Young Musicians' Competition for Instrument & Voice

Submission date, tba  (usually March)

Competition date, tba  (usually June)

Past Venue: Albert College Chapel, 160 Dundas Street W, Belleville


Competition Sponsors: The John M. and Bernice Parrott Foundation & Quinte Symphony

The Young Musicians' Competition for Instrument and Voice gives young instrumentalists or vocal students an opportunity to polish a concerto or a work for voice from the standard orchestral repertoire, and is adjudicated by a jury.  This competition is not open to attendance by the public.

This competition is open to those who meet the conditions of entry. The application form will outline details regarding the conditions of entry and application process. Deadline for filing applications is in the spring of competition year.

In addition to a cash award, the winner may be invited by Maestro Gordon Craig to perform as a featured soloist with Quinte Symphony during the following season.

We wish to thank The John M. and Bernice Parrott Memorial Foundation for their ongoing support of this Quinte Symphony initiative that encourages the development of young musicians.  We also wish to thank Albert College for the past use of their space and pianos.

For more information about this competition, please contact


Past Award Recipients

2000   Jesse Wagar Oogarah, clarinet
2002   Elaine Tam, piano
2004   Alison Temple, voice
2006   Jonathan Tam, piano
2008   Christine Hudson, oboe
2010   Luke Bell, piano & Katie Hinchliffe, soprano