Solo Opportunities


Applications for the 2019 competition are now open. The competition will be held on Saturday, December 14 at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Reno. 

Every year, Northern Nevada and Northern California residents, including Reno Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (RPYO) members, may choose to participate in the RPYO annual concerto competition. The categories are junior piano, senior piano, junior strings, senior strings, and winds/brass/percussion. Division winners will be selected in each category, and up to two grand prize winners will be selected to perform with the YSO.

On Saturday December 14, 2019 at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Reno, young musicians will vie for the chance to play their concerto with the top youth orchestra in northern Nevada, our own Reno Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Jason Altieri.

The winner of each division receives a $250 cash prize; the runners-up are titles only and do not receive a cash prize.

Entrance fee is $50, payable by calling the Phil office at 775-323-6393 or stopping by in person M-F 9am-5pm at 925 Riverside Drive #3, Reno, NV.

Concerto Competition Guidelines

Pre-Approved Concerti