2014 Young Artist Competition Winners Announced

Winners of the 2014 Young Artist Competition

The 2014 Schmidbauer Young Artist Competition presented plaques and prizes to four young talented string players. From left to right, Dr. Gene H. Moon, competition chair, Dr. Jennifer Dalmas, SFA associate professor of violin/viola and adjudicator, Timothy Dow, 3rd prize, Dolores Derksen, 3rd prize, Nathan Lo, 2nd prize, Cher Liu, 1st prize, Dr. Nathan Fleshner, SFA assistant professor of music theory and adjudicator, Ms. Sherri Fleshner, SFA adjunct faculty of music theory and adjudicator.

About the Competition

The George and Peggy Schmidbauer Young Artist Competition celebrates its seventh year by refocusing its vision towards cultivating the young generation of musicians who aspire to become future music performers and educators. Open to string players ages 15-18, the 2014 Schmidbauer Young Artist Competition will be held February 1, 2014 on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. The competition holds the highest standards in artistry and performance, attracting musicians from all around the world to East Texas. As an annual event, the competition alternates between piano and strings, bringing rising artists from both disciplines to compete and perform for lucrative prizes and future engagements.

The Schmidbauer Competition continues to serve as one of the highest benchmarks in the competition circuit and is a catalyst for launching successful careers. Past winners have continued their careers to perform with professional artists and orchestras all over the world. Supporting the future of young musicians while offering concerts at the highest level to the East Texas community continues to be the mission of the Schmidbauer Young Artist Competition.