The competition was held on June 4th at the Northern Light United Church. Franz Felkl won first place in the senior division with Mendelssohn's Concerto No. 1 on the violin.
courtesy photo Youth Concerto competition winners Margaret Ross, Franz Felkl, and Ethan Seid.
Honorable mention went to Margaret Ross who performed Beethoven's Concerto No. 1 on the piano. She will also play with the Juneau Student Symphony next season.
The judges commended all of the musicians for their excellent performances. The next competition will be held in June 2009.
The winner of the 2007 Youth Concerto Competition, Stephen Young, will perform next week at the Juneau Symphony's Celebrating Alaska concerts on June 14 and 15.
Young will play Vaughan Williams's Tuba Concerto, the first concerto ever written for the tuba. Details about the upcoming Symphony concert and the Youth Concerto Competitions can be found at www.juneausymphony.org.