Youth Concerto Competition Winners

2017 Contestants and Conductor at Northcote Town Hall

Since 1988 the orchestra has held an annual Youth Concerto Competition which gives young musicians the opportunity to play a concerto with a symphony orchestra.

Year Performer Instrument Music
2018 Grace Wu
Audience Prize:
Grace Wu
Violin Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Op. 64 (mvt 1)
2017 Charlotte Miles
Audience Prize:
Charlotte Miles
Cello Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo theme
2016 Clare Juan
Charlotte Miles
Audience Prize:
Clare Juan
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 (mvts 2 and 3)
Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor (mvt 1)
2015 Lily Higson-Spence
Audience prize
Conductor’s prize
violin Sibelius: Violin Concerto (mvt 1)
2014 Yebin Yoo
Audience prize
Conductor’s prize
violin Khachaturian: Violin Concerto (mvt 1)
2013 Karla Hanna violin Elgar: Violin Concerto
2013 Caleb Wong
Audience prize
cello Dvorak: Cello Concerto
2013 William Soo
Conductor’s prize
piano Saint Saens: Piano Concerto No 2
2012 Michael Li piano Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 (1st mvt)
2011 Kevin Liu piano Grieg: Piano Concerto mvt 1
2010 Magdalenna Krstevska clarinet Manevich: Clarinet Concerto
2009 Adele Xiang cello Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations for Cello
2008 Anne-Marie Johnson violin Bruch: Violin Concerto
2007 Dasha Oskolkov violin Khachaturian: violin concerto
2006 Xenia Deviatkina-Loh violin Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole op 21
2005 Kana OhashI violin Bruch: Violin Concerto
2004 Ben Xiang violin Tchaikowsky: Violin Concerto
2003 Reuben Lipohar piano Liszt: Piano Concerto No 2
2002 Cara-Jayne Beh piano Chopin: Piano Concerto No 1
2001 Tessa Ho violin Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No 2
2000 Eliza Quirit violin Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1
1999 Cameron Hill viola Walton: Viola Concerto
Contestents and conductor Ingrid on the stairs

2016 Contestants and Conductor at Northcote Town Hall


Cameron Hill


Adele Xiang


Michael Li

Past participants have included Li Wei Qin, Louisa Breen, Rohan de Korte, Eidit Golder, Aaron Barnden, Ngaire de Korte, Anna Condos, Ellen Mentiplay.