This is a past event
HVP 50TH STRING COMPETITION
AT SKINNER HALL, VASSAR COLLEGE
Saturday March 11– 9 am to 5 pm First Round-Auditions
Sunday March 12– 10 am to 12 pm- Second Round- 6 Semi Finalists
Sunday March 12– 3 pm – 5 pm Third Round – 3 Finalists each perform their full concerto in a recital
A reception follows
Both days Free and open to the Public
This string competition gives the public a rare opportunity to hear and see some of the best young violinists, cellists, and violists in the world before their careers have even begun. The competition has always attracted some of the finest conservatory string players in the world, and many participants have gone on to illustrious classical music careers.
The first prizewinner receives a cash award of $4,000 and will perform as guest soloist with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, and will also have the opportunity to travel to Italy for a week to perform a recital at the MUSICAL LANDSCAPES OF TUSCANY FESTIVAL in August 2023.
Previous notables include: violist Marcus Thompson ’67 (Boston Chamber Players), cellist Fred Sherry ’68, violinist Ani Kavafian ’73 (Lincoln Center Chamber Players soloist), violinist Adela Pena ’85 (Eroica Trio), and violinist Judith Ingolfsson ’96 (1998 Indianapolis International Violin Competition winner).
The 2023 String Competition application and the 2023 Repertoire is available on
getacceptd.com click here.
Date & Time
Sunday, March 12 2023
Skinner Hall, Vassar College
ADMISSION IS FREE