2020 Overall Winners

Hannah Schafer

Sana Schiffern

2020 Division Winners

Braelin Carter - Senior  Winds/Other

Nathan Hu - Senior Piano

Hannah Schafer - Intermediate Piano

Jonathan Crosier - Intermediate Strings

Alice Xu - Primary Piano

Darin Choi - Primary Strings


2019 Overall Winners

Anastasia Crosier

Joshua Wu

2019 Division Winners

Thomas Kaminsky - Senior Winds

Izzabella Evangelista - Senior Piano

Anastasia Crosier - Senior Strings

Audrey Xu - Intermediate Piano

Eduardo Muniz - Intermediate Strings

Joshua Wu - Primary Strings


2015 Overall Winners

Grant Bender

Nathan Hu

2015 Division Winners

Grant Bender - Senior Other

Katherine Moon - Senior Piano

Valeria Heredia - Intermediate Strings

Rebecca Qian - Intermediate Piano

Anastasia Crosier - Primary Strings

Nathan Hu - Primary Piano


2014 Overall Winners

Katherine Moon

Katharine Zorich

2014 Division Winners

Tobin Castellano - Senior Strings

Geoffrey McKay - Senior Other

Katherine Zorich - Senior Piano

Lisa Hu - Intermediate Strings

Katherine Moon - Intermediate Piano

Jason Zhuang - Primary Strings

Nathan Hu - Primary Piano


2013 Overall Winners

Justin-James Chua - Piano

Diana Wang - Violin


2012 Overall Winners

Carlie Berry - Piano

Emily Campagna - Violin

More History Coming Soon

What is the Young Artists Competition?

The Young Artists Competition is held annually to promote and encourage talented student musicians across the region. School-age musicians may compete in one of nine divisions based on instrumentation and age. A jury of regional professional musicians evaluates the competitors. There will be cash prizes in each category.


The 2022 event is coming soon! This year's competition will be held at Columbia Basin College on March 5th, and registrations are open. The winners of each division are slated to perform at Mid-Columbia Symphony's May concert. For more information about the Young Artists Competition, contact the Symphony office at (509) 943-6602.

Register Now

Congratulations to the 61st Young Artists Competition Winners!

2021 Winners

Senior Division - Overall Winner

Eduardo Muniz Villa

2021 Honorable Mention

Jonathan Crosier

Junior Division - Overall Winner

Alvin Liu

Eduardo Muniz

Alvin Liu

Annual Young Artists Competition

Summary  |  Current & Previous Winners

Contact Us

Mid-Columbia Symphony Office

MacHunter Building

1177 Jadwin Avenue, Suite 103

Richland, WA 99352

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 10:00 - 2:00

Our 2022-2023 Season concert programs will be:

*​*September 11th—Sunday @ 3:30pm —Richland High School Auditorium

Molly Joyce Fresh    

Augusta Holmes Irlande

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

**Date changed due to conflict with the MCAF Donor Appreciation event the evening of Sep 10th

October 29th—Saturday @ 7:30pm —Richland High School Auditorium

Beethoven Coriolan Overture    

Gounod Funeral March of A Marionette

Galindo Sones de Mariachi

Lloyd Webber Selections from Phantom of the Opera

Arturo Marquez Conga del Fuego Neuvo   

John Williams Suite from 'Jaws'

Arnold Tam O'Shanter    

Crawford Andante for Strings    

Liadov Enchanted Lake

February 5th—Sunday @ 3:30pm —

Ellen Taafe Zwillich Concerto Grosso 1985

Alvin Part Adam's Lament

Vaughn Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Respighi Suite of Ancient Dances and Airs #2


March 18th  and 19th–Saturday@7:30pm & Sunday@3:30pm — Richland High School Auditorium

Tan Dun Overture: Dragon and Phoenix

Grieg Peer Gynt Suite #1

Mary D. Watkins Once Upon A Time

Dukas Sorcerer's Apprentice

Ravel Mother Goose Suite

John Williams Suite from 'Superman'


June 3—Saturday @ 7:30pm—

Schubert Symphony No. 8, 'Unfinished'    

Michael Torke Book of Proverbs

and Young Artist Competition Winners!