Undergraduate Concerto Competition

Spring 2023
The Spring 2023 MSO Concerto Competition will be held during the Fall 2022 semester. Stayed tuned for more information!

MSO’s annual concerto competition is open to all Harvard undergraduates. Both instrumental and vocal concertos are welcome. In case of double concertos, both soloists must be undergraduates at Harvard. The winner will be invited to perform the concerto in its entirety with MSO at its Spring 2023 Concert.

Candidates must be ready to perform the entire concerto or entire work. The jury will ask for excerpts.

Candidates must provide at least one copy of a score to the judges (full scores preferred, but piano reductions will be accepted).

Candidates may provide their own accompanist if so desired, although an accompanist is not necessary and will not be provided by MSO.

The competition is open to all Harvard undergraduates performing a concerto or orchestral work featuring any solo instrument(s) or voice. The concerto should be suitable for a smaller chamber orchestra. Freshmen are particularly encouraged to apply.

Spring 2023 Winner
Stay tuned for next season’s competition winners!

Previous Winners
Sho Yamasaki
Chopin, Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante

William Yao ’21 and Cecilia Yao ’18
Bach Double Violin Concerto

Amanda Gonzalez-Piloto ’21
“Batti Batti” from Don Giovanni and “Oh! Quante volte” from I Capuleti e I Montecchi

Audrey Chen ’18
Haydn Cello Concerto

Luke Fieweger ’16
Mozart, Bassoon Concerto

Sam Goldberg ’16
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 4

Jennifer Chen ’15
Hue, Fantasie for Flute and Orchestra

Ho-Young Ahn’15
Mozart, Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A Major

Lucy Caplan ’12
Bartok, Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

Jonathan Bragg ’10
Mozart, Oboe Concerto in C Major

Christopher Lim ’10
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 4

Konrad Binienda ’11
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 21

Yihao (Harold) Wu ’10
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor

Sandy Cameron ’09
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor

Nora Bartosik ’08
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3

Wei-Hsun Yuan ’07
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 21

Stephanie Lai ’06
Lalo, Cello Concerto in D Minor

Michael Whealy ’05
Hummel, Trumpet Concerto in Eb Major

Tiffany Hsieh ’04
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 1

Stephanie Wang ’03
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 3

Aaron Miller ’02
Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3

Andrew Park ’01
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 9

Joe Lin ’00
Sarasate, Carmen Fantasy (violin)

Albert Kim ’99
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 20

Albert Lee ’98
Mendelssohn, Capriccio Brillant (piano)

Jonathan Yates ’97
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 23

Caroline Choi ’96
Dvorak, Violin Concerto

Simon Tom ’95
Chopin, Piano Concerto in F minor