The 2019 Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition offers the $10,000 Founders' Prize to cellists age 18-22.
The $2,000 Young Artists Prize is offered to California-resident pianists and instrumentalists age 12-17.
Announcing the 2019 Young Artists Competition Finalists!
YA Pianist Division
YA Instrumentalist Division
Jung An Kuo
John Robert Santiago
Friday, April 26 - 8pm | Vanderhoef Studio Theatre:
Finalists Showcase: How To Make Holes In The Sky
The Young Artists Competition weekend kicks off with a very special opportunity to meet the 2019 Founders’ Division cello finalists, selected through nationwide live auditions. The seven finalists will join in a curated showcase and conversation on themes of inspiration and collaboration with YAC Director Lara Downes and Jury Chair Melissa Kraut.
The seven finalists will perform in a curated showcase and master class led by master teacher Melissa Kraut.
Saturday, April 27 - 11am | Jackson Hall:
The talented young cellists, pianists and instrumentalists from across the U.S. take the stage before an internationally renowned panel of judges to compete for cash scholarships and a spot in the Young Artists Competition Winners Concert. This year the competition focuses on repertoire by female composers, featuring music by award-winning composers Julia Adolphe, Reena Esmail, Angelica Negron and Paola Prestini.
Saturday, April 27 - 8pm | Vanderhoef Studio Theatre:
Lara Downes hosts the celebratory concert featuring the newly-announced laureates of the 15th 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.