2018 Johansen International Competition deadline is Dec. 1

Edited: November 7, 2017, 1:35 PM · The application deadline is Dec. 1 for the 2018 Johansen International Competition for Young String Players, which will take place March 14–17, 2018, in Washington, D.C. To apply, please click here.

The triennial competition offers prizes in three separate categories: violin, viola and cello, for young string players ages 13 through 17 years (born March 18, 2000 to March 17, 2005). Awards for each category include a $10,000 first prize, $7,000 second prize and $5,000 third prize. There is also a $1,000 prize for best performance of the commissioned work, "Johansen," by Joel Phillip Friedman. Winners also may receive performance opportunities and scholarships.

Jury members include Chee-Yun, Timothy Deighton and Peter Stumpf.

The competition was established in 1997 by the Friday Morning Music Club. First-prize winners in 2015 were violinist Lara Boschkor; violist Hae Sue Lee and cellist Zlatomir Fung; here is a complete list of past winners.

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