2017 Concerto Competition

If you weren't in Phillips Hall on the afternoon of March 5, 2017, you missed a great show! Eight of our talented and dedicated musicians, together with their accompanists, performed a wonderful selection of concertos for a very appreciative audience. Each finalist is to be congratulated for their preparation for and performance at this year's Concerto Competition!


The 2017 Concerto Competition Finalists

Back row (L-R): Victoria Couture, Eva Kuohujoki, Shilpa Maddikunta, Ben Drucker

Front row (L-R): Raina Simonsen, Charlotte Lohmann, Makayla Moen, Katherine Seeger


Thank you to judges Dr. Molly Gebrian, Mr. Joe Puccio, and Mr. Jason Soules for their time and careful deliberation.

And the winners are....

Raina Katherine 

First place: Raina Simonsen  Second place: Katherine SEeger

Charlotte Eva

Third Place (tie): Charlotte Lohmann & Eva Kuohujoki

Raina will perform her concerto, Cello Concerto No.1 by Dmitri Shostakovich, accompanied by the youth symphony in our final concert of this season on May 14, 2017, at 3:00 pm








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* We value the excellence of our music instruction and mentoring.
* We encourage personal development, creativity, discipline, and collaboration.
* We seek to provide financial assistance through scholarships so no one is excluded on the basis of ability to pay.
* We aspire to a culture of fairness and mutual respect.
* We expect a strong commitment from all members of the CVYS team including musicians, staff, and volunteers.
* We encourage the important relationship between our musicians and their teachers, families, and audiences.
* We value quality performances at various venues including collaboration with acclaimed artists and ensembles.
* We strive to be an inclusive organization reflecting the diversity of the greater Chippewa Valley area.