Luigi Boccherini - Guitar Quintet No.4 in D, G.448 "Fandango"
Edvard Grieg Nocturne, Op.54/4
Guiseppe Verdi Aida (hosted by Sue Elliott: part 3)
LEONARD BERNSTEIN Symphony No.1 "Jeremiah"
Stelios Romaliadis See You In Me
KING FM Young Artist Awards 

Classical KING FM's fourth-annual Young Artist Awards Competition is now under way! Enter here.
All young musicians in Washington State from ages 6 to 20 are encouraged to send in a five-minute video entry for consideration. Ten finalists will get a chance to play LIVE on the radio, and two lucky winners will be featured in our culminating celebration broadcast on NW FOCUS LIVE. They'll also have opportunities to perform all over the Seattle area. The Young Artist Awards competition is presented by Classical KING FM 98.1 in partnership with the Seattle Chamber Music Society and is sponsored by RESONANCE at SOMA Towers by Su Development.

Before you submit your video, make sure to read the competiton rules and check the schedule below.


February 2, 2015: Competition submission period begins
April 6, 2015 6am: All contest submissions due
April 6, 2015 - April 20: Judges deliberate and choose finalists
April 21, 2015: Top 10 finalists posted on for public voting
May 22, 2015, 11:59pm: Listener voting period ends
May 15 and 22, 2015, 8pm: NW Focus LIVE concerts featuring 10 finalists
May 26, 2015: Winners announced
June 12, 2015, 8pm: Winners perform on NW Focus LIVE


1. The top ten finalists perform in a live broadcast on either May 15 or May 22, 2015.
2. The Grand Prize Winners will perform in a live broadcast on June 5 and at select outdoor concerts in Summer 2015. They may also be invited to perform in community concerts through April 2016.


James Ehnes
International concert violinist
Artistic Director, Seattle Chamber Music Society
Amy Schwartz Moretti
Director of the McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University
Seattle Chamber Music Society artist
Rebecca Albers
Assistant Principal violist, Minnesota Orchestra
Seattle Chamber Music Society artist
Ben Hausmann
Principal oboist, Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Seattle Chamber Music Society artist
Craig Sheppard
University of Washington School of Music faculty
Seattle Chamber Music Society artist
Bion Tsang
Professor of Cello at the University of Texas Butler School of Music
Seattle Chamber Music Society artist
Melinda Bargreen
Music writer, critic, composer, teacher
Karen P. Thomas
Choral conductor, composer
Sean MacLean
KING FM Announcer
Host of NW Focus
Musician and composer







The winners were chosen by 9 judges and a public vote from 10 finalists! Hear all the finalists' performances on NW Focus LIVE:


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