Young Instrumentalists’ Competition
Until 2019, GBS sponsored an annual Young Instrumentalists’ Competition for Connecticut residents age 13 through 19. This showcase of young talent has brought forth dozens of Connecticut’s most promising young musicians; the winner of the competition performs with GBS in concert. In 2019-20, three young musicians tied for first and each was to appear in concert; violinists Matthew Hill and Cameron Chase performed in September and Decembe 2019, and violist Sofia Gilchenok was scheduled to appear in March 2020, but the concert was cancelled due to Covid just 48 hours beforehand.
This competition is currently on hold due to the Pandemic, but we hope to resume it in the 2023-24 Season.
Emerging Composer Competition
In 2017, a biennial competition for composers 32 years and younger was begun. The first competition’s winner was ________. His composition __________ was performed by GBS on ________.
Six finalists were chosen for the 2019-2020 competition, but the pandemic prevented a final selection or a performance of a winning composition.
This competition is currently on hold, but with generous sponsorship by Trustee Doc Hermalyn and his wife Dr. Elizabeth Beirne, we hope to resume the competition in the 2023-24 season.