2019 Eleanor B. Nelson Concerto Competition
The competition will be held at the Cove Fine Arts Center at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA on Sunday, February 2, 2020. Competitors will be expected to perform a concerto in its entirety (all movements), from memory, accompanied by their own pianist. Competitors should prepare a piece that has an orchestra accompaniment and is at least 10 minutes. Members of the QSO will evaluate the performances and determine the winner. All decisions of the competition jury are final.
Note: In the event of inclement weather, the competition will be rescheduled to Sunday, February 10, 2020.
The winner of the competition will appear as the featured soloist on the QSO's Spring Concert, which takes place at 2:30pm on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at Quincy High School. They will also be presented with the $1000 Robert E. Brown Scholarship.
The competition is open to any student who has not yet graduated from high school as of the date of the competition.
How to Apply
Students may enter online by filling out this Google form. After filling out the form, print it, have the applicant sign, and include a non-refundable registration fee of $25, payable to the Quincy Symphony Orchestra. The deadline to apply is Saturday, December 28, 2019.
Mail this form to: 2020 EBN Concerto Competition
Quincy Symphony Orchestra
PO Box 2
Wollaston, MA 02170-0002
If you have trouble filling out the online form, you can download a word version here.
Cove Fine Arts Center at Eastern Nazarene College
23 East Elm Avenue
Quincy, MA 02170