This season’s competition is open to string players born after April 1, 2000. Applicants will be asked to play a concerto of their own choosing; the first prize winner will be offered an opportunity to perform with the Diablo Symphony Orchestra in two concerts in the Spring of 2024. Both the first and second prize winners will receive a cash honorarium. Final details and the application form will be available very soon, so please watch this space!
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 first prize winner will be offered an opportunity to perform with the Diablo Symphony Orchestra in two concerts in the Spring of 2024, and will receive a cash honorarium.