Concerto Competition

The 2016 CONCERTO COMPETITION is now complete.
Please visit us in late Spring 2016 for details of the 2017 Concerto Competition.

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2016 winners:

Middle School Category: Esther Yao, violin
High School Category: Yuki Landry, violin

Join us on April 16, 2016 at Burman University (Lacombe, AB)
to hear Esther and Yuki with conductor Cristian Neacsu and the Burman University Orchestra.


On January 21, 2016 (in Grande Prairie), January 23, 2016 (in Edmonton) and January 24, 2016 (in Lacombe), three auditions will be held to identify young string soloists to appear with the Burman Chamber Orchestra (Lacombe, AB), under Maestro Cristian Neacsu. Specific venues will be conveyed to participants at a later date.

Deadline to apply: January 10, 2016.

Apply by sending an email to both: and with your name, age, instrument, movement to be performed (1st of a concerto, or concert piece), name of your teacher, telephone number and availability on the date of the performance (April 16, 2016, 8pm, venue: College Heights Church, 6910 University Dr., Lacombe AB).

The competition fee is $50, which includes required individual membership (NOTE: if you are already a member, please see adjusted amounts below). Payment is either by cheque (made out to the Alberta String Association, and forwarded to 203, 10221-111th Street Edmonton AB, T5K 2W5) or via Paypal (see below).

3 winners will be selected from the categories: middle school, high school and college. 1 movement each will be performed, with cadenza (max. c. 15′). Performers are to make arrangements for their own piano accompanist for the competition.

This competition is a performance opportunity open to all young Albertan string players.

PayPal Payments (please choose the necessary payment, considering age and current membership status):

Concerto Competition 2016 (includes required individual membership): $50

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Concerto Competition 2016 (existing members, 17 yrs and younger): $35

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Concerto Competition 2016 (existing members, 18 yrs and older): $20

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