The Yen Liang Young Artist Competition is an annual concerto competition presented by the Diablo Symphony Association, showcasing the depth of the young local talent in Contra Costa County and beyond. The competition is dedicated to the memory of Yen Liang (1908-2000), a noted artist, architect, and long time resident of Rossmoor who also played second violin in the Diablo Symphony for many years. The competition rotates every year between strings, winds/brass/percussion, and piano; the competition will be open to string players in the 2016-2017 season.
First prize winners of the Young Artist Competition are offered an opportunity to perform in two concerts with the Diablo Symphony Orchestra in the spring of 2017, as well as a $1000 cash honorarium.
Applicants to the 2016-17 competition must be less than 23 years of age and must submit applications to the competition (including video recording) by no later than November 30, 2016. Click here to download the application form. The concerto competition itself takes in early January of 2017.