The Darald and Julie Libby Family Youth Concerto Competition
Each year the New Hampshire Philharmonic invites an accomplished New Hampshire student to perform a solo with the orchestra in a regular concert of its subscription season. The Philharmonic does this to celebrate the fine playing ability of New Hampshire students, to provide a compelling musical experience for our audience, and to deliver on our educational mission.
Accomplished young musicians who are New Hampshire residents are encouraged to submit an application for the competition.
After review of the applications, a small number of finalists (typically five) is invited to perform for a jury of professional music educators.
The young musician who is selected by the panel of judges (in extraordinary circumstances, two young musicians are chosen) is then invited to play a solo with the orchestra during the next season of the Philharmonic.
2018 - Roric Cunningham, cello
2017 - Sarah Heimberg, trumpet
2015 - Stacie Lin, violin
2013 - Paul Bergeron, cello, Dover
Jerry Xiong, violin, Pembroke
2012 - Jan Fuller, cello, Concord
Anna Philbrick, viola, Candia
Isaac Schultz, bassoon, Exeter
2011 - Anna DeLoi, harp, Plaistow
2010 - Laurel Gagnon, violin, Hooksett
Rachel Finlayson, viola, Etna
2009 - Jacob MacKay, cello, Francestown
Ryan Hayward, tuba, Rochester
2008 - Rebecca Haynes, cello, Hanover
Thomas Philbrick, violin, Candia
2007 - Abe McWilliams, violin, Durham
2006 - Tim Gocklin, oboe, Manchester
2005 - Shelsey Weinstein, cello, Lyme
2004 - Ellen Flanagan, violin, Hanover
2003 - Shailey Devito, flute, Derry