TOM BAKER YOUNG ARTISTS COMPETITION
The 2020-2021 competition will be held on October 17, 2020
About the competition
In the 2019-2020 season, the Euclid Symphony Orchestra held its inaugural Young Artists Competition, named after long-time friend, donor and board member of the ESO Tom Baker.
The competition is open to students age 18 and younger who are advanced musicians (instrumental or vocal) capable of playing appropriate level repertoire, including concerto-level (or equivalent) virtuosic works.
The competition winner will receive a $500 cash prize and a performance with the Euclid Symphony Orchestra during the 2020-2021 season.
For complete competition information and application, please download the following files:
Concerning COVID-19 and the Competition
At this time, the competition is currently scheduled to take place on October 17. We will schedule performances so that there is plenty of time between performers to sanitize pianos, chairs, stands, etc., and to minimize the contact between performers. We also ask that string, piano and voice performers wear masks, and that wind performers wear masks when they are not performing.
After the application process is complete on October 1, the Euclid Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors will decide whether it is necessary to postpone the competition until a later date in January (TBD), or if it is necessary to have performers submit video entries.
If either of those scenarios occur, applicants will be contacted directly via email with further instructions.
If the Euclid Symphony Orchestra needs to cancel the remainder of the 2020-2021 season, the prize will still be awarded and the winner will be offered a performance during the 2021-2022 season.
Meet our 2019-2020 competition winner, Katarina Davies!
Katarina is a student of Richard Weiss and participates in the Cleveland Institute of Music's Young Artists program, the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, and was awarded first prize in the Cleveland Cello Society’s Scholarship Competition.
She joined the Euclid Symphony on their March 1 concert playing Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations and will be attending the Cleveland Institute of Music in the fall.