Concerto Competition

The Charlottesville Symphony at UVA and the UVA Department of Music are pleased to announce the second student Concerto Competition, the winner of which will perform with the Symphony on the February 8th and 9th, 2025 concerts.  Complete information and the application form can be found here. The application deadline is Friday, September 27. For questions, contact CS Director Benjamin Rous ( or Director of Performance David Sariti (

Application for Charlottesville Symphony Concerto Competition is due by the end of Friday, September 27, 2024, via email attachment to Director of Performance (TBD):

The UVA Concerto Competition was established in 2023 by the Music Department to recognize the outstanding achievements of our students. Student interest in the inaugural competition was high, and the level of performance was even higher. 

Pianist Alex Suh won the 2023 competition representing the department at the first student concerto performance at the March 2024 Charlottesville Symphony Concerts. He performed as the piano soloist for Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, one of the virtuosic showcase concertos in all symphonic literature.  Alex received standing ovations after both performances. Suh, a third-year at the time of his performance, is double majoring in music with a concentration in performance and computer science. Alex studies with UVA Music faculty, John Mayhood who serves as the Charlottesville Symphony Principal Keyboardist.  






   Photo Credit: Keith Perry




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