The Final Forte - The Bolz Young Artist Competition


Ellen Zhou, was named 1st place winner of the The Final Forte. The Bolz Young Artist Competition is a highly-regarded statewide competition in which Wisconsin’s young musicians compete for scholarships and the opportunity to perform as soloists with the MSO. The competition is open to Wisconsin residents in grades 9-12. The four semi-finalists compete in The Final Forte, which will be broadcast on PBS Wisconsin and Wisconsin Public Radio.

About The Final Forte 2022
This extraordinary event is an opportunity to experience the beauty of musical expression, the drama of competition and the inspiring tale of dreams come true as four gifted young artists vie for top honors in the final round of the 2022 Bolz Young Artist Competition. Broadcast from Overture Hall at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, the concert features the magnificent Madison Symphony Orchestra led by Associate Conductor Kyle Knox. Zak Chen will perform the third movement of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. Jane Story will perform the first movement of Lalo’s Symphony Espagnole. Ellen Zhou will also perform the Lalo Symphony Espagnole, Movement 1. Clark Snavely will perform the first movement of Sibelius’ Violin Concerto.