Welcome to the Piano Young Artist Class!

We invited you to perform a selected piece(s) of your choice, as well as the required concerto movement (listed below). This class requires participation in all three sections.

  • Entry Fee for Young Artist Class is $100
  • The Young Artist Participant must be between the ages of 16 and 29, inclusive, on December 31, 2022
  • Performance Requirements for this class are as follows: (see below for section details)
    • P1A – Personal Choice Solo
    • P1B – Sight Reading
    • P1C – Required Repertoire

The winner, with a grade of at least 97, will receive an award of $700 and must be available to play with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra at the Young Artist Concert on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, as well as one rehearsal with orchestra on Tuesday afternoon or evening.

  • 1st Prize – $700
  • 2nd Prize – $300

Note: A teacher may not accompany their own student in this class.

See Rules and Regulations on Festival home page.

P1A Piano Young Artist Personal Choice Solo Section

Participants are allowed to play any piece, except another movement of the required concerto that they feel best displays their musical ability and artistry.

This piece may not be played in any other class.

Memorization is required for Personal Choice Solo.

Time Limit: 15 minutes (may be more than one solo work)

P1B Piano Young Artist Sight Reading Section

Test music is selected by the adjudicator.

Time Limit: 5 minutes

Observation of this class is not permitted.

P1C Piano Young Artist Required Repertoire Section

Young Artist Required Piece. (Must be memorized).

Young Artist Required Repertoire:

  • Concerto in d minor, K. 466/Mvt. 1 – Mozart