The Las Vegas Philharmonic Concerto Competition recognizes emerging talent of Nevada’s young musicians through masterclass style auditions and feedback. The competition is open to young musicians beginning at age 10 through senior year of high school (including graduating seniors) who play any of the following instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone; horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba; percussion, harp, piano; violin, viola, cello, or double bass.

We would like to thank all of the students who participated in this year’s Young Artists’ Concerto Competition.

Congratulations to our first and second prize winners and honorable mentions.


Stanly Zhang, piano – Coronado High School


Lourdes Pinney, viola – Las Vegas Academy of the Arts


Grace Wride, violin

Hansen Chang, oboe

Jack Kotchka-Smith, bass

Shane Herbert, clarinet


For more information about the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s Young Artists’ Concerto Competition, please contact Dr. Kevin Eberle-Noel, Director of Education, at