Youth Solo Competition

Youth Solo Competition Winner Kyle Farley-Robison plays Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor.

Kyle Farley-Robinson is a 17 year old junior attending Juneau Douglas High School.  Kyle says what really drew him to the Schumann Piano Concerto, besides the numerous technical challenges, is it’s wide range of emotions. The Concerto is constantly shifting its character, changing from passages of great tenderness to grandiose exclamations. Despite this, the piece always remains wonderfully musical and is one of his favorite pieces to play.

To hear Kyle come to the Shakespeare in Love concert January 27 and 28.  In addition to Kyle, you will hear various composers’ musical interpretation of the Romeo and Juliette theme.


Solo competitionIn the Youth Solo Competition, musicians perform a memorized concerto with piano accompaniment for our panel of judges. Open to all young musicians in Southeast Alaska, this competition helps prepare music students for larger state-wide competitions and university auditions. All costs of the competition are absorbed by the Juneau Symphony and no fees are charged to participants. Grand-prize winners are invited to perform their concerto with the Juneau Symphony on the mainstage.

The 2017 Youth Solo Competition will be held on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 at Thunder Mountain High School Auditorium.

Download the 2017 competition rules and application.

2018 rules will be added soon.

2017 participants

Sponsored by Simpson, Tillinghast, Sorensen & Sheehan, P.C.