Yale Work, Snowmass Village, piano, Grieg's Piano Concerto in A Minor
  2. Victoria Work, Snowmass Village, piano, Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor
  3. Michael Zimet, Aspen, violin, Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in A Minor


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