Young Artist Competition
The 27th Young Artist Competition - Woodwinds & Brass
Congratulations to our First Prize winner, Jillian Coscio!
The Final Round of the 27th Long Island Philharmonic Young Artist Competition was held on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the Atrium at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Greenvale. Flutist Jillian Coscio, a sophomore at St. Anthony's High School in South Huntington, won First Prize. Second Prize went to trombonist George Foreman, a freshman at Syosset High School. Third Prize went to flutist Lucia Geng, a sophomore at William A. Shine Great Neck South High School; and Honorable Mention went to bassoonist John Sepanski, a junior at Cold Spring Harbor Junior/Senior High School.
The Long Island Philharmonic’s Young Artist Competition, an integral part of the Orchestra’s commitment to Arts-In-Education, alternately focuses on instruments in one of three disciplines: Piano, Strings, or Woodwinds & Brass. The competition offers aspiring young Long Island musicians an opportunity to achieve the recognition of their peers, the public, and the distinguished panel of judges.
Jillian will maker her debut performance with the Long Island Philharmonic at their Annual Gala at Oheka Castle on April 22, 2015.
From L-R: Jack Russell, President of the Board of the Directors; David Stewart Wiley, Music Director & Conductor; Jillian Coscio, 2015 First Prize Winner; BJ Karpen, oboist with the Long Island Philharmonic; Joanne Spencer, Program Specialist-Arts in Education at Nassau BOCES
The 28th Young Artist Competition - Piano
The competition is open to Nassau, Suffolk, or Queens residents and must be students, grade 12 or below, attending schools in one of the above counties
Information regarding the Piano Competition will be available in Fall 2015.