Solo Opportunities


Every year, RPYO music students and pianists are invited to participate in the annual RPYO Concerto Competition. The competition is optional, but all RPYO students are encouraged to apply.

The categories are junior piano, senior piano, junior strings, senior strings, and winds/brass/percussion. Junior divisions are 8th grade and under, and senior divisions are 9th grade and up. Division winners will be selected in each category, and up to two grand prize winners will be selected to perform with the YSO. The winner of each division receives a $250 cash prize; the runners-up are titles only and do not receive a cash prize. Detailed guidelines and pre-approved concerti are available at the links below.

The 2021 Competition has concluded and the results are as follows:

Junior Piano:

Felicity Phan, 1st Place Division Winner

Senior Piano:

Adrian Lin, 1st Place Division Winner

Matthew Warnick, 2nd Place Winner

Junior Strings:

Stacy Nam, 1st Place Division Winner

Lucas Wu, 2nd Place Winner

Haeum Kim, Honorable Mention

Senior Strings

Benjamin Vandevert, 1st Place Division Winner

Adele Zoe Balcarek, 2nd Place Winner


Tiara Chou, 1st Place Division Winner

Akshansh Chauhan, 2nd Place Winner

Overall Competition

Grand Prize Winner: Adrian Lin

Grand Prize Winner: Felicity Phan

Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year’s competition! All participants can expect to be contacted by David later this week with judges’ feedback and further instruction for the winners.

Concerto Competition Guidelines

Pre-Approved Concerti