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2017 Bonnie & Lee Malmed Young Artist Competition

2017 Bonnie & Lee Malmed Young Artist Competition

October 15, 2017


Violinist Maya Buchanan, MIC Academy alumna performed the Korngold Violin Concerto as the first place winner of the May 2017 Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra’s Bonnie and Lee Malmed Young Artist Competition. Under the leadership of Maestro Robert Hasty,  Maya performed October 15 for the general public and October 16 for school age children, exposing them to classical music. Following the youth concert, Maya spoke to 500+ elementary age children about her musical experiences. 


The Bonnie and Lee Malmed Young Artists Competition was created to help ensure the future of classical music by providing the opportunity for young musicians to hone their audition skills as well as to perform with a high caliber symphony orchestra. At the Young Artists Concert held in January 2003, a resolution from the State of Illinois's House of Representatives was presented to the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra commending the organization for its commitment to quality classical music and its encouragement of young musicians. In 2014, the competition was named the Bonnie and Lee Malmed Young Artists Competition in honor of the Malmeds' longtime support of the competition.


The competition is open to young orchestral musicians (including piano, saxophone, and guitar) from the ages of 16 to 22, and attracts performers from all over the country. The First Prize winner will receive a $1200 cash award and the Second Prize winner $800. 

More information about the 2018 Boonie & Lee Malmed Young Artists Competition.  Application deadline May 1, 2018 >>

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