2020 SFCM Youth Chamber Music Competition



The Amici Piano Trio, 2019 winner of Best Ensemble Award: Andrew Guo, violin, Brighton High School; Jackie Hager, cello, Brighton High School; Raymond Feng, piano, Pittsford Sutherland High. The piano trio was coached by Joseph Werner at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance.




The Viertel Quartet, 2019 winner of Best Syracuse-Area Ensemble Award: Yier Jin, violin, Nottingham High School; Grace Bloom, violin, Fayetteville-Manlius High School; Karina Balian, viola, Fayetteville-Manlius High School; Sammi Rizzo, cello, Fayetteville-Manlius High School. The string quartet was coached by Carol Sasson.


Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music is pleased to continue its annual Youth Chamber Music Competition for the 18th year. The primary purpose of this competition is to encourage students in the Central New York area to discover the joy of preparing chamber music for performance under the guidance of a coach.

All participating ensembles will perform before two judges and will receive written evaluations. The students in one or two of the ensembles will be selected to receive prize money, and one group may be invited to perform at the beginning of our final subscription concert before the featured professional ensemble. There is no entry fee for this competition.

The public is invited to attend the competition.

When: Saturday, March 28, 2020, beginning at 1:00 PM
Where: Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 E. Fayette St., Syracuse
Application deadline: February 28, 2020

Complete rules

Online application