Young Artists Competition Winners 2022

View Winning Essays, Videos HERE - Guild Members Only


The Symphony Guild of Charlotte gives a standing ovation to the
2022 Young Artists Competition Winners!

Grand Prize Winner Advanced Level: Annie Liu
Grand Prize Winner Intermediate Level: Nikhil Perego

Honorable Mention Advanced Level/Open Division: Samuel Han
Honorable Mention Advance Level/Orchestral Division: A Tie!! Audrey Kim and Ellie Dixon
Honorable Mention Intermediate Level/Both Divisions: Shirley Tian


Essay Competition Advanced Level: Calvin Chen
Essay Competition Intermediate Level: Benjamin Mitchell

*Click HERE to read the winning essays and view the winners' original video performances (Guild members only).

This year's competition also featured excellent performances by finalists:
Calvin Chen, Ellie Dixon, Clark Fan, Samuel Han, Yuwen He, Skyla Kiang, Audrey Kim,
Annie Liu, Nikhil Perego, Cadence Shevy, Shirley Tian, Aaron Wang


Alternates Selected: Alyssa DeGarde Advanced, Christopher Huynh - Intermediate

Congratulations to all!

Be sure to view our Photo Gallery capturing the Young Artists Competition 2022 event.

A very special thank you to our panel of adjudicators:
Dr. Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant (Duke University), Dr. Robert Young (UNC School of the Arts) and
Christopher James Lees, Resident Conductor Charlotte Symphony


Special thanks also to the parents, teachers, accompanists et al supporting these
wonderful young musicians, and to Christ Lutheran Church for hosting us.


We look forward to the 2023 Competition. Look for details and application information in late spring.


The 2021 Young Artists Competition Committee and Volunteers
Wendy Azrak, Larry Bennett, Aram Kim Bryan, Ellen Caldwell, Carol Follmer, Kinsey Fournier,
 Adam Marino, Staci Marino, Karen Oldham, Lisa Phillips, Susan Ramsey,
Elizabeth Connor Stewart, Jenny Tolson, Linda Weisbruch
and Christopher James Lees (our special advisor)