2013 Lee Strebel Memorial Youth Concerto Competition
The CCO Concerto Competition is sponsored by:
- Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 youth concerto competition -
The CCO would like to present this year's winners of the Lee Strebel Memorial youth concerto competition:
- Senior Division: Helen Wong, violin [Concerto No. 2 in B Minor, Op 7 - Paganini]
- Junior Division: Finian Burns (violin) [Introduction and Tarantella, Op 43 - Sarasate]
- Honorable Mention: Miranda Werner (violin) [Concerto No. 3 in G Major - Mozart]
The CCO's Lee Strebel Memorial Youth Concerto Competition provides young area musicians the chance to compete, at the highest level, for a performance opportunity with a professional orchestral ensemble. Open to all instruments and voice, the competition takes place every two years in the Spring with a rotating panel of judges. In addition to competing for a chance to perform with the orchestra, students that compete are eligible for youth performance initiatives and masterclasses.
Students who have not yet graduated from high school may participate in one of two age divisions:
Junior: Not older than 14 on the competition date, or attending Middle School
Senior: Not older than 18 on the competition date, or attending High School.
We invite applications from piano, strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass, and guitar), woodwinds and brass (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, and tuba), timpani, percussion, harp, and voice.
The 2013 competition has concluded but please check back next season for more info about the next competition.
Please direct any questions to
- Senior Division: no winner designated this year
- Honorable Mention, Senior Division: Lizhou Sha, violin
- First Place, Junior Division: Sofia Tong, violin
- Co-winner, Senior Division: Samuel Shuhan, bass
- Co-winner, Senior Division: Marza Wilks, cello
- Honorable Mention, Senior Division: Louisa Womach, bass
- Honorable Mention, Junior Division: Helen Wong, violin
- First Place, Senior Division: Emerson Millar, violin
- Second Place, Senior Division: Peter Stammer, trumpet
How the Lee Strebel Memorial Youth Concerto Competition was created…
Administered by the Community Fund, The Strebel Fund for Community Enrichment was created in the memory and spirit of Lee Strebel’s love of the performing arts. To carry on his artistic vision and legacy, this fund supports talented high school students, individually or through organizations, who desire to develop to their full potential through continued studies, with special emphasis in the performing arts. Additionally, this fund supports various organizations, including arts education in the Ithaca City School District, local thespian events, and other related community programs. Lee lived his life fully, intensely and passionately. He aspired to be a stand-up comic, and enjoyed his art by making people laugh. Lee loved classic rock and roll and Broadway show tunes, particularly the Phantom of the Opera, which he introduced to many friends and family.
As part of a continued dedication to Lee Strebel’s love of the performing arts, various grants, awards, and programs will be supported and made possible through The Strebel Fund for Community Enrichment. A portion of The Strebel Planning Groups revenue will be bestowed to this fund annually.
The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra is honored to carry out this very special legacy.