DePaul Open Division Concerto Festival

Traditional and Suzuki students in piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, oboe and bassoon are invited to audition for the Annual DePaul Concerto Festival for Young Performers.

All participants are provided with written performance evaluations from outstanding judges. Winners perform a movement of a concerto with the Oistrach Symphony Orchestra and are given a professional, DVD recording of the concert.

Important Dates & Registration Details

Festival Repertoire

Festival History

Concerto Festival Results 

Application Form  

For information on the DePaul Division Concerto Festival, open only to students who are currently enrolled in the DePaul Community Music Division and studying with a CMD faculty member on the instrument for which they are auditioning, click here.

Important Dates & Registration Details    

Saturday, December 6 - Registration deadline

Saturday, January 10 - Piano auditions
Sunday, January 11 - String and woodwind auditions
Sunday, February 8 - Winner Concert at 7:30pm, DePaul Concert Hall

DePaul Concerto Festival History    

The DePaul Concerto Festival for Young Performers was founded in 2003 to provide an opportunity for intermediate level pianists in the Community Music Division to perform with an orchestra. Repertoire was selected from sonatina movements and short piano pieces for which string accompaniments were available. Auditions were held and eight winners were selected to perform with the DePaul Youth String Orchestra.

In 2004, the Festival was expanded to include violin students and also offered a wider range of repertoire for pianists. In 2006, cello and flute were added to the roster of instruments. To accommodate the increasing difficulty of repertoire, a decision was made to conduct the Festival with a full symphony orchestra. A partnership was formed in 2007 with the Oistrach Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Mina Zikri. That year, thirteen winners had the privilege of performing a concerto movement in concert.

In 2008, the Festival was opened to students outside of the Community Music Division. Viola was added in 2009, clarinet was added in 2012, and oboe and bassoon were added in 2013.

We invite and encourage young musicians to audition for an opportunity to participate in the Concerto Festival.

2015 Open Division Concerto Festival Repertoire    

Piano

1. Beethoven, L. van: Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15 – Mvt. 1
2. Beethoven, L. van: Concerto No. 2 in Bb Major, Op. 19 – Mvt. 3
3. Beethoven, L. van: Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37 - Mvt. 3
4. Haydn, F. J.: Concerto in D Major, Hob. XVIII:II – Mvt. 1
5. Kabalevsky, D.: Concerto No. 3 in D Major, Op. 50 – Mvt. 1 or 3
6. Mendelssohn, F.: Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25 – Mvt. 1
7. Mozart, W. A.: Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K. 414 – Mvt. 1 or 2
8. Mozart, W. A.: Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467 – Mvt. 3
9. Mozart, W.A.: Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466 – Mvt. 1 or 2
10. Mozart, W. A.: Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488 – Mvt. 1
11. Shostakovich, D.: Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102 – Mvt. 1

Violin

1. Bach, J. S.: Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041 – Mvt. 1
2. Bach, J. S.: Concerto in E Major, BWV 1042 – Mvt. 1
3. Bruch, M.: Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26 – Mvt. 1 or 2
4. Haydn, F. J.: Concerto in G Major, Hob. VIIa:4 – Mvt. 1
5. Kabalevsky, D.: Concerto in C Major, Op. 48 – Mvt. 1
6. Kreisler, F (Pugnani): Preludium and Allegro
7. Massenet, J.: Meditation from Thais
8. Mendelssohn, F.: Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 – Mvt. 3
9. Mozart, W. A.: Concerto in G Major, K. 216 – Mvt. 1

Viola

1. Casadesus, H.: Concerto in B Minor in the style of Handel – Mvt. 1
2. Hoffmeister, F. A.: Concerto in D Major – Mvt. 1
3. Telemann, G. P.: Concerto in G Major – Mvt. 2
4. Stamitz, C.: Concerto No. 1 in D Major – Mvt. 1
5. von Weber, C.: Andante & Rondo Ungarese Op. 35 (Primrose edition only)

Cello

1. Boccherini, L.: Concerto in Bb Major, G. 482 – Mvt. 1
2. Elgar, E.: Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85 – Mvt. 1 & 2, or 4
3. Haydn, F. J.: Concerto in C Major, Hob. VIIb:1 – Mvt. 1, 2, or 3
4. Kabalevsky, D.: Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 49 – Mvt. 1 or 3
5. Lalo, E.: Concerto in D Minor – Mvt. 3
6. Saint-Saëns, C.: Allegro Appassionato in B Minor, Op. 43
7. Saint-Saëns, C.: Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33 – any movement

Flute

1. Bach, J.S.: Suite in B minor - Overture
2. Chaminade, C.: Concertino, Op. 107
3. Griffes, C.: Poem, A. 93
4. Hue, G.: Fantaisie
5. Ibert, J.: Concerto (1934) – Mvt. 1
6. Mozart, W. A.: Concerto in G Major, K. 313 – Mvt. 1
7. Mozart, W. A.: Concerto in D Major, KV. 314 – Mvt. 1


Oboe

1. Barber, S.: Canzonetta for Oboe and Strings
2. Cimarosa, D.: Concerto in C Minor – Mvt. 1 & 2 or 3 & 4
3. Haydn, F. J.: Concerto in C Major, Hob. VII:C1 – Mvt. 1
4. Marcello, B.: Concerto in C Minor – Mvt. 1 & 2 or 2 & 3
5. Mozart, W. A.: Concerto in C Major, K. 314 – Mvt. 1

Clarinet

1. Mozart, W. A.: Concerto in A Major, K. 622, Mvt. 1
2. Rossini, G.: Introduction, Theme and Variations in Eb Major
3. Stamitz, C.: Concerto No. 3 in Bb Major
4. von Weber, C. M.: Concertino, Op. 26
5. von Weber, C. M.: Concerto No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 73
6. von Weber, C. M.: Concerto No. 2 in Eb Major, Op. 74


Bassoon

1. Elgar, E.: Romance, Op. 62
2. Mozart, W. A.: Concerto in Bb Major, K. 191, Mvt. 1
3. von Weber, C. M.: Concerto in F Major, Op. 75, Mvt. 1

Festival Results     

2014 Concerto Festival Winners

Cello

Winners:
Haddon Kay
Alexandra Kim

Honorable Mention with Distinction:
Anastasia Dalianis

Honorable Mention:
Ifetayo Ali-Landing

Piano

Winners:
Kimberly Han
Amber Scherer

Honorable Mention with Distinction:
Eriko Darcy
 
Honorable Mention:
Justin Chang
Rachel Hsu
Sarah Huang
Thomas Huang
Jeremy Nohel

Viola

Winner:
Gloria Burca

Honorable Mention:
Sofiya Kyrylyuk

Violin

Winners:
Bianca Ciubancan
Christian D. Kim
Rabia Mohammadi
Aidan Perreault
Leo Thomas O'Malley

Honorable Mention with Distinction:
Serena Harnack
Steven Song

Honorable Mention:
Adjedmaa Ali-Landing
Isabel Chen
Daria Chudnovsky
Benjamin Ellenbogen
Katherine Gallagher
Sonya Jones
Barbara Juminaga
Ariana O'Connell
Julian Rhee

Woodwinds

Winner:
Torin Bakke (Clarinet)

Honorable Mention with Distinction:
Roy Cho (Clarinet)

Honorable Mention:
Kathryn Chiodo (Flute)