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Young Artists Competition

featuring From the Top with Christopher O’Riley
Young Artists Competition
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 10:00am
Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 2:00pm
The annual Young Artists Competition supports young artists in the early stages of their careers, providing scholarships to further their musical studies as well as valuable performance opportunities to encourage their artistic growth.



Young Artists Competition is sold as a 3-event package:

From the Top with Christopher O’Riley
Featuring the Young Artists Competition All-Stars
Friday, March 18, 2016 • 8PM

For the past decade, From the Top has been the preeminent showcase for America’s best young musicians, including many of the Mondavi Center’s Young Artists Competition finalists and winners. This live recording of the show will feature alumni artists from our annual competition, offering a compelling and entertaining window into the world of a diverse group of talented young people. Through award-winning NPR and PBS programs hosted by Christopher O’Riley, online media, a national tour of live events and education programs, From the Top shares the stories and performances of pre-collegiate musicians ages 8 to 18 with millions each week.

Young Artists Competition Finals
with Christopher O’Riley
Saturday, March 19, 2016 • 10AM
Talented young musicians from across the United States take the stage with their best repertoire before an esteemed panel of judges. This year, the drama of our annual competition will unfold alongside a recording of NPR’s From the Top, featuring this year’s finalists competing for cash prizes and a spot in the Young Artists Competition Winners Concert.

Approximate Competition Times
Young Artists pianists (ages 12-17): 10-11:30am
Young Artists instrumentalists (ages 12-17): 12-1:45pm
Founders Division pianists (ages 18-22): 2:20-5pm

Young Artists Competition Winners Concert
Sunday, March 20, 2016 • 2PM
Mondavi Center resident pianist Lara Downes hosts the celebratory concert featuring the incredibly talented winners of the 12th annual Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition. The competition, held by live auditions in cities throughout the U.S., is juried by a panel of internationally renowned musicians, with winners in multiple instrumental categories.

Event Info

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 10:00am
Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 2:00pm