Rising Star Alert! Young Soloists Concerto Competition

2023-2024 Winners: Elora Kares (cello), Cole Flores (flute), Sabrina Kerze (piano)

The Young Soloists Concerto Competition is a long-standing tradition and a highlight of our season. Students grades 7-12, playing any orchestral instrument, (including piano) are invited to audition for an opportunity to perform a movement of their concerto with the SSO.

Each year, the winners dazzle the audience with their musicality and virtuosity and inspire our orchestra to rise to their level. Many past winners such as pianist Orion Weiss, and Cleveland Orchestra members Diane Mather and Eliesha Nelson have gone on to distinguished professional careers. Who will be next?

Announcing our 2023-2024 Winners!  Cole Flores (Flute), Sabrina Kerze (Piano), Elora Kares (Cello) 
Read more about our winners here

Cole Flores, Flute
Sabrina Kerze, Piano
Elora Kares
Young Soloists Concerto Competition. Students grades 7 to 12

2023-2024 Auditions

Application Deadline:
Feb 9, 2024
Audition Date: 
Feb 25, 2024
Music Settlement – Ohio City
2610 Detroit Ave, Cleveland

Concert: May 19, 2024
Beachwood H.S.

2023-24 Application info
Apply Dec 1 ’23-Feb 9 ’24

Highlights from our May 2023 Concert

Our winners were amazing!

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